Heather and I had the most amazing time snowshoeing from Paradise parking lot at 5400' up to Panorama Point (7200') on Mt. Rainier on New Year's Eve. This was our "date/vacation" for the holidays, made possible by borrowing my brother Jeff's 4-runner and Dallin's snowshoes for Heather (thanks!). The only day without precip on the forecast, it was just perfect. If we had gotten there earlier (roads weren't open until 1pm due to heavy snowfall), we would have made it a ways up the Muir Snowfield. Next time, we'll bring snowboards or skis for the way down!