Make history come alive! Shadows of the Past is a marvelous late evening interactive performance that takes place along the Trail of Shadows in Longmire after nightfall. Park staff dress up in full costume as John Muir, James and Virinda Longmire, PB Van Trump, etc. and address each tour group as they pass by, bringing park history to life. We need a few lantern carriers for this year's performance on August 16th. Better yet, if enough volunteers are interested, we'd like to be able to offer a repeat performance later in the season, perhaps the night of August 30. Due to budget cuts in recent years, Park staff are unable to offer the program more than once each year, but with your help we're hoping that we can do it again! Come carry a latern and experience the tour on the 16th. If we have enough folks interested in acting out the characters, we'll run it all a second time on August 30th. Come join in the fun!
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Mount Rainier National Park
Every year, hundreds of individuals contribute their enthusiasm and skills to help the National Park Service preserve and protect its natural and cultural resources, and to serve and educate its visitors. Volunteers help in almost every area of the park, from maintaining trails to leading guided hikes. The time commitment for volunteer work varies from one-day projects to full-time work extending over months or years. Both individuals and organized groups are welcome to volunteer, and opportunities are available both for highly skilled professionals and for families with little or no experience in land management. Consider joining our team! Your contribution of time and energy will help us to protect the magnificent natural and cultural areas entrusted to us, and you’ll go home with a sense of pride at having participated in something worthwhile. Mount Rainier is your national park!