Ranger Brief Video Series

 

Ranger Brief: Avalanche Risk on Mount Rainier

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Duration:
4 minutes, 42 seconds

Anyone familiar with mountains knows that avalanche danger is always a consideration when heading out for a snowshoe walk or ski trip. Mount Rainier is no exception. In our first Ranger Brief video, Climbing Ranger Glenn Kessler discusses avalanche risk and safety on Mount Rainier.

 

Ranger Brief: Shoulder Season Hazards

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Duration:
3 minutes, 45 seconds

Excited for spring? Fans of fall? We are too! But while warming temperatures melt away snow, they also expose new hazards hikers should be aware of. Fall weather in turn brings back the rain, turning streams into raging rivers that can make crossings a dangerous proposition. Make sure you have a safe and enjoyable transition between seasons and watch out for some of the  hazards described by Backcountry Ranger Daniel in this video.

 

Ranger Brief: Paradise Meadows in Fall

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Duration:
5 minutes, 24 seconds

Paradise is famous for its lush wildflowers meadows. However, there is still plenty to see and discover in the meadows even when the flowers begin to fade in the fall. Join Ranger Maureen McLean as she shares some of the secrets of autumn meadows, from tasty treats to tipsy wildlife.

 

Ranger Brief: Ohanapecosh Archaeology Dig

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Duration:
5 minutes, 38 seconds

Evidence of human use on Mount Rainier spans thousands of years. Park Archaeologist Greg Burtchard describes the discovery of four new pre-contact, prehistoric sites in the Ohanapecosh area. These sites date back to 3,700-6,400 years ago, and provide important insight about the connection between humans and Mount Rainier.

 

The Ohanapecosh Archaeology Project was expanded in 2015. Watch a follow-up video to find out what additional evidence of human use was discovered in the area.

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55210 238th Avenue East
Ashford, WA 98304

Phone:

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