• Mount Rainier peeks through clouds, viewed across subalpine wildflowers and glacial moraine.

    Mount Rainier

    National Park Washington

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    Road construction from the Nisqually Entrance to Longmire. Expect a 30-minute delay, Monday through Friday. Beginning May 29 to mid-July, all services at the Kautz Creek parking and picnic area are closed through the week. Limited parking on Sat & Sun. More »

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Memorial Service in Celebration of the Life of Park Ranger Margaret Anderson

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Date: January 6, 2012
Contact: Patti Wold, 360-569-6515

A memorial service will be held to celebrate the life of Park Ranger Margaret Anderson, at 1:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, at Pacific Lutheran University - 12180 Park Avenue S, Tacoma, Washington. Ranger Anderson was fatally shot in the line of duty on January 1, 2012. Arrangements are in progress and will be posted on the park website www.nps.gov/mora as information becomes available.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to KeyBank, P.O. Box 159, Eatonville, WA 98328. Checks should be made out to the Margaret Anderson Donation Account.

Please direct all correspondence including requests for information, resource offers, and condolences to MountRainierInfo@gmail.com.

Did You Know?

The toe of Carbon Glacier appears dirty as it is covered in silt. Mount Rainier is in the background.

Carbon Glacier, on the north side of Mount Rainier, comes to the lowest elevation of any glacier in the lower 48 states at 3500 feet. It is also Mount Rainier's thickest glacier, one section being nearly 700 feet thick.