Monday, February 9, 2009

New DNR Book

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has produced a new book on Mt. Rainier and the surrounding area. The book, Information Circular 107 is the "Roadside Geology of Mount Rainier National Park and Vicinity." It is available from the State Department of Printing or by downloading the individual section PDF files on the DNR Website (click on "Download IC107").

A word of warning about the dowload. Check your browser use and preferences to see how the files download and display. People using Apple's Safari browser should use the control-click on the link command to download the file as it may not display after loading in the browser window. Firefox gives you a choice to view or download and both options worked. I don't have or use any Microsoft products, so I didn't check Internet Explorer browser.

The book is excellent and a great book to know the geology of the mountain, national park and area on your visit. You can also read the chapters for the road guide for the different routes to, in and through the NP. And it's better as a print version, available through the DNR Website for $17.95 plus shipping.

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