GSA Today April/May 2003, Nisqually Glacier, Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington

Mount Rainier is the highest volcano in the Cascade Province and the second highest peak in the lower 48 states at an elevation of 14,410 feet. The 26 named and numerous smaller unnamed glaciers occupy over 36 square miles and form  the largest glacier system in the conterminous United States. Excellent views of the Nisqually Glacier are available from trails starting at the Paradise visitor center.

The Geological Society of America selected this photograph to promote their 2003 Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washinton.


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