Sunday, February 28, 2016

Reminder: Avalanches DO Happen on the Mountain

As witnessed by some of our climbing rangers earlier this week, avalanches do occur on the Mountain much more frequently than you may think.  Check out this blog post by Climbing Ranger Peter Ellis highlighting the avalanche just under Panorama Point, a very common point of interest for snowshoers and skiers. 

NPS Photo / VIP Kelly Teale
Whenever you travel to the park in the winter months, either for volunteering or for recreation, please remember to stay safe out there!  Check out this free online course on Avalanche Safety for a quick refresher on traveling in avalanche terrain.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Position Opening with Discover Your Northwest

Discover Your Northwest (a Park partner at Mount Rainier National Park) has a paid sales position available for the coming summer season at the bookstore in the Sunrise Visitor Center. Some experience in retail sales is preferred. The season starts near the middle of June and may last until the middle of September. Park housing at Sunrise is available at a reasonable rate. If you are interested in applying for this position, contact Sherry Paul, Branch Manager for Discover Your Northwest at for more details.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

We wish you and your loved ones a very Happy Valentine's Day today!

Photo credit: WTA's Jen Haas