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Conditions on Mt. Rainier

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Conditions on Mt. Rainier

www.nytimes.com/2011/08/14/us/14snow.html

This NY Times feature on Mt. Rainier might answer a lot of the questions being asked this year. Those doing the asking may not like the answers.

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1. Re: Conditions on Mt. Rainier

Interesting! We will be there the first week in September; am I right in anticipating a later than normal wildflower bloom? Thank you for the link.

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2. Re: Conditions on Mt. Rainier

The area's destination experts may have a better guess at answering that question. On the other hand, does anyone know when it'll start snowing again? This year, summer might be just a passing thought.

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3. Re: Conditions on Mt. Rainier

There is always very detailed info on the park's website (including percentage of snow cover on every trail), and in fact they have a twitter page with daily updates. That will be your best source of info.

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4. Re: Conditions on Mt. Rainier

The Sunday Tacoma News Tribune had an article on access and wildflowers on Mt. Rainier. I didn't look to see where it originated, but it was recommending Sunrise over Paraside for less snow and more wlidflowers. It even had the exact amounts of snow left at each place.

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5. Re: Conditions on Mt. Rainier

Here is the adventure guys blog from the News Tribune:

…thenewstribune.com/adventure/…

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6. Re: Conditions on Mt. Rainier

This is the article from the 14th:

thenewstribune.com/2011/08/14/1782214/wildfl…

This is the hike of the week of the 14th - at Bearhead Mountain 14th:

thenewstribune.com/2011/08/14/1782212/news-b…

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