**FILE** Mount Rainier National Park Ranger Matt Chalup (left) hands park information to one of the first visitors to the park at the Nisqually entrance near Ashford, Wash., on Jan. 7, 2012. (Associated Press)

Photo by: Elaine Thompson

**FILE** Mount Rainier National Park Ranger Matt Chalup (left) hands park information to one of the first visitors to the park at the Nisqually entrance near Ashford, Wash., on Jan. 7, 2012. (Associated Press)