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First snow of season dusts Paradise at Mount Rainier

Post by Jeff Mayor / The News Tribune on Oct. 5, 2011 at 11:27 am with No Comments »
October 5, 2011 11:32 am

A lot of people ask how long summer lasts in the mountains.

At Mount Rainier, at least for this year, summer lasted just 43 days.

That was the message from Kevin Bacher, volunteer coordinator at the park, a short time ago. He passed that dismal, but unexpected news along with webcam image below from Paradise.

Now visitors can see wildflowers and fall colors, all with a dusting of fresh snow.

Snow covers the roof of the Henry M. Jackson Visitor Center and surrounding area at Mount Rainier National Park this morning. (NPS webcam image)
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