Those of you planning a trip to Mount Rainier National Park have surely heard about Paradise. Famous for its beautiful meadows covered in wildflowers during the summer, Paradise is the most visited part of the park throughout the year. It’s also the location of the main visitor center of the park, the Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center.
The kids are getting out of school and family vacations are being planned. Chances are, you’ve made a list of the tasks you need to accomplish before packing everyone into the minivan and hitting the road. You better check that list again. Does it include making accommodations for your four-legged family members?
On May 5th I received the news that Ashford, Washington would be seeing blue skies and temps reaching the uppers 70s the following week. I couldn’t miss this opportunity to see Mt. Rainier waking up from its winter season, so I immediately began putting plans in place to accommodate a mid-week trip that direction.
Spring is here and Mt. Rainier is slowly transforming. If you have spent the winter months hibernating, it’s time to crawl out of your cave and enjoy the refreshing mountain air! One of the best ways to explore Mt. Rainier is by foot, and the mountain is lined with hundreds of miles of beautiful trails for hikers of all ability and skill level.
Winter has descended upon Mt. Rainier, and it is a beautiful one. Sixty inches of snow fell over the holidays turning our beloved national park into a winter wonderland. Mt. Rainier National Park was closed on December 23 and 24th because of the amount of snow it received, but now it’s open and in the perfect condition for a seasonal getaway filled with snow play.
Mt. Rainier provides its visitors with opportunities for action and adventure as well as rest and relaxation. But did you know it also makes for the perfect romantic getaway? February is on it’s way and with it come Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day gives us the opportunity to show that special someone in our lives how deeply, passionately, and truly we love them. What better way to do that then with the give of experience wrapped up in a trip to the majestic Mt. Rainier?