Is it too early to visit Mt. Rainer in April or May? Will there anything fun to be there at this time frame?
It is kind of early to visit Mt. Rainier at this time, as the snow melts you may face avalanche or the flood may destroy road or bridges. Given it's high altitude, you would expect the ground be... (5 years, 6 months ago.)
I am planning an overnight trip to Mt. Rainier in this summer. Can anyone recommend a good lodge nearby? It does not have to be inside the park.
If you plan to have an overnight trip to Mt. Rainier, it's better stay inside the park, because Mr. Rainier National Park is not that large, I visited a few times all by one day trip from Seattle. ... (5 years, 9 months ago.)
First, I wouldn't use "hike" on Rainier. It is by no means an easy hike up like Mt Si or Kilimanjaro :-) It is a very technical climb that is more difficult than climbing taller mountains like Mt... (5 years, 9 months ago.)
Yes you can. Numerous cross country skiers do it on those trails: http://www.trails.com/activity.aspx?area=13832 MRNP also has a page on winter... (5 years, 9 months ago.)
Paradise has more wild flowers in summer. Sunrise, as its name indicates, is better for viewing Sun Rises. Sunrise is less crowded. (5 years, 9 months ago.)
The best season to visit is in the summer (from July to Oct). You should always check the road status from the park official site: http://www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/road-status.htm Some of the... (5 years, 9 months ago.)
Yes, Mt. Rainier is an active volcano. (5 years, 9 months ago.)
Yes, some road is open all the year long. You can visit Paradise all season, however in winter the road condition may not good. (5 years, 9 months ago.)