TABLE OF CONTENTS
South Tahoma and Tahoma Glaciers
Significance of dated moraines, channels, and melt-water deposits
[Plates 17 are in separate volume]COVER. View of Mount Rainier northwestward up Cowlitz River valley from west slope of Backbone Ridge.
FRONTISPIECE. Tahoma Glacier cascades down the west slope of Mount Rainier.
1. Index map of Mount Rainier National Park.
27. Map and photographs:2. Nisqually River valley near Nisqually Glacier terminus.
3. Tahoma Creek valley, South Puyallup River valley, and Emerald Ridge near South Tahoma and Tahoma Glaciers.
4. North Puyallup River valley near Puyallup Glacier.
5. Carbon River valley near Carbon Glacier terminus.
6. West Fork and Winthrop Creek valleys near Winthrop Glacier terminus.
7. White River and Inter Fork valleys near Emmons Glacier terminus.
1. PhotographSamples from
larger trees can be taken no closer than 2-3 feet above the ground;
SketchEach annual ring is an elongated cone
28 Photographs:2. Trees are sampled at the lowest possible level
3. South Tahoma Glacier and Tahoma Glacier joined in 1910 below Glacier Island
4. Junction of Tahoma Creek Trail and Wonderland Trail
5. The 183550 lateral moraine of South Tahoma Glacier
6. The 1840 moraine and the older surface
7. Tahoma Glacier covered the rocks as recently as 1860
8. Wonderland Trail follows the narrow ridge above South Puyallup River
9. Cross-sectional diagrams drawn along lines through two melt-water channels
10. MapIn 1896, White River drained Emmons Glacier as it does today but had two tributaries flowing through the moraines
1113. Photographs:11. The bare amphitheater holds immobile ice that was once part of Ohanapecosh Glacier
12. Oblique aerial view of Ohanapecosh River valley near Ohanapecosh Glacier
13. Trees closest to Ohanapecosh Glacier
19. Ages of trees sampled from periglacial features near1. Nisqually Glacier
2. South Tahoma Glacier
3. Tahoma Glacier
4. Emerald Ridge
5. Puyallup Glacier
6. Carbon Glacier
7. Winthrop Glacier
8. Emmons Glacier
9. Ohanapecosh Glacier
10. Ages of glacial or pyroclastic deposits at Mount Rainier, Washington
Last Updated: 28-Mar-2006