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Fishers released to a snowy forest on Mount Rainier

Ten fishers, members of the weasel family, were released inside Mount Rainier National Park Dec. 2, 2016.

Outdoors

7 Snow-free (usually) winter hikes

Winter is coming and conditions on mountain trails are changing dramatically. If snow-free hiking is your thing, you still have plenty of options. Here are seven ideas for South Puget Sound residents.

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Fishers released to a snowy forest on Mount Rainier

Ten fishers, members of the weasel family, were released inside Mount Rainier National Park Dec. 2, 2016.
Jeffrey P. Mayor jeff.mayor@thenewstribune.com
Fishers released to a snowy forest on Mount Rainier 0:47

Fishers released to a snowy forest on Mount Rainier

7 Snow-free (usually) winter hikes 2:20

7 Snow-free (usually) winter hikes

Skiers and boarders head for the slopes 1:04

Skiers and boarders head for the slopes

Hiking Rampart Ridge and Trail of the Shadows at Mount Rainier 1:33

Hiking Rampart Ridge and Trail of the Shadows at Mount Rainier