Mt Rainier spring update 2013

posted Mar 31, 2013, 4:24 PM by Luke Hizer   [ updated Mar 31, 2013, 4:24 PM ]
About a week ago, the National Parks Service released a tentative schedule of openings for the 2013 season. April is early in the season, so only minor changes:

APRIL:
  • April 5 - Westside Road open to Dry Creek
  • April 15 - nightly gate closure @ Longmire ends
  • Snow removal underway on Stevens Canyon, Cayuse and Chinook Passes
There is also a lot of action around the end of May:

MAY:
  • May 6 - Jackson Visitor Center open 7 days-a- week
  • May 22 - Paradise Inn opens for season
  • May 24 - Stevens Canyon Road
  • May 24 - Cougar Rock Picnic Area
  • May 24 - Wilderness Information Centers - Longmire & White River
  • May 24 - Ohanapecosh Campground*
  • May 24 - Box Canyon Overlook & Restrooms
  • May 24 - White River Road to Campground and Parking Lot
  • Snow removal continues - Stevens Canyon, Cayuse and Chinook Passes
  • Cayuse and Chinook Pass/SR410/SR123 - opening dates undetermined at this time
For the complete list of openings, see the full post.
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