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Shriner Peak
Shriner Peak Mount Rainier National Park.jpg
Shriner Peak seen from Highway 410
Highest point
Elevation 5,834 ft (1,778 m)
Prominence 754 ft (230 m)
Isolation 2.44 mi (3.93 km)
Parent peak Point 6057
Geography
Location Mount Rainier National Park, Pierce County, Washington, U.S.
Parent range Cascades
Topo map USGS Chinook Pass
Climbing
Easiest route Hiking trail

Shriner Peak is a 5,834-foot-elevation (1,778 m) mountain summit located in Mount Rainier National Park in Pierce County of Washington state. It is part of the Cascade Range and is situated south of Cayuse Pass, southwest of Seymour Peak, and southeast of Double Peak. A four mile trail leads from Highway 123 to the Shriner Peak Fire Lookout at the top of the mountain. Precipitation runoff from Shriner Peak drains into tributaries of the Cowlitz River.

Climate

Shriner 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.

Mt Rainier, above the meadow
Mt. Rainier, Double Peak, and Cowlitz Chimneys from Shriner
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