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John McCartney and Herald staff | jmccartney@heraldnet.com
Published: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 1:44 p.m.

New outhouse planned 10,000 feet up Mount Rainier

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK -- Renovation work starts this summer on the highest outhouse in Washington state.

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.

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Information from: KIRO-FM, http://mynorthwest.com/

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