Thursday, June 18, 2009

Shuttle Service

The NPS at Mt. Rainier has started the shuttle service from Ashford to Paradise. Their news release says,

"Mount Rainier Acting Superintendent Randy King advises that park visitors will once again be able to utilize the free visitor shuttle for transportation into the park from Ashford, Longmire and Paradise during the 2009 summer season. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday the shuttle will run daily between Longmire and Paradise with stops at Cougar Rock and Narada Falls on the uphill run, and stopping at Comet Falls and Cougar Rock on the downhill run. At Longmire, visitors will board the shuttle at the historic Longmire Gas Station. On Saturday and Sunday, only, visitors can board the shuttle in Ashford at Whittaker’s Summit Haus(on SR 161), connecting with the Paradise Shuttle in Longmire."

"Since parking at Paradise will be limited again this summer due to construction work on the lower parking area adjacent to the old Jackson Visitor Center, an additional shuttle will transport visitors to and from the Paradise Valley Road, where overflow parking will be directed."

"The shuttle service will run through September 6, 2009."

You can get information and the complete shuttle schedule from the NPS summer newsletter (PDF).

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