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Paridise Inn in Pierce County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
 

Inspired to Preserve

Mount Rainier National Park

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 14, 2009
1. Inspired to Preserve Marker
Inscription. Since the early 1900s people have parked at this site to get an exceptional view of Mount Rainier. The park road was designed to harmonize with the landscape and take advantage of spectacular vistas like this one.

The surrounding scenery has the power to inspire. In the timeless presence of the mountain, people have been motivated to explore, to recreate, to connect with our heritage, and to fight for the preservation of wilderness. This view---and others like it---have inspired a deep and lasting commitment to protect the park and keep it in its original, pristine state.

By stopping here, each visitor embraces the vision of others inspired by the power of this vista.

“To foresee the beauty of Mount Rainier one must know many things—rivers, tumbling from boulder to boulder…a tiny fawn nestling under a shrub…flower fields that stretch unending distances…glaciers grinding and tearing at the high mound of rock…And of men who were drawn to this mountain as surely as if a great magnet has pulled them. All of these things are separate, but all are a part of the story of Mount Rainier.”
John Barnett, former park naturalist, 1978

 
Erected by National Park Service-United States Department of the Interior.
 
Location.
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By Don Morfe, September 14, 2009
2. View Along the Trail
46° 47.389′ N, 121° 43.6′ W. Marker is in Paridise Inn, Washington, in Pierce County. Marker is on Paridise Valley Road South. Touch for map. The marker is in Mount Rainier National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Paradise Inn WA 98398, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. An Ancient Community (approx. half a mile away); Changing Course (approx. 8.7 miles away); A Recovering Forest (approx. 8.7 miles away); Kautz Creek Nature Trail (approx. 8.7 miles away); Traveling Over the Cascades: Past and Present (approx. 11.1 miles away); The Palisades are Clues to the Past (approx. 11.2 miles away); Packwood (approx. 13 miles away).
 
Categories. Natural Features
 
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By Don Morfe, September 14, 2009
3. View Along the Trail
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By Don Morfe, September 14, 2009
4. View Along the Trail
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By Don Morfe, September 14, 2009
5. View Along the Trail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 13, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 13, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Full view of the marker. • Wide area view of the marker and its surroundings. • Can you help?
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