Mount Rainier National Park News
Hikers Capture Photo of Rare Optical Illusion on Mount Rainier
Two hikers witnessed a rare occurrence while climbing a mountain in Mount Rainier National Park : their own optical illusion. Radka Chapin and her husband Chris were standing on the summit ridge of Washington's Tamanos Mountain on Saturday when they got to see an effect known as a “Brocken
Rescued Snowboarders Credit Will Power For Survival
After two freezing nights trapped 7,000 feet up Washington’s icy Mount Rainier, two close pals are now able to laugh about their experience after telling of their own will power to survive. Derek Tyndall, 21, and his 20-year-old friend Thomas Dale came to the mountain...
Snowboarders Rescued After Spending Two Nights Trapped on Washington's Mount Rainier
Two snowboarders have been rescued after they spent two nights trapped at 7,500 feet on Washington's Mount Rainier. Derek Tyndall, 21, and Thomas Dale, 20, both from Indiana, were found alive, but their condition was not immediately known. It is expected to be several hours before the rescue teams
5 Things You Should Know This Morning
Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning. 1. Oil Princes Down Oil prices are at $78 a barrel – their lowest point in nearly nine months. And gas prices are below $3 a gallon in South Carolina and Virginia and several other southern states could see a dip below $3
Afghan Killings: Troubled History of American Base
A veteran American soldier has been accused of carrying out one of the most heinous crimes in the decade-long Afghan war: the apparently unprovoked systemic slaughter of 16 Afghan civilians, including women and children. Though the soldier's name has not been released, military officials said he is
Search Resumes for Four Missing Hikers After Blizzard in Washington
The search for two pairs of hikers missing for nearly a week in Washington’s Mount Rainier National Park resumed today after freezing rain and heavy snow kept crews inside Friday. National Parks spokeswoman Patti Wold says conditions are rough, but searchers are optimistic that the...
Weather Hampers Search for Missing Mt. Rainier Hikers
An unprecedented winter storm that is hammering the Pacific Northwest coast with freezing rain and heavy snow has hampered the search for four hikers missing from Washington’s Mount Rainier Park. Mark Vucich, 37, of San Diego, and Michelle Trojanowski, 30, of Atlanta, were supposed to return...
Snowshoe Hiker Burned Money to Stay Alive
A 66-year-old snowshoe hiker who had been missing in the mountains of Washington state for two days said he survived because of the warmth created from burning his own money. Yong Chun Kim, of Tacoma, Wash., was found by a trio of searchers Monday after he’d spent two nights in...
Missing Snowshoe Hiker Yong Chun Kim Found Alive on Mount Rainier
ABC News’ Beth Loyd and Michael S. James report: A trio of rescuers today found, snowshoer Yong Chun Kim alert and conscious after he went missing Saturday during a hike on Mount Rainier in Washington state. “As soon as we heard he was alive, my sister, his...
Search Narrows for Mount Rainier Missing Hiker
ABC News’ Beth Loyd reports: A team of more than 70 people and two teams of rescue dogs narrowed their search today on Mount Rainier for the 66-year-old man who disappeared Saturday while leading a group on a snowshoe hike by focusing on two clues,...