Each year almost two million visitors come to Mount Rainier National Park. If they don’t follow safety warnings, they may find themselves victims of a climbing accident, or face-to-face with a mountain lion, or stuck in the fog and snow on the Muir Snowfield, a place that is continually rated as one of America’s most dangerous hikes. Death in Mount Rainier National Park gathers some of the most dramatic stories of the more than 400 deaths that have occurred in the park’s history.
Tracy Salcedo is the author of Historic Yosemite National Park, Historic Denali National Park, and a number of guidebooks to scenic sites in California and Colorado. She resides in California's Wine Country.