Antler Peak (Washington) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAntler Peak
Antler Peak seen from the west
|Elevation||7,017 ft (2,139 m)|
|Prominence||377 ft (115 m)|
|Location||Mount Rainier National Park
Pierce County, Washington, U.S.
|Topo map||USGS Sunrise|
|Easiest route||Scrambling class 2|
Antler Peak is a 7,017 feet (2,139 m) summit located in Mount Rainier National Park in Pierce County of Washington state. It is part of the Sourdough Mountains, a subset of the Cascade Range. Antler Peak is situated west of Dege Peak and northeast of Sunrise Historic District, with the Sourdough Ridge Trail traversing the south slope of Antler between the two. Mount Fremont is its nearest higher peak, 1.55 mi (2.49 km) to the west. Precipitation runoff from Antler Peak drains into the White River.
Antler Peak is located in the marine west coast climate zone of western North America. Most weather fronts originate in the Pacific Ocean, and travel northeast toward the Cascade Mountains. As fronts approach, they are forced upward by the peaks of the Cascade Range (Orographic lift), causing them to drop their moisture in the form of rain or snowfall onto the Cascades. As a result, the west side of the Cascades experiences high precipitation, especially during the winter months in the form of snowfall. During winter months, weather is usually cloudy, but due to high pressure systems over the Pacific Ocean that intensify during summer months, there is often little or no cloud cover during the summer. Because of maritime influence, snow tends to be wet and heavy, resulting in high avalanche danger.
- National Park Service web site: Mount Rainier National Park
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