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Family Weekend Getaway in Mount Rainier
If you've spent any time in Seattle, you've seen majestic Mount Rainier — the Cascades' tallest peak — looming to the southeast of the city, just beckoning adventurous types to visit. Families flock to the 14,410-foot mountain year-round for skiing, climbing, and hiking, and no wonder: it's an easy three hour drive away from downtown Seattle. The late-spring and summer route we recommend takes you in a circular path. First stop is the popular resort town of Crystal Mountain, then to the north side of Rainier along wildflower hikes, old-growth forests, and alpine lakes, and finally looping around the popular Paradise stop. That way, you can maximize your time spent exploring nature and minimize the "when will we get there?" inquiries. – By Lora Shinn
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