Tag Archives: Mt. Rainier

When the Mountains Send You Home: Lessons from Liberty Ridge

The Chinook helicopter hung low over Mt. Rainier, its massive rotors hammering wildly at the thin air. From the edge of the Carbon Glacier, 5000 feet below, we could make out a second, smaller helicopter running sweeps up and down the mountain. Two black dots moved slowly in a grid pattern across the upper route, presumably climbing rangers looking for …

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Dodging Turkeys: Mike McQuaide Interviews Himself

Story and photos by Mike McQuaide With thousands of miles of snaking tarmac that winds, wends, climbs and descends through some of the country’s most stunning and varied terrain – alpine meadows to jewel-like islands; arid desert to lush rain forest – Washington State is truly an amazing place to ride a bike. And now Mountaineers Books of Seattle has …

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