Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The National Park Service recently announced that access to Paradise in Mount Rainier NP will be closed Tuesday's and Wednesday's this winter.  Again, no public input on this decision.  Here is what will happen.
Notice that in 1993, HR and MR are nearly the same.  The Ridge was open seven days a week.  In 2000 and 2001 HR was open again seven days a week after the record snows of 1999, when the HR road was closed most of the winter (Don't ask me why the HR 1999 numbers are so high even though the road was closed from mid January through late May, they are the Parks numbers, taken from the YTD numbers through April here).  It is a pretty safe bet that the MR numbers will follow a similar path.  The Hurricane Ridge closure also started as Tuesday and Wednesday in the 1995-1998 ish time.

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