The much anticipated news about the guiding contracts is gaining traction in the local press. The News Tribune and the Seattle P-I both did stories (the Seattle Times ran an AP piece). In addition, the PI discussed some other interesting facts about the 2006 climbing season (which technically ends on Dec 31st)... Those being that the success rate is up and that there were no cries for rescue on the upper mountain. I jokingly wondered if the blog could share in some of the credit?! :)
Oh, and for some real earth shaking news, Mt Rainier had a small quake a few days ago.