On Monday morning we pointed the GS' back East. After a delicious Dungeness crabcake breakfast on the Tacoma waterfront, we headed inland to increasing clouds and dropping temperatures. By the time we reached the entrance to Mount Rainier National Park, it was raining steadily. We decided to take the ride up the mountain despite the conditions, and were not surprised to watch the temperature plummet, and the rain turn to sleet as we reached the top. Visibility was about 20 meters, and there was still snow on the ground. We did not linger in the near freezing weather before seeking shelter in a cabin just outside the Park entrance for the night.