The Majestic Park •

Talk of legendary creatures aside, the researchers hoped to gain a little insight into the state of the area itself. When it was first designated a national park, there was a pledge to preserve “the majestic icon of Mount Rainier, a glaciated volcano, along with its… wilderness experiences and… wilderness values.” In recent years, though, they’d been failing at the task. Photo credit: Theo Crazzolara / WikiCommons / Attribution 2.0 Generic

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