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Mountaineers Irish Cabin Peaks

RankPeak Elev-Ft
(Avg)
Range (Level 6) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
Ascents
1.Observation Rock8364Mount Rainier Massif264370
2.Echo Rock7870Mount Rainier Massif210246
3.Old Desolate7137Mount Rainier North Foothills103789
4.Sluiskin Mountain-The Chief7026Mount Rainier North Foothills92671
5.Sluiskin Mountain-The Squaw6980Mount Rainier North Foothills44068
6.Crescent Mountain6715Mount Rainier North Foothills29588
7.First Mother Mountain6500Mount Rainier West Foothills320193
7.Mineral Mountain6500Mount Rainier North Foothills12074
9.Fay Peak6492Mount Rainier West Foothills112256
10.Mount Pleasant6454Mount Rainier West Foothills194243
11.Hessong Rock6385Mount Rainier West Foothills205215
12.Second Mother Mountain6375Mount Rainier West Foothills43584
13.Castle Peak6140Mount Rainier West Foothills200152
14.Bearhead Mountain6089Mount Rainier North Foothills1149199
15.Bearhead Mountain-East Peak6041Mount Rainier North Foothills301126
16.Tyee Peak6020Mount Rainier North Foothills8076
17.Pitcher Mountain5941Mount Rainier North Foothills104179
18.Tolmie Peak5940Mount Rainier West Foothills800349
19.Third Mother Mountain5804Mount Rainier West Foothills26458
20.Old Baldy Mountain5796Mount Rainier North Foothills776101
21.Redstone Peak5700Mount Rainier North Foothills28050
22.Florence Peak5508Mount Rainier West Foothills368212
23.Arthur Peak5465Mount Rainier West Foothills325105
24.Gove Peak5310Mount Rainier West Foothills5087

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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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