I love to glance at Webcams if I have a free moment for places I have traveled. In late September I love to look at Mt. Rainier to see if it is snowing yet!
Here is the link to the webcams that the National Park Service has working. In the deep snow several of them go offline…
We had a quick trip planned to Seattle and no good reason to rent a car. We were with in a short walking distance of the commuter train to downtown. And we walked a quick block from the airport to the hotel. But having the opportunity I wanted to get Daughter up on a mountain. We were so close to Mt. Rainier that I really wanted to try and visit it.
Sometimes a tour is the best option! I could have rented a car for one day and driven us up there but instead we booked with Tours Northwest. They picked us up at our hotel in a mini bus around 7am. Made a quick stop at a grocery store for anyone who wanted to take a deli sandwich and to use the bathroom. (We bought deli sandwiches instead of eating at the Mt. Rainier cafe to save time for hiking.) Our bus was quite full with other tourists like ourselves so that made the trip fun.