Emmons Glacier in Mount Rainier National Park seen from First Burroughs Mountain, Washington, USA.
See the Emmons Glacier on icy Mount Rainier from First Burroughs Mountain, a walk of 5 miles round trip with 1200 feet gain starting from Sunrise parking lot, in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA. For more vigorous training, hike the Burroughs Mountain 10 mile loop, with 3200 feet ascent 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.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download