Walk from Sunrise Visitor Center to Burroughs Mountain, glacier views, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA.
Mount Rainier rises to 14,411 feet elevation. The walk from Sunrise Visitor Center to Burroughs Mountain gives spectacular glacier views in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA. Or for a good workout, hike the Burroughs Mountain 10 mile loop trail which ascends a total of 3200 feet from White River Campground up Glacier Basin Trail, and back via Shadow Lake. Global warming and climate change: Mount Rainier’s glaciers shrank 22% by area and 25% by volume between 1913 and 1994 in conjunction with rising temperatures (Nylen 2004). As of 2009, monitored glaciers are continuing to retreat (NPS). Over the last century, most glaciers have been shrinking across western North America (Moore et al. 2009) and the globe (Lemke et al. 2007) in association with increasing temperatures. For licensing options, please inquire.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download