The best way to answer "Is The Mountain out?"

We are building a crowd sourced website to report and check the status of The Mountain. Sign up so you don't miss the launch! Brought to you by Rainier Watch.

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Rated 5/5 by at least 2 alpha users
Screenshot showing the alpha version of the rainier watch app website

note: screenshot is of an alpha build and is most certainly not indicative of final user interface -- it will be at least 10x more awesome

Get notified when we’re launching.

We are launching this site soon, be the first to find out and help us beta test it!

All the features

Not everything will be ready at launch, but here's some things we want to include on the site.

Report

Report from your location if you see The Mountain out!

Status

Check if The Mountain is out for different locations across Western Washington.

Interactive Map

Zoom in and out and scroll across Western Washington to see where The Mountain is out.

Use from any device

It's on the world wide web baby! Our first stage for this project is building a website for all to use.

Privacy Focused

Your reports are anonymized & randomized - we don't sent your GPS to the server but use a 100m2 grid.

Use Telegram

Use the world's best messaging platform to report. This will part of a future update.

See recent Mountain out status reports

Including an interative map showing the various cities across Western Washington

“This is pretty much the coolest thing ever. I check it every morning - even before I open my weather app.”

Screenshot showing the alpha version of the rainier watch app website
David, a very unbiased source who just happens to be one of the guys behind it

note: screenshot is of an alpha build and is most certainly not indicative of final user interface -- it will be at least 10x more awesome

Report if The Mountain is out

Using an open source library focused on privacy protection, we will triangulate your location to an approximate area then show your report on the map

Screenshot showing the alpha version of the rainier watch app website

note: screenshot is of an alpha build and is most certainly not indicative of final user interface -- it will be at least 10x more awesome

Frequently asked questions

  • The basic features will always be free. We want to create a place that accessible for anyone in the community to report and know when the mountain is out. But given the time and resources this project takes we might introduce premium paid features to help cover our costs.

  • Basically we've built some software that allows you to send in a report of The Mountain out status and then we update the map based on recent reports. We have certain thresholds set in place and anonymize and randomize user data to keep everything privacy focused.

  • Yes we might, although based on usage to cover maintenance and upkeep costs it might cost money after a certain point.

  • Yup - and we will take that as a compliment!

  • No, we have build this with privacy in mind. We use an open source library (H3: Uberโ€™s Hexagonal Hierarchical Spatial Index) to approximate your location. And further more we don't send GPS information to server. We submit an approximate area of 100m2 to the server with the report. Additionally, when displaying this on the map we use larger areas (2km2) until there are enough reports to break down the large area into smaller areas. We plan to use 3-5 resolutions of grainularity.

  • Yes. That's actually in our long term plans. Stay tuned!

  • Glad you asked - check out the apparel branch of our company at RainierWatch.com - we donate from every purchase to organizations that support and protect our National Parks!

About us

Howdy - we are David and Michael, a two man team who happen to be brothers. We've been running things at RainierWatch.com for awhile in our spare time and have had this website idea for years. We are so stoked to launch and hope you love it!

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