Spring Road Opening

Spring Opening

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5 minutes, 57 seconds

Every year Mount Rainier National Park staff move hundreds of thousands of pounds of snow off park roads in order to open the park for the summer season. Learn more about Spring Opening in this video, which features interviews with Lisa Turecek, Chief of Maintenance, and Michael Ray, Lead Operator for the Mount Rainier Road Crew. Snow plowing operations were filmed in the spring of 2012 and 2013.

 

April 20 - Paradise Valley Road

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1 minute, 58 seconds

Mount Rainier National Park has begun its spring road plowing operations! Friday, April 20 was a snowy day in the park, but the road crew was nonetheless hard at work clearing winter snowpack from the Paradise Valley Road for spring opening.

 

April 27 - Stevens Canyon Road at Reflection Lakes

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2 minutes, 9 seconds

Spring road plowing work continues. This time we checked in with the park road crew working on Stevens Canyon Road near Reflection Lakes.

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55210 238th Avenue East
Ashford, WA 98304

Phone:

(360) 569-2211
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