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Glacier Peak Wilderness

Posted on Jun 4, 2024 in Washington's Wilderness Areas

At 10,541 feet, Glacier Peak has more active glaciers than any other place in the lower 48 states and the western crest boasts an average snowpack of 45 feet. Remote, rugged, and densely forested, this Wilderness offers a haven to a diversity of wildlife including deer, elk, bears, mountain goats, cougars, wolverines, gray wolves, martens, and lynx.   

Glacier Peak, alongside Mount Adams and Goat Rocks, became Washington State’s first Wilderness Areas in 1964 when President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act into law. It created the National Wilderness Preservation System and immediately placed 54 areas into the system, totaling 9.1 million acres in 13 states.

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