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Mountaineers Irish Cabin Peaks

RankPeak Elev-M
(Avg)
Range (Level 6) Prom-M
(Avg)
Ascent Date
1.Sluiskin Mountain-The Squaw2128Mount Rainier North Foothills134 
2.First Mother Mountain1981Mount Rainier West Foothills98 
3.Castle Peak1871Mount Rainier West Foothills61 
4.Tyee Peak1835Mount Rainier North Foothills24 
5.Tolmie Peak1811Mount Rainier West Foothills244 
6.Redstone Peak1737Mount Rainier North Foothills85 
7.Florence PeakNullMount Rainier West FoothillsNull 
7.Arthur PeakNullMount Rainier West FoothillsNull 
7.Gove PeakNullMount Rainier West FoothillsNull 
7.Third Mother MountainNullMount Rainier West FoothillsNull 
7.Old Baldy MountainNullMount Rainier North FoothillsNull 
7.Pitcher MountainNullMount Rainier North FoothillsNull 
7.Bearhead MountainNullMount Rainier North FoothillsNull 
7.Bearhead Mountain-East PeakNullMount Rainier North FoothillsNull 
7.Mount PleasantNullMount Rainier West FoothillsNull 
7.Hessong RockNullMount Rainier West FoothillsNull 
7.Second Mother MountainNullMount Rainier West FoothillsNull 
7.Crescent MountainNullMount Rainier North FoothillsNull 
7.Mineral MountainNullMount Rainier North FoothillsNull 
7.Fay PeakNullMount Rainier West FoothillsNull 
7.Observation RockNullMount Rainier MassifNull 
7.Echo RockNullMount Rainier MassifNull 
7.Old DesolateNullMount Rainier North FoothillsNull 
7.Sluiskin Mountain-The ChiefNullMount Rainier North FoothillsNull 

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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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