Mount Rainier has been a popular destination for many years. However, camping gear has come a ways.
Here are the Boettchers camping at Mt. Rainier about 100 years ago. The back of the photo reads . . . Left Carl Boettcher, Camp at Paradise, Mt. Rainier. Far left, Emma Boettcher (McGillray).
Photo courtesy of Pat Van Eaton.
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