The Volcanoes


Do Rainier

Do Rainier

There are as many ways to experience Mount Rainier as there are seasons in a year.  
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Accommodations for Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens, and Mount Adams

Mill Village Motel
210 Center Street 'E'
Eatonville

360-832-3200

Crest Trail Lodge
12729 US Highway 12
Packwood

360-494-4944

Best Western Plus Park Place Inn & Suites
201 SW Interstate Avenue
Chehalis

360-748-4040

Alta Crystal Resort at Mt. Rainier
68317 SR 410 E
Greenwater

360-663-2500

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Do Rainier

There are as many ways to experience Mount Rainier as there are seasons in a year.


Impact Zone

Approach from the west and you parallel the Toutle River, proceeding uphill through an orderly progression of visitors centers and overlooks that end at Toutle's Johnston Ridge Observatory.


Volcanoes With Kids

Mount Rainier looms in the distance, but that's not what has 14-year-old Garrison's attention.


7 Side Trips

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Back to the Future

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Mountains Abloom

AFTER MONTHS of winter, the splashes of color that highlight Northwest landscapes bring an April that is downright irresistible.


Hot Tips

WASHINGTON STATE is home to five major composite volcanoes, including three clustered in its southwest corner: Mounts Rainier, St. Helens, and Adams.


Peak Pursuit

SUMMITING THE LOWER 48’s tallest glaciated peak: Mount Rainier.


Volcanic Majesty

PART OF THE FUN of visiting Mount St. Helens—the craggy volcanic mountain that famously blew its top in 1980—is getting there.


Flag Planters

The volcanoes of Washington have served as training ground for some of the most accomplished mountaineers in the world.


High Five

Mount Rainier—the Lower 48’s most glaciated peak and an active volcano— looms large ... and not just because of its 14,410-foot height. Here are five ways to experience pure wonder on and around its slopes.


From the Ashes

FOR MANY WASHINGTONIANS, May 18, 1980, is a day that will forever echo across their memories. It was on that morning, at 8:32, that an earthquake caused the north face of Mount St. Helens to collapse,


Underground in a Volcano

THE IDEA OF WALKING into a volcano sounded strange to begin with, but when somebody told me I’d need a jacket to stay warm, I had to check it out.


Hike Rainier

The hike to Camp Muir on 14,410-foot Mount Rainier is one of the most spectacular in the Northwest.


Misty Mountain

“The stars look like diamonds on black velvet from the mountain.”


Wild Tastes

Some 2,000-plus farms make their homes in Lewis and Cowlitz Counties. Fryer chickens are raised here in abundance, but what may be most prolific are the delectables the forests produce.


Mountain High

Mount Rainier National Park displays year-round wonders.


Drop Dead Gorge-ous

The Columbia River Gorge is a stunner.


Seeking Sasquatch

Up high in the North Cascades, night and forest shroud my group in near-darkness. Just enough ambient light remains to toss snowballs— a playful salute from one species hoping to communicate with another.


Blast Times

AFTER THE ERUPTION of Mount St. Helens in May 1980, then-president Jimmy Carter observed that the devastation made “the moon look like a golf course.”


 

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Cowlitz County Tourism

360-577-3137

Lewis County Convention & Visitor Bureau

800-525-3323

Skamania County Chamber of Commerce

800-989-9178

Stevenson Business Association

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Woodinville, WA 98072
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