We want to spend the day at Mt. Rainier this coming Friday, April 4th, 2014. Based on the weather guide on the National Park website, it looks like it will be cloudy and some rain. We want to drive in early from Seattle (arrive maybe around 9 a.m.) and take in the sites - probably want to go on a 5-8 mile hike, but I'm confused at whether it's still really snowy - even at the low levels. Can you give us some advice? Which entrance? You know - some general ideas for what we could do for the day - we can't bring really heavy coats and/or boots but have layers and hiking boots - what do you think?? Thank much!!!