Mount Rainier National Park

Mount Rainier National ParkMount Rainier National Park, located in Ashford, Washington. The park was created on March 2, 1899. The mountain is an active volcano surrounded by more than 35 square miles (91 km²) of snow and glacial ice. The park contains 368 square miles (953 km²) and includes all of Mount Rainier, that is 14,411 feet tall and is the largest single-peak glacial system in the U.S. Carbon Glacier is the largest glacier by volume in the continental U.S., while Emmons Glacier is the largest glacier by area. The mountain is enclosed by flourishing old forests, extraordinary high meadows and a National Historic Landmark District.

Mountain Rainier National ParkThe Wonderland Trail is 93 miles long and surrounds the mountain giving hikers a powerful vista of Mount Rainier covered by 25 glaciers. The Tahoma Creek suspension bridge is part of the Wonderland Trail. The park is visited by over 1,000,000 people each year. Mount Rainier is often hidden by clouds that deposit large quantities of rain and snow on the peak every year and cover it from the visitors that come the parks. It is a popular with mountain climbers with over 10,000 tries annually with only about 25% reaching the top.

 

Climate

A Pacific nautical weather is inclined to be rainy with moderate winters and cool summers that are dry and controls northwest weather conditions patterns. The weather in the mountains is very unpredictable where wet, cold weather can happen at any time during the year.

 

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