Mount Rainier National Park

Nearly every Friday this summer, I have been in the practice of hiking a trail out of my backyard called “Eagles Peak”.  When I first trudged the 3.5 miles up to the peak in early June, the entire upper third of the hike was frosted...

Over the first few weeks of my internship at Mount Rainier, one of my most frequent jobs has been monitoring and assessing hazard trees around campgrounds and public areas. Hazard trees are, well, any type of hazardous tree that could inflict damage on property or...

One of my favorite aspects about my internship this summer is the flexibility to learn from other teams in natural resources outside of my daily work with vegetation. For example, I had a great time last Friday volunteering with the aquatics crew. We visited two...