Sunday, January 8, 2012

"Reflection, seeds of recovery at Mount Rainier"

Volunteers are featured significantly in a multi-page set of articles in The News Tribune today.

Allan and Rose Evans, park volunteers from Graham, met Anderson shortly after she was hired in 2008. “We want to be here,” Rose Evans said. “I think being here honors her.”

National Park Service workers from as far away as Georgia helped run the park, and local volunteers chipped in. Tacoma Mountain Rescue stationed two climbers at Camp Muir and another team in Longmire to respond to search-and-rescue situations. “This place is sacred to a lot of people,” said Scott Schissel, a Tacoma Mountain Rescue volunteer headed to Camp Muir. “It doesn’t matter if you are a climber, a hiker or just somebody who wants to visit a national park; it’s pretty devastating to think something like this could happen in such a pristine and hallowed place.”

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