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    A Salute to Climbing Rangers, a 'Breed Apart'

    fileSad news late last week of a climbing ranger's death at Mount Rainier National Park again reminds me—maybe you, too—of what I consider an outdoor fact of life: Some of the finest human beings walking this planet wear park ranger uniforms. Nick Hall, 34, in his fourth year as a climbing ranger at Rainier, died in a fall late Thursday (June 21) as he was helping evacuate injured climbers by helicopter near the summit of 14,411-foot Mount Rainier. "What Nick and his team did is really incredible ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on June 26, 2012 11:58 AM & Tagged Mount Rainier, climbing rangers, national parks, park rangers and rangers | permalink | Comments

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