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What can you say ... this is the place up close , the mountain produces its own weather you can drive up to it and if you planned ahead you can stay in an century old log hotel . Hard to beat, i am in...More
Decided to drive down from Redmond on a clear, chilly December weekday. Not a cloud in the sky, the views were amazing. From the drive into the park at Nisqually up to Paradise, we had dry sunny spots, beautiful frost covered sections, and wonderful snow...More
We had only 2 days but would’ve loved to spend a week!
Climbed to Camp Muir (10,188 ft) on 1st day starting at 7am and enjoyed the snow mountain steep climb through the clouds and beautiful view of all peaks around, after passing above the...More
As with any National Park, Mount Rainier is a must when visiting the Pacific Northwest. A relatively short drive (about two hours) from Seattle or Tacoma is nothing to sacrifice for the splendor of the views, serenity, and beauty of the park.
There are so...More
Be wary of crowds, especially on the west side. I've been there many times, but not on a Friday afternoon, which resulted in a near-empty parking lot vs. an overflowing one that one would "experience" on weekends. It allowed for a much more relaxed visit...More
Stunning views, amazing trails to hike and loads of things to see and places to visit. Leave early...get there by 8 am for the best views and the least amount of people so the roads are totally clear and you can just take your time...More
For anyone thinking of going to the park in early November like we just did - it is totally worth it. We had to turn around at the entrance because after Nov 1, all folks are required to have tire chains available in their vehicle....More
Mount Rainier is a beautiful National Park. Plan on touring for 2 days. A good place to stay is the Crystal Mountain Resort. Also take the gondola ride at the Resort for great views and food at the mountain top restaurant.
Mount Rainier is so impressive to see up close and far away. It's breathtaking as the other reviewers have mentioned, I don't think you can be disappointed any time of year. It's beautiful in all the different seasons. We first took the cable car at...More
The anti clockwise hike takes you from visitor center to Panoramic view point and then back to base. Great views along the way though it can get a little chilly at the top. It was a long hike ~4 hours with the photo and rest...More
I just saw your question. There was a shorter hike we did in both directions and I think it would work. We stayed at the Paradise Inn which still had a fair amount of snow and we were not prepared for the snow. We drove to... More
I just saw your question. There was a shorter hike we did in both directions and I think it would work. We stayed at the Paradise Inn which still had a fair amount of snow and we were not prepared for the snow. We drove to the next level down and there was no snow. Have a great time!