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Summertime Ranger-led Programs Return to the Mountain

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Date: June 16, 2011
Contact: Curt Jacquot, 360-569-6578

Mount Rainier National Park is pleased to announce the return of regularly scheduled ranger-led programs. The Ohanapecosh campground is snow-free and rangers have returned to present a variety of daily programs starting Friday, June 17 th.  These include Junior Ranger activities, walks and evening programs.

In June at the Paradise Jackson Visitor Center, visitors can join a daily Ranger’s Choice walk at 2 p.m. and on Friday, June 17th  there will be an evening program at the Paradise Inn starting at 9 p.m. The complete schedule of daily ranger programs at Longmire and Paradise will begin Friday, July 1 st .  The summer schedule of Ranger-led activities is available on the park website at: http://www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/rangerprograms.htm

Follow upcoming Mount Rainier National Park events via our new twitter page at:
http://twitter.com/#!/MountRainierNPS

Upcoming evening programs are as follows:
Friday, June 17, Paradise Inn Lobby at 9:00 PM
Journey to Paradise:
Join Ranger Maureen McLean for a 1915 sojourn to Mount Rainier National Park.

Friday, June 17, Ohanapecosh Campground Amphitheater 8:30 pm  
Treemendous Trees
Come and discover the many special gifts that the coniferous forests of Mount Rainier provide for all with Ranger Bev Killam.

Saturday, June 18, Ohanapecosh Campground Amphitheater 8:30 pm  
Climbing Mount Rainier
Have you ever wondered, dreamed, or imagined what you would experience were you to climb the mountain?  Join Ranger Dan Smith for a journey into the world of thin air and ice as he shares his 40+ years of climbing experiences.

Sunday, June 19, Ohanapecosh Campground Amphitheater 8:30 pm  
Life in the Treetops
The old growth forests of Mount Rainier National Park are some of the last remnants of the forests that covered this area in the past.  These biologically diverse ecosystems provide life to thousands of plant and animal species.  Join Ranger Scott Coombs in a tour of the old growth forest and an introduction to the animals that call these treetops home.

Monday, June 20, Ohanapecosh Campground Amphitheater 8:30 pm  
Climbing Mount Rainier
Ranger Dan Smith

Tuesday, June 21, Ohanapecosh Campground Amphitheater 8:30 pm  
Treemendous Trees
Ranger Bev Killam

Wednesday, June 22, Ohanapecosh Campground Amphitheater 8:30 pm  
Where the Wild Things Are

Thursday, June 23, Ohanapecosh Campground Amphitheater 8:30 pm  
Life Comes From The Volcano!


General park information is available at www.nps.gov/mora or by calling 360-569-2211.

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Did You Know?

Floyd Schmoe, Mount Rainier's first full-time Park Naturalist.

Floyd Schmoe was Mount Rainier's first full-time Park Naturalist. In 1923, he launched the park's "Nature Notes", a series of writings on various park-related topics. There are hundreds of editions of the notes in the park's collection, all of which are accessible through the Mount Rainier History & Culture webpage: More...