Banshee Peak is unmarked on most maps but is a prominent satellite peak located just east of Mt. Rainier and Little Tahoma. Banshee lies roughly east along the crest from the Panhandle Gap and is the high point before reaching the Cowlitz Chimneys to the east. Banshee's southern and western slopes are relatively open and gentle, but its north side drops away steeply to the top of the Sarvant Glacier. This area makes a great trip in the late season for the fall colors.
|Driving Distance from Portland||180 miles|
|Driving Time from Portland||3 hours|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in one day|
|Relevant Books||Cascade Alpine Guide: Columbia River to Stevens Pass by Fred Beckey Climbing Washington's Mountains by Jeff Smoot|
|Relevant Maps||USGS 7 minute series, Mt. Rainier East|