Shadows of the Past Living History Program
Contact: Park Ranger Curt Jacquot, 360-569-6577
On Saturday August 18, Mount Rainier National Park will present Shadows of the Past, a "living history" program. Volunteers and staff in costumes will portray important individuals from the park's past. The early story of Mount Rainier and the National Park Service from 1883 through 1916 will be told. Lead Rangers will guide groups along the Trail of Shadows in Longmire. Historical figures will emerge from the darkness while volunteers with lanterns illuminate the scene!
The free program lasts about 80 minutes. Admission to the park is $15 for private vehicles.
Longmire is six miles east of the park's southwest Nisqually Entrance. Walks will leave (rain or shine) from in front of the National Park Inn at Longmire at 8:30 PM, 8:50 PM, 9:10 PM, and 9:30 PM. Those attending should bring warm clothing, sturdy footwear, insect repellant, and a flashlight.
Did You Know?
About 5,600 years ago the summit and northeast face of Mount Rainier fell away in a massive landslide accompanied by volcanic explosions. The Osceola Mudflow, a towering wall of mud and rock, thundered down the White River Valley where it deposited 600' of debris eventually reaching the Puget Sound.