Glacier Peak (10,541 feet / 3213 meters), in Glacier Peak Wilderness Area Washington, USA.
Glacier Peak (10,541 feet / 3213 meters), in Glacier Peak Wilderness Area Washington, USA. Glacier Peak is the most isolated of the five major stratovolcanoes (composite volcanoes) of the Cascade Volcanic Arc in Washington. Glacier Peak formed during the Pleistocene epoch (about 1 million years ago) and is one of the most active of Washington's volcanoes, erupting explosively five times in the past 3,000 years. By hiking Carne Mountain in mid-October you can see wide views of the Central Cascades plus the beautiful golden larch fall colors at their peak. The Carne Mountain trail steadily ascends 3600 feet in 7 miles round trip. On October 28, 2006, we were about a week or two past the best larch needle colors. Carne Mountain is located north of Lake Wenatchee (a side trip from US Highway 2) in Wenatchee National Forest, where the Chiwawa River meets Phelps Creek. Another popular hike ascends Phelps Creek to beautiful Spider Meadow.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download