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Upgrades approved for Rainier's Camp Muir

George Dunn leads climbers en route to Camp Muir and the summit of Mount Rainier. (Associated Press)
George Dunn leads climbers en route to Camp Muir and the summit of Mount Rainier. (Associated Press)

The National Parks Service has approved long-awaited upgrades to Mount Rainier’s Camp Muir – one of the main stops for the thousands of people who climb the mountain.

Pacific West Region director Chris Lehnertz determined that upgrading the high camp would have no impact on the park, giving the green light to replace the camp’s nonhistoric structures.

Mount Rainier National Park superintendent Randy King said the project will cost about $700,000 and take three to five years to complete, the Tacoma News Tribune reported.

Camp Muir is the highest backcountry camp, located at an elevation of 10,080 feet.




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