Because of its very short tourist season, Mt. Rainier experimented with some very unconventional schemes to attract new visitors - in the hopes of raising more revenues for the park. This included opening a nine-hole golf course at Paradise in 1931! Fortunately, after the snow started falling in October of that year, the course was permanently closed. Believe it or not, this wasn’t the most egregious stunt ever employed by Rainier. You can read about these shocking footnotes in park history in “Ramble On”: