New outhouse planned 10,000 feet up Mount Rainier
The National Park Service plans to upgrade the toilets at Camp Muir, which is at the 10,000-foot level of Mount Rainier.
Camp Muir is a destination for day hikers and a stop for climbers before they make their final push to the top of the 14,410-foot mountain.
On a summer day, hundreds of people may visit Camp Muir. Existing toilets are decades old and smelly because composting doesn't work at that elevation.
Park architect Sue Ann Brown told KIRO-FM building materials will have to be flown to Camp Muir for four toilets that will cost about $200,000.
Information from: KIRO-FM, http://mynorthwest.com/
- The Buzz: Snark from our Northwest Bureau 6/20/13
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