Visitor Shuttle Service to Begin Friday June 29, 2012
Contact: Eric J. Walkinshaw, 360-569-2211, x6713
Mount Rainier 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 2012 summer season running for 10 weekends beginning Friday June 29th and run through Sunday September 2nd. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 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 (pending status of the damaged and currently closed trail) and Cougar Rock on the downhill run. At Longmire, visitors will board the shuttle at the historic Longmire Gas Station. On Saturdays and Sundays only, visitors can board the shuttle in Ashford at Whittaker's Summit Haus (on SR706), connecting with the Paradise Shuttle in Longmire. An additional shuttle will transport visitors to and from the Paradise Valley Road, where overflow parking will be directed, and the Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center during periods of peak demand.
For shuttle schedules and other park information, check the park's website.
Did You Know?
The first photograph taken at the summit of Mount Rainier was taken at noon on August 14, 1888. Among the group photographed that day at the crater rim are naturalist John Muir, and P. B. Van Trump, one of the first two men known to have reached Rainier's summit.