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Mount Rainier and the Emmons Glacier from the Burroughs Mountain Trail # 18020

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Date: 2015.09.29
Vantage Point: From the Burroughs Mountain Trail, looking southwest

Caption: The northeast aspect of Mount Rainier. Subpeaks Little Tahoma (center-left) and Liberty Cap (highest point at far right) are also visible.

PhotoDescr: Taken on an Indian Summer day in the Sunrise area of Mount Rainier. Mount Rainier has the most conical shape from this direction, due to its most recent eruptive history occurring on this side. The Emmons Glacier, with its heavily debris covered terminus, is the largest glacier in the 48 states by area (the Carbon Glacier, on the northwest slopes, is the most voluminous.) There was a slight dusting of snow high up on the north facing aspects, which added to the contrast of ice and sky.

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