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Mountaineers Irish Cabin Peaks

RankPeak Elev-M
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Range (Level 6) Prom-M
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Ascent Date
1.Bearhead Mountain1856Mount Rainier North Foothills344 
2.Old Desolate2175Mount Rainier North Foothills322 
3.Pitcher Mountain1811Mount Rainier North Foothills311 
4.Sluiskin Mountain-The Chief2142Mount Rainier North Foothills289 
5.Tolmie Peak1816Mount Rainier West Foothills255 
6.Old Baldy Mountain1767Mount Rainier North Foothills243 
7.Sluiskin Mountain-The Squaw2133Mount Rainier North Foothills146 
8.Second Mother Mountain1943Mount Rainier West Foothills138 
9.Florence Peak1679Mount Rainier West Foothills118 
10.First Mother Mountain1987Mount Rainier West Foothills109 
11.Arthur Peak1666Mount Rainier West Foothills105 
12.Bearhead Mountain-East Peak1841Mount Rainier North Foothills97 
13.Redstone Peak1743Mount Rainier North Foothills97 
14.Crescent Mountain2047Mount Rainier North Foothills96 
15.Observation Rock2549Mount Rainier Massif86 
15.Third Mother Mountain1769Mount Rainier West Foothills86 
17.Castle Peak1877Mount Rainier West Foothills72 
18.Echo Rock2399Mount Rainier Massif70 
19.Hessong Rock1946Mount Rainier West Foothills68 
20.Mount Pleasant1967Mount Rainier West Foothills65 
21.Mineral Mountain1981Mount Rainier North Foothills42 
22.Fay Peak1979Mount Rainier West Foothills40 
23.Tyee Peak1841Mount Rainier North Foothills36 
24.Gove Peak1618Mount Rainier West Foothills21 

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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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