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Saturday, June 21, 2014

State’s national parks: lean times in nature’s grandeur

Tracy Swartout, deputy superintendent at Mount Rainier National Park, climbs out of the crater left by one of the large boulders that fell from Mount Wow in May, closing Westside Road for weeks. Road work accounts for more than half of the park’s maintenance backlog.