Mount Rainier, other national parks offer free entry this weekend

Tacoma News TribuneFebruary 14, 2014 

Outdoors Snowshoeing 101

Snowshoers enjoy a stunning view of Mount Rainier on a trek near Paradise, Wash., Jan. 20, 2014. Synchronizing your steps atop snowshoes is an art – one that was practiced well before its rise in popularity as a winter recreation. (AP Photo/Roger Werth, Longview Daily News)


Mount Rainier and other national parks are allowing free entry over the holiday weekend.

Entry to Mount Rainier National Park is usually $15 per car for a 7-day pass, but there will be no charge Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Monday is President’s Day.

As of noon Friday, Paradise was blanketed with 120 inches of snow. The road to Paradise is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. when weather permits. 

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