Snow in Paradise
Paradise is located at about 5,600 feet, approximately a mile above sea level. It receives an average annual precipitation of 600 inches per year. During the winter of 1971-1972, 1,172 inches of snow fell, which is a world's record. At least it is according to the nps website.
Little Tahoma is a huge pyramidal satellite of Mt Rainier standing just to the east. It rises to 11138 ft/2802 m. Best climbed from Summerland to the east or from Paradise, you cross both the Cowlitz and Ingraham Glaciers. It is about 10 hours from Paradise. Rotten rock awaits.
- National/State Park
- Mountain Climbing
View from the summit
Again, not the summit of Ranier, but a lookout on a nearby mountain. On a clear day, it is possible to see the North Cascades from here.