Planning another multi-day Mount Rainier climb, with plans for camping 2 nights on the summit (summit crater). Tentative dates June 19-23, planning 1 day to get to camp, 1 day to get to summit, 1 full day exploring summit areas, 1 day to get down, and 1 day to allow for weather delays, or to split the decent into 2 days. Another way of looking at is 1 night half way up, 2 nights at top, and 1 night half way down. If things go great, we can always come home a day early.
I like the Emmons/Winthrop from Sunrise entrance much better then the DC route. Would entertain Kautz or other route, depending on what the skill set is.
Would really like to succeed at having the time in the summit zone. Spent 1 night in summit crater in 2014, which was great! The views of the sunset and surrounding landscape are worth the climb! Still want to touch all 3 high points, walk the crater rim, check out the west crater, and of course ice caves! Understand that conditions can get sketchy at the top, but the crater is a bit protected, tent pads are dug in some, and the ice caves are always protected!