Edmunds Glacier

Edmunds Glacier
Map showing the location of Edmunds Glacier
Edmunds Glacier

Mount Rainier, Pierce County, Washington, USA

Type Mountain glacier
Coordinates 46°52′04″N 121°48′46″W / 46.86778°N 121.81278°W / 46.86778; -121.81278Coordinates: 46°52′04″N 121°48′46″W / 46.86778°N 121.81278°W / 46.86778; -121.81278[1]
Length 1.20 mi (1.93 km)
Terminus Icefall
Status Retreating

Edmunds Glacier is located on Mount Rainier in the U.S. state of Washington.[2] Named in 1883 for George F. Edmunds.[3] The glacier lies on the western flank of the volcano below the steep, rocky Mowich Face and Sunset Face. Starting from an elevation of about 9,900 ft (3,000 m), the glacier flows northwest down to 7,000 ft (2,100 m) and ends northeast of the Jeanette Heights region of Mount Rainier. Meltwater from the Edmunds Glacier feeds the Mowich River which eventually merges with the Puyallup River.

See also


  1. "Edmunds Glacier". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2012-12-15.
  2. Mount Rainier West, WA (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved 2012-12-15.
  3. Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 125. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6.
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