Readers rave about UW coach Hopkins, rant about Mount Rainier reservation system

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RAVE To UW coach Mike Hopkins, winner of the Pac-12 Coach Of The Year award, for a great first basketball season. Please stay for years. Extra appreciation for his class act of starting the two seniors who’ve worked so hard for four years. What an inspiration, and an experience they and everyone in the crowd will never forget.

RANT I love Mount Rainier and have stayed there for more than 25 years. I understand the Paradise Inn annex is being renovated and there are fewer rooms available. But the online reservation system provides limited information, the phone reservation line is only open a few hours a day, and when you get the recording, there’s no way to wait on hold or leave a message. Both systems are both woefully inadequate. I think I’ll just go for a day trip, sigh.