Driving 36 Miles Up Rainier and Back Down in a Tesla Model Y — And Using Only 5 Miles of Range

Parked at Paradise. There is just a bit of snow piled up next to the parking lot.

Last weekend I joined a car club rally and drove my Tesla Model Y Long Range on many scenic back roads to the Nisqually Entrance of Mt Rainier National Park. The goal of the drive was to reach the parking lot at Paradise at 5387 ft above sea level. The park entrance is at 2001 ft, and the early spring temperatures were above…