Mt. Rainier

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 16 November 2009 in Landscape & Rural.

Mount Rainier is an active stratovolcano (also known as a composite volcano) in Pierce County, Washington, located 54 miles (87 km) southeast of Seattle. It towers over the Cascade Range as the most prominent mountain in the contiguous United States at 14,411 feet (4,392 m).
The mountain and the surrounding area are protected within Mount Rainier National Park. With 26 major glaciers and 35 square miles (91 kms) of permanent snowfields and glaciers, Mount Rainier is the most heavily glaciated peak in the lower 48 states.