Rising 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier is the tallest mountain in both Washington state and the entire the Cascade Mountain Range. Its brooding presence dominates the horizon of the Puget Sound area and contains 25 glaciers, making it the most glaciated peak in the continental US. Like it’s infamous neighbor Mount St. Helens, Mount Rainier is an active stratovolcano formed around 500,000 years ago by volcanic swell.
Mount Rainier National Park was established in 1899 by President William McKinley as the United States’ fifth national park. The park sprawls over 236,381 acres, 97% of which is preserved as official “wilderness” under the National Wilderness Preservation System. Nearly 2 million people visit the park each year to camp, hike, climb, or simply glimpse the pristine beauty of Rainier’s towering peak.
This handmade 13.5" x 13.5" x 2.5” artwork captures the stunning profile of Mount Rainier in sixteen topographic layers. The piece is securely housed in a solid-wood cherry frame with optional engraved brass plaque. A portion of each sale goes to the National Parks Service, which funds conservation efforts for state and national parks across the US.
All maps are made-to-order and ship 2-3 weeks after the order is placed.