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Cayuse Pass Opening May 26, 2011

Fri May 27, 2011

Cayuse Pass opened yesterday, May 26, 2011.

Cayuse Pass is the main north/south route through Mt. Rainier National Park, so now our guests can easily visit Packwood & Paradise, and it’s faster and easier to get to Eastern Washington as well!  We are very happy! 

Check out the photos Steven took yesterday when the Pass opened at noon.  There were about 15 cars in line waiting for the Pass to open, but as soon as the sign went up saying the Pass was opened, more and more came!

Notice how there’s very little snow at the gate and huge walls of snow at the summit.  That’s why you can easily hike and bike—and just as easily ski and snowshoe.  Kind of the best of both worlds.

The Sunrise road to the White River Campground is scheduled to open June 1 (and possibly sooner) and Chinook Pass should be opened in the next couple of weeks.  Stay tuned!


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