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Mount Rainier National Park Releases Twitter Page

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Date: June 13, 2011
Contact: Patti Wold, Public Information Officer, 360-569-6563

Superintendent Dave Uberuaga announces the launching of the Official Mount Rainier National Park Twitter page. Follow the park on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/MountRainierNPS to discover news as it's happening, learn more about park topics that are important to you, and get the inside scoop in real time. 

Before you leave home, or during a stop while en route to the park, check the park out on Twitter. Is the parking lot full at Paradise? Are the roads open throughout the park? Are there any emergency situations that will affect your visit? Keep up-to-date on road and facility openings and closures, emergency situations, special events, and watch for other noteworthy and timely tweets.

Future plans for park social media include Facebook, Flickr and YouTube pages. The best place to learn about the launching of these sites is on the Official Mount Rainier National Park Twitter page!

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Did You Know?

The mountain's namesake: Rear Admiral Peter Rainier of the British Navy.

In 1792, Captain George Vancouver of the British Navy became the first European to sail into the Puget Sound. On the horizon, he noted a large, snowy mountain, known to local Native Americans as Tahoma, Takhoma, or Tacobet. Vancouver named it for his colleague Rear Admiral Peter Rainier.