Getting to Mount Rainier National Park's Paradise is up to the weather these days.
The higher-elevation gate on the road between Longmire and Paradise is closed nightly to ensure visitor and staff safety, and each morning, rangers and road crews evaluate whether road and weatherconditions are good enough to reopen the road above Longmire.
Currently, the road scheduled to be open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., park officials said.
Daily road opening and closing updates are posted via the park's Twitter feed at