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Freeland woman reaches Rainier apex

Freeland resident Mary Lou Harris conquers Washington’s highest peak. She signed the summit register in the ammo box behind her. Mount Adams in southwest Washington is in the background.  - Photo courtesy of Mary Lou Harris
Freeland resident Mary Lou Harris conquers Washington’s highest peak. She signed the summit register in the ammo box behind her. Mount Adams in southwest Washington is in the background.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Mary Lou Harris

Mary Lou Harris recently stood atop Washington’s highest peak. The Freeland resident summited Mount Rainier, all 14,00-plus feet of it.

Harris climbed the volcano Aug. 5 as part of the Climb to Fight Breast Cancer put on by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She raised over $5,800 for breast cancer research, which can still be donated to online at http://getinvolved.fhcrc.org/goto/mlharris.

“Even with power breathing, I still had a bad headache and was feeling quite light headed,” Harris wrote on her blog.

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