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During a Federal government shutdown, we do not monitor or update social media. To the extent possible, vehicle access will continue to be provided to Longmire. Public vehicle access to Paradise will not be available. __ The National Park Inn at Longmire will remain open with overnight lodging, gift shop, and dining, weather dependent. There are no NPS-provided services. Access may change without notice. __ Park visitors are asked to use extreme caution if choosing to enter the park, as personnel will not be available to provide normal levels of assistance and emergency response. Entry during the federal shutdown is at visitors’ sole risk. — Travel on foot, snowshoes, or skis is not allowed on the road behind the closed gate at Longmire. Plows may be working the road to provide access to service park facilities and utilities during the shutdown. Visitors may use park trails at their own risk. — More information https://go.usa.gov/xEaEs
Winter Solstice 2018 - May the lengthening days bring blue skies and dazzling sunshine to brighten your days, and fresh snow and crisp mountain air to accompany you on your adventures. ________ #findyourpark #mountrainiernps #mrnp #mountrainier #pnw #nps #WinterSolstice #BringBackTheSun 📷: Steve Redman -pw/kl
Earlier in the week we shared some lichen at Mount Rainier, but lichen can take many shapes and forms! ___________ RePosted • @pinnaclesnps Believe it or not, these spots of color are alive! Lichen, is a complex life form made up of fungi and an alga. They live together in a symbiotic relationship. Pinnacles has over 300 species of lichen, promising visitors to see brilliant shades of green, orange, red, yellow and black, while hiking on our trails. How many different lichen can you find? Photo by NPS/Ariana London #findyourpark #mountrainiernps #lichen #nps -kl
Lots of rain in the park today at lower elevations, but signs of snow up above. 📷: Nisqually River with Eagle Peak. ________ #findyourpark #mountrainiernps #mrnp #mountrainier #pnw #nps #TatooshRange #NisquallyRiver -kl
Covered in lichen, moss, fungi, and more, each tree in Mount Rainier’s forests supports a “forest” of its own. ________ #findyourpark #mountrainiernps #mrnp #mountrainier #pnw #nps #forest #lichen -kl
Mount Rainier is famous for its snow, but at lower elevations rain is a far more common form of precipitation. Abundant rainfall refuels rivers and refreshes forests. ________ #findyourpark #mountrainiernps #mrnp #mountrainier #pnw #pnwrain #winter #rain [Video Description: Raindrops create ripples in a puddle of water that reflects the dark forest. Rain drips off fir branches beneath a grey sky.] -kl
Low angle sunlight illuminates the forests of Mount Rainier. At a latitude of 46º N, even at noon the winter sun does not reach high into the sky. ___________
#findyourpark #mountrainiernps #mrnp #mountrainier #pnw #nps #wintersun -kl
Happy International Mountain Day! Mountains like Mount Rainier provide water, food, and homes to numerous plants, animals, and people. Mountains inspire and challenge us. What do you like about mountains? ______________ #mountainsmatter #findyourpark #mountrainier #mountrainiernps #nps #pnw -kl
Sure the mountain is impressive, but when covered in frost even a simple wooden fence becomes a sparkling new world to explore. ________ #findyourpark #mountrainiernps #mrnp #mountrainier #pnw #nps #winter #frost #hoarfrost [Description: Sparkling frost covers a fence rail, forming a variety of crystalline structures.] -kl
Fishers have returned to the North Cascades! They join fishers released in the southern Cascades and Olympics, part of an effort to establish a healthy and self-sustaining population of Washington fishers. __________ #northcascadesnationalpark #findyourpark #pnw #nps #mountrainier #mountrainiernps @conservationnw ~kl
In recognition of the National Day of Mourning for President George H. W. Bush, all entrance fees will be waived at Mount Rainier National Park on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. Park facilities, including the Longmire Museum and the National Park Inn, will be open under their normal operating hours. The Jackson Visitor Center at Paradise will remain closed. Park administrative offices will also be closed. Check https://www.nps.gov/mora/planyourvisit/hours.htm for details. ________ #findyourpark #mountrainiernps #mrnp #mountrainier #pnw #nps -kl
Have you started decorating for the holidays? Mount Rainier’s forests are already sparkling with the combination of frost and clear, sunny weather! (Sunny, but cold! Make sure to bundle up if coming to the park.) #findyourpark #mountrainiernps #mrnp #mountrainier #pnw #nps #frost #winterwonderland -kl
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