Thursday, March 6, 2008
The January through March NPS newsletter is on-line (PDF). The park is still under winter rules and visitors should be ready for cold weather and snow, and have vehicle that meets tthe criteria for tires and extra equipment if you plan to go to Paradise. In mid-to-late February a snowfall closed the road between Longmire and Paradise. At that time (above photo courtesy of Yahoo group member) there was about 4 feet of snow at Longmire, see news story, and while it's not common for this to happen in March, we have a higher than normal snowpack, see graph.
You can get the road status reports for your travel to the NP as well as tips for your winter recreation. Good luck and enjoy your visit.