The unpredictable weather on Mount Rainier did not stop us from making the drive from Seattle for a hike. We knew it was only a matter of time before all the wildflowers would be covered with snow. Once we got to Paradise Visitors Center at Mount Rainier National Park, the fog was very thick.
We hiked above the tree line and we found a clearing in the fog, which made us feel as if we were sandwiched between two clouds. The break revealed some glaciers and a waterfall in the distance only for a few minutes before getting socked in again.
It’s amazing how volatile the weather is up on the mountain, which gives it plenty of personality. Make sure to be prepared for any conditions when visiting Mount Rainier National Park.