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.
Mount Rainier with Tacoma, Washington in front.
|Elevation||14,412 ft (4,393 m)|
|Prominence||13,211 ft (4,027 m) ranked 21st|
|Isolation||1,177 kilometres (731 mi)|
|Listing||U.S. state high point|
|Parent range||Cascade Range|
|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|
- "Rainier". Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian Institution. http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=1201-03-. Retrieved 2008-08-27.
- "Mount Rainier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-10-15.
- 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.
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