Although the upper SnoPark area was open, we found the road very icy after about 1/4 mile, so opted to park in the lower lot, figuring the road would be even icier when we drove out later in the evening. The first part of the road was snow/ice free for less than 1/4 mile. We wore our microspikes on the way up, staying well off to the side to not create post holes in the skiers path.
To the north we could see clouds covering the Puget Sound area and the Olympic Mountains in the far distance
Alpenglow on Mt Rainier
Silhouette of Mount Rainier in the dark