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Got Snow? National Parks Out West Have Lots

Officially, winter arrives on Friday.

Several national parks, meanwhile, have already shifted into winter-wonderland mode after some sizable storms rolled through this weekend.

Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Mount Rainier and others all posted photos of recent snowfall via social media channels.

We’ve collected a few of the standout images and share them below.

One big-wow image: To the right is a mild-weather view of Mount Rainier’s 2-story Jackson Visitor Center, found at the park’s main visitor gathering spot, Paradise, at 5,400 feet. Below you can view an image captured on one of Mount Rainier’ webcams this afternoon, showing that snow has piled up to nearly the building’s second story window.

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NPS webcam view of snow accumulated at 2-story visitor center at Mount Rainier.

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Barronette Peak, Yellowstone National Park. (NPS photo)

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Bear tracks, Yosemite National Park. (NPS photo)

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Lynx, Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada. (WLNP photo)

Below: How the Grand Canyon's South Rim looked to an XC skier this weekend.

And speaking of the Grand Canyon...

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The view Saturday from the Yavapai Museum of Geology, South Rim, Grand Canyon. NPS photo/Michael Quinn.

Posted on at 12:55 PM

Tagged: Snow, national parks and photos

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ExoticHikes

You seem to have forgotten the Olympic National Park, which is at 246% of normal snowfall. This is above Mount Rainier's snowfall.

Also, Mount Baker and The North Cascade National Park is well above Mount Rainier's levels...

https://twitter.com/Exotichikes/status/282357205171314689/photo/1

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