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Pacific Northwest Cascade Volcanos

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Pacific Northwest Volcanos

□ Mount Rainier – 14,410
□ Mount Adams -12,276
Glacier Peak – 11,449
□ Mount Hood – 11,240
Mount Baker – 10,781
□ Mount St. Helens – 8,366


Rainier Ski

Rainier Ski

The most iconic mountain in the Pacific Northwest.  Mount Rainier, Tahoma, the state’s largest volcano at 14,410 was established as a National Park in 1899.  Routes range from the popular DC or Disappointment Cleaver route, the second most popular Emmons Glacier route at 4.3 sq mi, it has the largest surface area of any glacier in the contiguous United States to technical rock and ice Liberty Ridge route like the to the summit of the peak.

NPS Climbing Rainier Regulations and general info Guide


Adams South Ridges and Chutes

Adams South Ridges and Chutes

The southern slopes of Mount Adams (Washington’s second-highest volcano) offer a straight-forward summit route and a 6,000 foot vertical ski decent on crevasse-less terrain making this route a spring favorite for back country skiers.


Washington’s only wilderness volcano standing at 10,525 feet

Glacier Peak

Glacier Peak

Glacier Peak presents challenges of remoteness and expansive moraine fields. Expect solitude on this long trek (36.8 miles round trip with an ascent totaling 11,449 feet).

Mount Hood

Mount Hood


Mount Hood, rising 11,240 feet to the highpoint of Oregon this iconic mountain is considered the Mount Fuji of America. A gradual non-technical climb with an exciting top out and ski options make this the second most climbed alpine peak in the world.

Mount Baker

Mount Baker


Mount Baker 10,781 also known as Kulshan, the youngest volcano in the Mount Baker volcanic field is an active glaciated andesitic stratovolcano.

Mount St. Helens

Mount St. Helens

 

 

The world famous eruption of Loowit or Mount St. Helens in 1980 summit previously reached 9,677.  Now a popular ski (especially on Mothers day) the new summit at 8,366 which offers views into the new forming cinder cone and Washington’s youngest and growing glacier.

 


NPS Climbing Rainier Regulations and general info Guide

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