Body or stream of ice moving outward and downslope from an area of accumulation; an area of relatively permanent snow or ice on the top or side of a mountain or mountainous area.
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GPS Coordinates

Latitude, Longitude:
46.828997°, -121.7595403°
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9993 ft. (3046 m.)

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US Topo Map

The USGS (U.S. Geological Survey) publishes a set of the most commonly used topographic maps of the U.S. called US Topo that are separated into rectangular quadrants that are printed at 22.75"x29" or larger. The Turtle is covered by the Mount Rainier West, WA US Topo Map quadrant

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Nearby Points of Interest

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Fuhrer Thumb Land 0.3 mi
Fuhrer Finger Land 0.3 mi
Wilson Cleaver Land 0.5 mi
Camp Hazard Man-made 0.5 mi

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Historical Weather

Below are weather averages from 1971 to 2000 according to data gathered from the nearest official weather station. The nearest weather station for both precipitation and temperature measurements is RAINIER PARADISE RNGER S which is approximately 3 miles away and has an elevation of 5,427 feet (4,566 feet lower than The Turtle). Because the nearest station and this geographic feature may have differences in elevation and topography, the historic weather at the two separate locations may be different as well.

Average Daily Temperatures by Month (°F)

Average Monthly Precipitation (in inches)

Month Precip AVG High Temp AVG Low Temp
January 18.21" 32.6° 20.6°
February 13.93" 34.2° 21.6°
March 12.87" 36.2° 22.8°
April 9.00" 41.0° 25.6°
May 5.51" 47.6° 30.8°
June 3.92" 53.5° 36.1°
July 2.16" 61.5° 41.9°
August 2.28" 63.0° 43.4°
September 4.74" 57.3° 39.2°
October 8.53" 47.6° 32.1°
November 19.07" 35.6° 23.7°
December 19.72" 32.8° 20.4°

Summer High Temps

This location's average summer high temps are lower than 99% of other locations on record.

Winter Low Temps

This location's average winter low temps are higher than 54% of other locations on record.

Precipitation Levels

This location's average precipitation levels are higher than 99% of other locations on record.