Saturday, February 11, 2012
The reports of the news, access, conditions and prospects for Mt. Rainier NP for February are available. February is pretty much the same as January in the NP, it's still winter and will be through March into April. The snow will still be falling and piling up as there already is at least 8 feet of snow above the 5,000 foot elevation, see the graph of the current snowpack below.
The road between Longmire and Paradise is controlled at a gate just east of Longmire. You can get the status of the road conditions for cars and the time when the gate will be opened from the NP's Twitter account.
Aside from that, it's just the continuation of winter, so go, play and enjoy.