Mount Rainier National Park

Category: National Park, Nature
 

About

Mount Rainier is an active stratovolcano (conical in shape and made up of thousands of layers of hardened volcanic material), situated outside of Seattle, Washington. Towering 14,410 feet above sea level, its steep profile is a Washington State icon.

An active volcano, it is the highest mountain in Washington and the Cascade Mountain Range and is considered to be one of the most dangerous in the world because of its massive amount of glacial ice that, if the volcano erupted, could cause significant damage to the valley. Its most recent volcanic eruption was recorded in 1820 and 1854.