Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Mount Rainier national park,Washington

Mount Rainier National Park is located in west central Washington. The park is approximately a one to two hour drive from Seattle.The Nisqually Entrance, located on the southwest side of the park on Stateroad 706, is open year round. Other park roads are open only during the summer months.
Mount Rainier is circled by the Wonderland Trail and is covered by several glaciers and snowfields totalling some 35 square miles. July and August are generally sunny and mild, with the chance of showers. The rest of the year is usually quite rainy, with heavy snowfall from November through April.

At Mount Rainier, winter snowfall is typically heaviest between the elevations of 5,000 and 8,000 feet. Paradise, at 5,420 feet, receives an average of 641 inches of snowfall (nearly 54 feet) every year, making it one of the consistently snowiest places on Earth of those where snowfall is measured.