Mount Rainier with Tacoma, Washington in front.
|Elevation||14,411 ft (4,392 m)|
|Prominence||13,211 ft (4,027 m)ranked 21st|
|Listing||U.S. state high point
|Mount Rainier National Park, Pierce County, Washington, USA|
|Topo map||USGS Mount Rainier West|
|Age of rock||500,000 years|
|Volcanic arc/belt||Cascade Volcanic Arc|
|Last eruption||1894 |
|First ascent||1870 by Hazard Stevens and P. B. Van Trump|
|Easiest route||rock/ice climb via Disappointment Cleaver|
Mount Rainier is a mountain 54 miles (87 kilometres) southeast of Seattle, Washington, in the United States. The volcano is the highest mountain in the Cascade Range, at 14,410 feet (4,392 metres). The top of the mountain is mostly covered by snow and glaciers. Rainier is an active volcano, but has not had an eruption for more than 100 years. Some describe Rainier as dormant or inactive.
References[change | edit source]
- "Mount Rainier". Geographic Names Information System. U.S. Geological Survey. http://geonames.usgs.gov/pls/gnispublic/f?p=gnispq:3:::NO::P3_FID:1533614. Retrieved 2008-10-15.
- "Rainier". Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian Institution. http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=1201-03-. Retrieved 2008-08-27.
- Ball, Jessica. "Voices: Dead or alive ... or neither? Why a dormant volcano is not a dead one," Earth Magazine (American Geosciences Institute). September 8, 2010; retrieved 2012-6-14.
Other websites[change | edit source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Mount Rainier|
- USGS: Mount Rainier -- Learning to Live with Volcanic Risk
- Mount Rainier National Park
- Mount Rainier Volcano Lahar Warning System
- Mount Rainier stream drainage