UPDATED AT 9:09 A.M. TODAY
Rangers will be offering Fireside Chats, a new informal winter program at Mount Rainier National Park, beginning this afternoon at the National Park Inn.
Staffers will be giving the free, informal presentations at 1:30 p.m. each Wednesday at the hotel at Longmire. The topics of the short presentations will vary from week to week.
The chats begin today with a program by Karen Thompson on the park’s wilderness area.
Park visitors are reminded that the road from Longmire to Paradise is not open Tuesdays and Wednesdays.