Mount Rainier National Park

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  • What an awsome place to visit

    Aug 23, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great scenery, great wildflowers, great hiking
    Cons: crowds, but they are bearable

    Summary: I have traveled all around the country to pursue my hiking passion. In August of 2005 my travels lead me to Mt. Rainier NP for the first time. I was not disappointed with my visit to this great national park. I drove to MRNP all the way from Buffalo, ... read more

  • Beautiful Mount Rainier National Park

    Oct 17, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful mountain scenery
    Cons: Food service

    Summary: Why We Went It was time again to visit "the kids." My son had some business in the Seattle area. He suggested while we were there, that we check out Mount Rainier National Park. How could I argue? Where We Stayed Daughter in law (DIL) ... read more

  • Mt. Rainier

    Jan 23, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful park! Awesome mountains and views
    Cons: Weather is very moody

    Summary: My wife and I climbed Mt. Rainier on July 21-22. When you come in to the park, you are taken up by the enormosity of Mt. Rainier. It doesn't look that tall (over 14,000 ft.), but instead it just looks big! If you plan to climb and summit like we did, ... read more

  • You will want to come back

    Aug 11, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great views, lush Northwest nature, wildlife views
    Cons: cold and cloudy

    Summary: It is quite interesting that if you go to the Mt Rainier page on Epinions, there are no opinions not recommending it, at least so far. Assuming that everyone who wrote an opinion has visited the national monument, it would be safe to assume that everyone ... read more

  • Mt Rainier: Love at First Sight

    Feb 23, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Absolutely beautiful
    Cons: The weather can be unpredictable and treacherous.

    Summary: It has been over a quarter of a century since I first set eyes on her and yet that memory is as vivid today as the day it happened. It was early August in 1973 and I was 18 years old, fresh out of high school and bound for college. I had left East ... read more

  • A Breathtaking Adventure

    Dec 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: peaceful drive, a lot to see
    Cons: none that I can think of

    Summary: My daughter and I played hooky from school one spring day to make the trip with my mom. We packed some sodas and sandwiches, and made sure we were prepared with cameras and film. I'm always impressed with the forests of the Cascades. They ... read more

  • More Beautiful Than I Imagined

    Sep 7, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Magnificent, Indescribable
    Cons: Crowded

    Summary: This past summer I visited Colorado, Utah, Yellowstone, the Tetons and Yosemite. Nowhere did I see a more magnificent mountain than Mt. Rainier. Driving out of Seattle you can see it towering over the land and you think it's not real, just a strange ... read more

  • Avoiding the crowds without leaving civilization

    Jul 24, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Awesome Glaciers
    Cons: Snow at higher elevations so dangerous and wet if you don't wear proper clothes and shoes. But if you're prepared, this is a pro.

    Summary: The first time I saw Mt Ranier was from my airplane. We sat on the right on our flight up from California and flew right by Mt Hood, Mt. St Helens and Mt Ranier. It was awesome - a great way to start our trip to Mt. Ranier and we were glad we got to the ... read more

  • A local's point of view

    Jul 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: GORGEOUS Northwest scenery
    Cons: Price of everything

    Summary: Know where the first recorded UFO sighting was? Mt. Rainier some 50 years ago. Hey! This is Bigfoot territory-we have it all!!! I have lived in the shadow of Mt. Rainier for the past 21 years, since I was 10 years old. I have seen it in ... read more

  • Climbing Mt. Rainier

    Jul 20, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The most famous Washington landmark
    Cons: crowds, long drive

    Summary: I wanted to puke. Here I was, 9,000 feet up the northern shoulder of majestic Mt. Rainier, Washington, and I felt like spilling my cookies all over the nice, clean snow. Some climber! Our group of ten Air Force members were on a climb, ... read more

  • A Magnificent Soaring Buttress!

    Jul 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Spectacular Views, Glaciers, Great Hiking, Wildlife, Giant Trees
    Cons: Not enough Camping Areas, Slow Winding Roads, Crowded

    Summary: Mt. Rainier National Park is a place that I hold dear and a place that everyone should visit. There is no site quite like the one of this soaring 14,411 ft. buttress of a peak. It is especially impressive when viewed from outside the park, most notably ... read more

  • Breathtaking and Relaxing!

    Jul 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: breathtaking!
    Cons: none

    Summary: If you are looking for a place to go while you are in the Washington state area, I would definitely recommend Mount Rainier!! We just went on a family trip to Washington and we thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Mount Rainier. The great thing is that you ... read more

  • Climbing Mt. Rainier

    Jun 27, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A classic climb
    Cons: Not particularly fun...

    Summary: What possesses a person to spend 3-4 days trudging up endless slopes of snow and ice, shivering in freezing temperatures at night while being baked by UV rays during the day, just to reach a place where it's hard to breathe and the winds are trying to ... read more

  • We played in the snow in June!

    Jun 17, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: breath-taking views
    Cons: We didnt stay the night there!

    Summary: Mount Rainier is always there, wherever you go in Western Washington. It's magestic peaks can be seen from all over. We spent two years out here before we finally got the time together to make the trip to see it firsthand. The drive from ... read more

  • Journey to Mount Rainier: A Personal Memoir

    Mar 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Scenic drives, variety of nature trails, well-maintained facilities
    Cons: Volcanic eruption possible at any time

    Summary: Mount Rainier is a commanding landmark even in the Pacific Northwest, a region renowned for its dramatic natural beauty. Rising to an elevation of 14,411 feet, it is one the United States' highest and most majestic peaks. Its lower slopes are covered ... read more

  • Rainier: Heaven on earth

    Mar 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Everything
    Cons: Nothing

    Summary: One word. Paradise. God must have spent five of the six days at Mount Rainier. Vast Meadows. Beautiful sturdy trees. Alpine Lakes. Mount Rainier has everything. Nice easy strolls to climbing to the top of Mount Rainier. I highly recommend ... read more

  • Majestic Beauty Right Out Your Front Door

    Jan 22, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful scenery
    Cons: Can't think of any

    Summary: Imagine waking up to a view of Mt Rainier out your front door. It's just awesome, and beyond words. As a matter of fact everywhere you go you see it, it follows you! The park is even better. It's been many years since I've been so I don't ... read more

  • Mt. Rainier is the best place in the world

    Dec 1, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It doesn't get any better than this
    Cons: Maybe a little too cold for some

    Summary: Bottom line...this place is heaven. Large craggy mountains waiting to be traversed, the lush green valleys dotted with pristine ponds, and the clouds surrounding the peak almost 24 seven; sounds like it's straight out of a fairy tale, but its not. Its ... read more

  • Mt. Rainier National Park

    Sep 10, 1999 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Outdoors, inexpensive, clean
    Cons: Limited resources for prudes

    Summary: Located in Washington's South Western Corner, Mt. Rainier is a spectacle to behold. We flew into Portland, OR, but Seattle, WA is about the same driving time to the Paradise Entrance to MRNP. By far the best time of year to visit is the ... read more

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  • Beautiful Park!

    Feb 11, 2004 by
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    Pros: Beautiful sights, full of things to do.
    Cons: None.

    Summary: The park is not only beautiful and full of sight to see, but is full of fun things to do. I have just recently been there in the past month, i was there to do some back-country snowboard, which was excellent. There is many things to do in every season, ... read more

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