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Want to visit Mt. Rainier THIS FRIDAY 4/4/14!! Need advice!

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Want to visit Mt. Rainier THIS FRIDAY 4/4/14!! Need advice!

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!!!

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1. Re: Want to visit Mt. Rainier THIS FRIDAY 4/4/14!! Need advice!

nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/upload/MORA-Winte…

I'd make other plans.

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2. Re: Want to visit Mt. Rainier THIS FRIDAY 4/4/14!! Need advice!

my friend does tours to Mt. Rainier. Here is a video from this weekend. Hopefully the link will work

https://www.facebook.com/ajax/sharer/…

I don't think it will work but snow was down to the parking lot so not much hiking available.

Edited: 31 March 2014, 19:29
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3. Re: Want to visit Mt. Rainier THIS FRIDAY 4/4/14!! Need advice!

yeah - I do not see hiking in our near future at Rainier! Thanks -

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4. Re: Want to visit Mt. Rainier THIS FRIDAY 4/4/14!! Need advice!

the link didn't work - but thanks for trying.... I guess we will return to Rainier after the snow melts!! Thanks!

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5. Re: Want to visit Mt. Rainier THIS FRIDAY 4/4/14!! Need advice!

Consult the webcams - www.nps.gov/mora/photosmultimedia/webcams.htm

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