Shadows of the Past Tour at Mt. Rainier

The National Park Service announced today it’s Shadows of the Past program, to be held at the Trail of the Shadows near Longmire in Mount Rainier National Park.  The program is a ~90 minute tour along the half-mile trail that will lead families and individuals of all ages into a journey into the past to visit characters such as John Muir, P.B. Van Trump and Fay Fuller among others.  As the walk continues the characters will come to life and share their stories of Mount Rainier.

The program will run 4 nights during the summer: July 10th, July 24th, August 7th, and August 21st.  Ranger-led lantern tours depart every 20 minutes between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. The program will be held rain or shine. Bring a warm jacket, insect repellant, a flashlight, and wear sturdy shoes. The program is free with the National Park admission fee.

If you have questions or you are interested in becoming involved in the program as a character or lantern bearer, please contact Lee Snook at (360) 569-2211  *6043

Take a look at this video produced by the National Park Service to see what’s in store:

“Shadows of the Past” – Mount Rainier National Park from Three Moon Bay on Vimeo.


Spring Is In The Air At Northwest Trek

by Three Bears Lodge on April 9, 2010 Category: Activities

Northwest Trek Bison JumpingA majestic bear snatching a salmon from a stream, an elk sauntering through tall mountain grasses, eagles soaring slowly across a blue sky- all these images are easily evoked when considering a wild wonderland such as Mount Rainier. It’s not too often that we get to witness firsthand these lovely vignettes of the natural world, but guests of Three Bears Lodge are in luck! Conveniently located a mere half hour from our Mount Rainier cabins is one of the Pacific Northwest’s most distinctive and exciting destinations: Northwest Trek Wildlife Park. At Northwest Trek, even the slickest of city dwellers can comfortably come face-to-face with all of our region’s most cherished wild creatures.

Spring is in the air, and anyone who’s ever seen Bambi knows precisely what that means! The bison, the deer, even the skunks are “twitterpated” this time of year, making for an especially heartwarming day-trip to the wildlife park from our cabins. Under the warm spring sunshine, you and your family can enjoy a tram tour through the park, an unpredictably entertaining trail-side encounter with the wildlife, and more than anything, you can delight in this season’s most precious bounty: baby animals of all shapes and sizes!

The Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is a wonderful resource for children and adults of all ages to benefit from and explore our natural Pacific Northwest heritage.

Wolf Pups SleepingPhoto courtesy tambako