Washington’s Mt. Rainier National Park , established in 1899, is another popular park designed to make access for those traveling by car easy.
Mt. Rainier National Park description :
Mt. Rainier, visible from all over the Seattle Puget Sound area, is one of the world’s largest volcanoes and stands almost three miles high.
Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mt. Rainier National Park stands as an icon in the Washington landscape.
An active volcano, Mount Rainier is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous U.S.A., spawning five major rivers.
Sub-alpine wildflower meadows ring the icy volcano while ancient forest cloaks Mount Rainier’s lower slopes.
Wildlife abounds in the park’s ecosystems. A lifetime of discovery awaits.
Mt. Rainier weather climatic change
Weather patterns at Mount Rainier are strongly influenced by the Pacific Ocean, elevation, and latitude.
The climate is generally cool and rainy, with summer highs in the 60s and 70s.
While July and August are the sunniest months of the year, rain is possible any day, and very likely in spring, fall, and winter.
Hikers and mountain climbers should be prepared for changing the weather.
Some advises to visitors
They should Pay attention to weather forecasts, both one day and long range, avalanche warnings, and special weather alerts.
Visitors to the park can stroll through fields of wildflowers in spring and see fall foliage later in the year.
There are trees over a thousand years old. But the most beautiful part of Mt. Rainier is its snowy cap.