Burroughs Mountain Trail, Mt. Rainier N.P.
Burroughs Mountain has been described as a mountain against a mountain. At over 7800 feet, Burroughs Mountain sets right up against the northeastern face of Mount Rainier, hugging the Winthrop Glacier. It offers one of the most dramatic views of Washington's largest volcano; the landscape atop Burroughs is both broad and barren, so there is little to inhibit full exposure.
Seemingly little plant life should survive this harsh, high-elevation terrain, yet the number of wildflower varieties which thrive with vibrant color on this hike may surprise you. Besides the floral displays in early summer, the wildlife seen atop this summit is a treat. Goats wander the hillsides, and chipmunks, marmots and pika skitter amongst the rocks, along the trail and atop each of the three “peaks” which define this long, tundra-like alpine mountain.
2015ACTIVITIESAfternoonAugustBurroughs MountainBurroughs Mountain TrailCamp SchurmanCurtis RidgeDisappointment CleverEmmons GlacierFryingpan GlacierImageImagesInter GlacierLandscapeLandscapesLittle Tahoma PeakMount RainierMount Rainier National ParkMount RuthMt RainierMt Rainier National ParkNational ParkNational Park ServiceNorth AmericaPacific NorthwestParkPhotoPhotographPhotographyPicturePicturesPicturesqueSceneryScenicSt Elmo PassSteamboat ProwSummerSunrise DistrictSunrise ParkU.S. Dept. of the InteriorUSAUnited StatesUnited States Department of the InteriorViewWashingtonWashington StateWhite RiverWinthrop GlacierWonderland Trailwww.fayledvisionphotography.com