Marker triggers plenty of talk

A survey marker atop Mount Rainier is prompting theories of global warming, melting ice caps or maybe some avid souvenir hunters. The marker was installed by the USGS in 1956 on bare ground on Rainier's crater rim, more than 200 feet from the actual summit.

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