The (ca. 1905) postcard mailed from Ashford, Wash., reads:
“This ledge of rock juts out several feet from summit and you have to be pulled over it by a rope. I did not try this as it is too late in the season.”
Mount Rainier is wild combination of fire and ice. In 1961 a steam vent opened near Gibraltar Rock and a column of pressurized vapor shot 200 feetin the air raining debris on the nearby Cowlitz Glacier. (The Big Fact Book About Mount Rainier)
Images courtesy of Diane Mettler.
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