Mt Rainier National Park - Press Release - Summertime Ranger-led programs return to the Mountain

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17 Jun, 2011 02:22 AM

Mount Rainier National Park
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 16, 2011
Summertime Ranger-led Programs return to the Mountain
Contact: Curt Jacquot, [email blocked], 360.569.6578

Mount Rainier National Park is pleased to announce the return of regularly

scheduled ranger-led programs. The Ohanapecosh campground is snow-free and

rangers have returned to present a variety of daily programs starting

Friday, June 17th. These include Junior Ranger activities, walks and

evening programs.

In June at the Paradise Jackson Visitor Center, visitors can join a daily

Ranger’s Choice walk at 2 p.m. and on Friday, June 17th there will be an

evening program at the Paradise Inn starting at 9 p.m. The complete

schedule of daily ranger programs at Longmire and Paradise will begin

Friday, July 1st. The summer schedule of Ranger-led activities is

available on the park website at:

http://www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/rangerprograms.htm

Follow upcoming Mount Rainier National Park events via our new twitter page

at:

http://twitter.com/#!/MountRainierNPS

Upcoming evening programs are as follows:

Friday, June 17, Paradise Inn Lobby at 9:00 PM

Journey to Paradise:

Join Ranger Maureen McLean for a 1915 sojourn to Mount Rainier National

Park.

Friday, June 17, Ohanapecosh Campground Amphitheater 8:30 pm
Treemendous Trees
Come and discover the many special gifts that the coniferous forests of
Mount Rainier provide for all with Ranger Bev Killam.

Saturday, June 18, Ohanapecosh Campground Amphitheater 8:30 pm
Climbing Mount Rainier
Have you ever wondered, dreamed, or imagined what you would experience were
you to climb the mountain? Join Ranger Dan Smith for a journey into the
world of thin air and ice as he shares his 40+ years of climbing
experiences.

Sunday, June 19, Ohanapecosh Campground Amphitheater 8:30 pm
Life in the Treetops
The old growth forests of Mount Rainier National Park are some of the last
remnants of the forests that covered this area in the past. These
biologically diverse ecosystems provide life to thousands of plant and
animal species. Join Ranger Scott Coombs in a tour of the old growth
forest and an introduction to the animals that call these treetops home.

Monday, June 20, Ohanapecosh Campground Amphitheater 8:30 pm
Climbing Mount Rainier
Ranger Dan Smith

Tuesday, June 21, Ohanapecosh Campground Amphitheater 8:30 pm
Treemendous Trees
Ranger Bev Killam

Wednesday, June 22, Ohanapecosh Campground Amphitheater 8:30 pm
Where the Wild Things Are

Thursday, June 23, Ohanapecosh Campground Amphitheater 8:30 pm
Life Comes From The Volcano!

General park information is available at www.nps.gov/mora or by calling
360-569-2211.

                                    -NPS-

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