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Mountaineers Irish Cabin Peaks

RankPeak Elev-Ft
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1.Observation Rock8364Mount Rainier Massif284
2.Echo Rock7870Mount Rainier Massif230
3.Old Desolate7137Mount Rainier North Foothills1057
4.Sluiskin Mountain-The Chief7026Mount Rainier North Foothills946
5.Sluiskin Mountain-The Squaw7000Mount Rainier North Foothills480
6.Crescent Mountain6715Mount Rainier North Foothills315
7.First Mother Mountain6520Mount Rainier West Foothills360
8.Mineral Mountain6500Mount Rainier North Foothills140
9.Fay Peak6492Mount Rainier West Foothills132
10.Mount Pleasant6454Mount Rainier West Foothills214
11.Hessong Rock6385Mount Rainier West Foothills225
12.Second Mother Mountain6375Mount Rainier West Foothills455
13.Castle Peak6160Mount Rainier West Foothills240
14.Bearhead Mountain6089Mount Rainier North Foothills1129
15.Bearhead Mountain-East Peak6041Mount Rainier North Foothills321
16.Tyee Peak6040Mount Rainier North Foothills120
17.Tolmie Peak5960Mount Rainier West Foothills840
18.Pitcher Mountain5941Mount Rainier North Foothills1021
19.Third Mother Mountain5804Mount Rainier West Foothills284
20.Old Baldy Mountain5796Mount Rainier North Foothills796
21.Redstone Peak5720Mount Rainier North Foothills320
22.Florence Peak5508Mount Rainier West Foothills388
23.Arthur Peak5465Mount Rainier West Foothills345
24.Gove Peak5310Mount Rainier West Foothills70

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List Description

The Irish Cabin was a Mountaineers Lodge on the Mowich Lake Road, just inside Mount Rainier National Park. It was torn down in 1978, but it's site is still used as a meeting point for the Tacoma Mountaineers. The cabin was a base for hikes and climbs in the north and west foothills of Mount Ranier, and the 24 peaks on this list are all relatively low summits in the great shadow of "The Mountain".

You can earn the first Irish Cabin Peaks Pin by climbing any 12 peaks on this list, and the second pin by climbing the remaining 12. While none of these summits are mountaineering objectives on the order of Mount Rainier itself, most of them are moderately challenging scrambles into alpine terrain. Views of Mount Rainier from all of these summits are suberb, as you have a front-row seat to the exceptionally impressive northern flanks of the greatest single peak in the United States outside Alaska.

 


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