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With the Northwest's singular natural icon as its centerpiece, the Mt. Rainier region is comprised of some 2,800 square miles including one national park as well as portions of seven wilderness areas, …

With the Northwest's singular natural icon as its centerpiece, the Mt. Rainier region is comprised of some 2,800 square miles including one national park as well as portions of seven wilderness areas, three national forest areas, and picturesque mountain communities. Visit Rainier is the official tourism resource for the Mt. Rainier region. The website www.visitrainier.com provides a comprehensive set of activity ideas, accommodations and travel planning tools.

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  • 1. Media Kit 2014
  • 2. Visit Rainier – The official tourism resource for Information on Mt. Rainier With the Northwest's singular natural icon as its centerpiece, the Mt. Rainier region is comprised of some 2,800 square miles including one national park as well as portions of seven wilderness areas, three national forest areas, and picturesque mountain communities. Visit Rainier is the official tourism resource for the Mt. Rainier region. The website www.visitrainier.com provides a comprehensive set of activity ideas, accommodations and travel planning tools.
  • 3. Adventure All Year Round Mt. Rainier offers outdoor adventure during every season. The warmer months boast boundless opportunities for camping, hiking, fishing, trail running, biking and horseback riding. In the fall, visitors will be amazed by the autumn foliage while they do some berry and mushroom picking followed by a ride aboard the Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad. Winter starts another season of heart-pumping adventure with cross country skiing, snowshoeing, sledding and winter camping. The near by Crystal Mountain boasts world-class skiing and snowboarding. Shoulder seasons are the perfect time to explore deeper and discover the wonders without the crowds.
  • 4. Hiking in Mt. Rainier National Park Hiking trails lead to many of the most beautiful spots of Mt. Rainier National Park: crystalline high mountain lakes, cascading waterfalls, meandering streams, sub-alpine meadows carpeted in flowers, and peaks offering vistas of the glaciers of Rainier. The granddaddy of them all is the famous Wonderland Trail, a multi-day journey covering over 93 miles that encircles the entire mountain. Travelers can use Visit Rainier’s sortable list or the interactive map to find the perfect hike for their group.
  • 5. Mt. Rainier ranked as the best place to view wildflowers in the United States One of the most spectacular aspects of Mt. Rainier National Park is its world-renowned wildflower meadows. No matter what the length of your stay, a stroll among these seemingly endless fields of wildflowers is a must-do. Each July and August, Mt. Rainier's meadows burst with color. Wildflower Wonders: 50 Best Wildflower Sites in the World by Bob Gibbons names Mt. Rainier as the best place to view wildflowers in the United States. Visit Rainier offers travelers information on the best time of year to view the flowers, the best wildflower hikes, how to identify the flora and wildflower etiquette.
  • 6. Mt. Rainier’s Scenic Drives Travelers can hit the road and see the sights in and around Mt. Rainier. They can choose from four loops, all of which can be completed easily in a day or, stay overnight for a more leisurely outing. For a detailed description of these loop drives and points of interest along these routes, Visit Rainier has compiled a comprehensive guide to the circle around Rainier, the Road to Paradise and nationally designated scenic byways. Folks looking to spend a little more time on the road can find information on the two-mountain tour of Mt. Rainier and Mt. St. Helens.
  • 7. 12 Hot Spots for Photography That natural beauty all around Mt. Rainier begs to be photographed. Photographers of all abilities visit from near and far all year round to capture this majestic mountain, the wildflowers, the waterfalls, the historic landmarks and more. Visit Rainier has compiled the most popular spots to take photos of Mount Rainier on the website. Topping the list is Reflection Lakes, Paradise and Sunrise Point.
  • 8. Lodging Visit Rainier features information on all lodging options around Mt. Rainier in one, easy location. The national park and surrounding areas offer every type of accommodation from tent camping to historic inns and well appointed vacation homes. All accommodations are at the doorstep of Mt. Rainier’s adventures and offer a wide array of creature comforts. Visit Rainier also offers exclusive weekend lodging deals that are updated every Thursday. Travelers weary from all of their exploring can find full services spas in the nearby town of Ashford.
  • 9. History of the National Park Mt. Rainier National Park was established on March 2, 1899 as the fifth national park in the United States. The national park, covering 235,612 acres, includes such well-known sites as Paradise, Sunrise at 6,400 feet, the highest point in the park accessible by car, Longmire, Ohanapecosh, Grove of the Patriarchs, Tipsoo Lake, 25 named glaciers, and wildflower carpeted sub-alpine meadows.. Historic landmarks in the national park include Paradise Inn, built in 1916 surrounded by lush fields of wildflowers, and the National Park Inn, featuring their famous blackberry cobbler and the old Longmire general store.
  • 10. Media Contacts Stephanie Norby Director of New Media Adventure Media snorby@adventuremedianews.com 254-423-2568 Julie Johnson Visit Rainier juliejohnson@visitrainier.com Office: 360-825-0407