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Mountaineers Irish Cabin Peaks

RankPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 6) Prom-Ft Ascents
1.Observation Rock8364Mount Rainier Massif244335
2.Echo Rock7870Mount Rainier Massif190211
3.Old Desolate7137Mount Rainier North Foothills101781
4.Sluiskin Mountain-The Chief7026Mount Rainier North Foothills90662
5.Sluiskin Mountain-The Squaw6960Mount Rainier North Foothills40060
6.Crescent Mountain6715Mount Rainier North Foothills27581
7.Mineral Mountain6500Mount Rainier North Foothills10068
8.Fay Peak6492Mount Rainier West Foothills92232
9.First Mother Mountain6480Mount Rainier West Foothills280172
10.Mount Pleasant6454Mount Rainier West Foothills174218
11.Hessong Rock6385Mount Rainier West Foothills185196
12.Second Mother Mountain6375Mount Rainier West Foothills41579
13.Castle Peak6120Mount Rainier West Foothills160141
14.Bearhead Mountain6089Mount Rainier North Foothills1129184
15.Bearhead Mountain-East Peak6041Mount Rainier North Foothills281116
16.Tyee Peak6000Mount Rainier North Foothills4072
17.Pitcher Mountain5941Mount Rainier North Foothills102177
18.Tolmie Peak5920Mount Rainier West Foothills760318
19.Third Mother Mountain5804Mount Rainier West Foothills24455
20.Old Baldy Mountain5796Mount Rainier North Foothills75696
21.Redstone Peak5680Mount Rainier North Foothills24046
22.Florence Peak5508Mount Rainier West Foothills348197
23.Arthur Peak5465Mount Rainier West Foothills30594
24.Gove Peak5310Mount Rainier West Foothills3079

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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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