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This 30-mile side trip winds out to perhaps the most spectacular viewpoint reached by the highway, Sunrise Ridge.

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This White River rises in two forks on the north and northeast slopes of Mount Rainier. It flows north to join the Greenwater River and then flows west through Mud Mountain Reservoir and Dam. It continues northwest into south King County, then south to the Puyallup River at Sumner. It joined Green River south of Auburn until 1906, when it broke out of its channel and followed the Stuck River...

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White River Mess Hall and Dormitory

Sunrise Point is on Sunrise Ridge to the east of Sunrise Park in the northeast region of Mount Rainier National Park. It is perhaps the most spectacular viewpoint reached by the highway. Among the points visible are Mt. Adams, Mt. Baker, Mt. Stuart, Glacier Peak, and three glaciers on Mount Rainier. It was named for Sunrise Ridge. A 3-mile-long park, on a plateau. This is a high, grassy mountain meadow...

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Sunrise Historic District

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Yakima Park Stockade