Little Tahoma

Little Tahoma

Infobox Mountain
Name = Little Tahoma
Photo = Mt Rainier-Little Tahoma Peak.jpg
Caption = View of Little Tahoma Peak from Ingraham Glacier
Elevation = 11,138 ft (3,395 m)
Location = Washington, USA
Range = Cascades
Coordinates = coord|46|50|59|N|121|42|40|W|type:mountain_region:US
USGS Mount Rainier East
Prominence = 858 ft (262 m)
Type = Andesitic remnant
Volcanic_Arc/Belt=Cascade Volcanic Arc
Age = < 500,000 yr
First ascent = 1894 by Garrison Flett
Easiest route = rock/ice climb

Little Tahoma (also called Little Tahoma Peak) is a satellite peak of Mount Rainier that is quite noticeable from Seattle, Washington (60 miles or 95 kilometers away).

Little Tahoma is a volcanic remnant: it was part of the larger structure of Mount Rainier, but parts eroded away, leaving Little Tahoma. The rock of Little Tahoma is quite unstable: in 1963, a large avalanche originating below Little Tahoma covered the lower Emmons Glacier with rock debris. The Fryingpan Glacier and Whitman Glacier are located to just to the east of the peak.

Little Tahoma can most easily be accessed from Summerland, an alpine meadow area in Mount Rainier National Park.

If considered on its own, Little Tahoma would be the third-highest peak in Washington.

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