Feb. 17: Road to Paradise Set to Re-openRoad to Paradise at MRNP Set to Re-open on February 17!
Mount Rainier National Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga advises that the road to Paradise will remain closed until Sunday, February 17. The road has been closed to the public since February 7 when the heavy snowfall in the Cascades increased the avalanche hazard to the point that it was extremely difficult to keep the road safely open. At that time, Paradise had 189 inches of snow on the ground and continued heavy snow, followed by a wet, warming trend further increased the avalanche dange
Snow removal and cleanup continues, as well as getting the snowplay area groomed and ready for use. The last remaining hurdle is a satisfactory water supply test, which has to be confirmed by the State of Washington before reopening to the public can occur. We expect that confirmation on Saturday.