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Crevasse.com - Mike Gauthier's personal Web site. He's Mt Rainier's lead climbing ranger, an accomplished photographer, and author of the definitive climbing guide for Mt Rainier. Check out his awesome photo gallery.

Mt Rainier Climbing Blog - Mike's blog is also the definitive source for up-to-date climbing information for Rainier. It includes climbing reports, route info, current conditions, photos and any other relative news in the park and on "The Mountain."

Rainier Mountaineering, Inc - RMI is owned and operated by Lou and Peter Whittaker together with Joseph Horiskey. Their staff of highly skilled and experienced mountain guides will help you meet the challenge of Mt Rainier.

Whittaker Mountaineering: Specialty Outdoor Store - The place to find everything you need for mountaineering, including rental gear for all seasons and climbing equipment, clothing, gifts, books and maps, espresso, pizza and beer. Shop online, by phone, or visit the store at Rainier Basecamp in Ashford.

Tahoma Research Service - Cecelia Svinth Carpenter founded and operates this Native American research and consulting service. She is a much respected author and Northwest Indian historian. Read selected articles and purchase her wonderful books, including Where the Waters Begin, The Traditional Nisqally Indian History of Mount Rainier.

Harvey Manning - Sadly, Harvey passed away on November 12, 2006. He was a well-known author and wilderness advocate and will be greatly missed. He co-authored many books in The Mountaineers' 100 Hikes™ Series, including the popular 100 Classic Hikes in Washington. You can purchase his books on Amazon.com and in virtually every bookstore in the Northwest. Or go here: Mountaineer Books

Mt Rainier Visitor Association - The Nisqually River Valley offers visitors a wide choice of lodging, activities, dining and shopping. The communities of Ashford and Elbe are the gateway to the only year-round entrance to Mount Rainier National Park. Check out their business listings, special events calendar, and itinerary suggestions.


Mt Rainier National Park Live Web Cams

A view of the "The Mountain" looking north from the Paradise Visitors' Center.

Another view from the Paradise Visitors' Center looking south.


Leave No Trace / Center for Outdoor Ethics - LNT strives to educate all those who enjoy the outdoors about the nature of their recreational impacts as well as techniques to prevent and minimize such impacts. The 7 principles of Leave No Trace

Washington's National Park Fund - Their mission is to preserve and restore Mount Rainier, North Cascades and Olympic National Parks by offering financial support.

Northwest Interpretive Association - Their work assists Northwest National Parks by providing interpretive materials. Their online store is an excellent source for maps, books on natural and cultural history, trail guides, DVDs, memorabilia and other park materials.

Washington Trails Association - WTA is a volunteer-driven non-profit that works to preserve, enhance and promote hiking opportunities in Washington state through education, advocacy and trail maintenance.