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Important winter information for the National Parks

From: Davin J.
Sent on: Sunday, October 28, 2012 11:03 PM
  National parks and tire chains. Visitors to Mt. Rainier and Olympic National Parks are required to have tire chains starting Thursday, November 1st.  The requirement applies regardless of weather, road conditions or if your vehicle is AWD or 4x4. You must have them beyond certain points!  With roads above 5200' elevation, weather and road conditions can  change quickly!  Rainier and Hurricane Ridge often have check points to ensure you comply with the regulations. At Rainier you can purchase chains at the Longmire General Store. In the past they would buy back the chains if not used but they were making changes to this so check before you purchase. Beginning Friday, when weather permits, Hurricane Ridge Road will be open Friday - Sundays from 9am to dusk through the winter season. Special added days during the Holidays.   I have driven up Rainier all winter for the past few years and have been asked if I had chains. Before I bought some, I just said yes and they never checked. Only once on a really bad day did they ask to see them. If you have AWD or 4x4, you could go up that road a million times and not need the chains. However, if you have an accident and do not have chains or if you get stuck and do not have chains, you could receive a hefty fine/ticket. I am not sure of the cost but sure it is the same as or more than the chains. I also believe the rule is chains on all 4 wheels for 4x4 and AWD but you might want to check that.   If you have a bigger truck or SUV you will need the bigger and better chains. I paid over $140 per set and was glad I had them the one time I really needed them.    This info is for all of you wonderful people that offer to drive for the winter meetups. This is also to let you Non-drivers know that it is more than gas that we pay for when we drive for these events.  I hope to see many of you out there this season and stay safe!   Davin 

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