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Visiting Paradise Mt. Rainier for the first time

Paradise in Mt. Reinier. This place is called, Paradise, because it is. Paradise is an area located on the south slopes of the glacier-shrouded volcano at an elevation of 5,400-feet.

We found out about Paradise a few weeks ago after visiting Stevens Pass. A person working at Stevens suggested that we go to Paradise, he said that we wouldn’t regret it and he was right.

Stevens Pass is a place for skiing and snowboarding, and Paradise seems to be the place for hiking, snowshoeing, and just a place to admire the views of nature.

Below are some photos of our day at Paradise in Mt. Rainier, and just like the other places we’ve visited so far, this has been added to our lists of favorite places to visit again in the Seattle area.

Paradise in Mt. Rainier is definitely a place to visit, and I’m told it is just as beautiful and full of activities throughout the year; if you are in the Seattle area, there aren’t exceptions to visit this beautiful place!

If you do visit during November – May, there is a requirement to carry tire chains when traveling in the park. We rented it from one of the lodges in Ashford, a town you’ll drive by a few miles before arriving at the park’s southwest entrance (Nisqually Entrance). Make sure to check the park’s weather and road conditions before you start your trip.

 

A snowy day in Seattle.

Last month, my family and I moved to Seattle, Washington after living in Austin, Texas for thirteen years.

Moving to Seattle was something my wife and I have been talking about for years, and last year we finally decided to sell our home in Austin and move to Seattle. One of the main reasons for the move was the milder weather in Seattle, and also the beautiful nature of Washington.

Well, it has snowed twice in Seattle since we moved in last month, and everyone tells us that this is very uncommon for the area. We don’t mind, at least not yet. My wife and I are fortunate to work from home, so we don’t have to deal with the traffic or icy roads out there.

Today, my kids and I decided to go explore and play on the snow at Denny Park in downtown. It was beautiful, the snow-covered trees and people playing with their dogs and kids just made it even more special. Here are some photos of our snowy Seattle day.