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Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier, a spectacular dormant volcano cone 14,410 feet tall, is the most prominent peak in the Cascade Range of Washington state. It is the central feature of Mount Rainier National Park, the fifth oldest national park in the United States. Mount Rainier last erupted about 150 years ago and is encased in snow and ice. In addition to its namesake mountain, Mount Rainier National Park contains sub-alpine meadows and more than two dozen glaciers; it has old growth-forest more than 1,000 years old. The park's most popular destination - Paradise--is filled with wildflowers during the summer and hosts record snowfalls in winter. In the 1972, Paradise set the world record for seasonal snowfall at 1122 inches - almost 100 feet!

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