We are driving from Seattle to Portland on 7th June and want to do one of either Rainier or St Helens on the way. I understand there will be snow in Rainier but from the nps site webcams, I see some clear roads and I thought I read somewhere we may be able to see narada falls(not able to find it now)? My relatives are visiting Seattle for the first time and are more excited about seeing Rainier compared to St Helens based on the pics and what they have heard so far. I haven't visited either so not able to decide. We do not plan to do any active hikes, just walk around, take pics.
Is there a place enroute St Helens that has a good close view of rainier? that may be a good compromise.