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has the lowest elevation at its terminus of any glacier in the contiguous United States. This low elevation offers exclusive and rare access to a pristine glacial water source from a massive, mineral-rich glacier. The glacial melt-water that emerges from beneath the Carbon Glacier’s terminus is ancient – frozen during the last glacial period around ten thousand years ago.
This is real glacier water from Mount Rainier – the only true glacier water bottled in the contiguous United States. It possesses a rare combination of naturally occurring trace minerals in colloidal form and a high oxygen content. Kept frozen through time, this ancient ‘virgin’ water has never entered the water table and predates any modern or man-made form of pollution. It is amongst the rarest, healthiest, most naturally pure and best tasting waters anywhere in the world.
Yet, as unique and rare as this ancient water is, a natural phenomenon occurs each year that transforms it into something even more remarkable.
Mount Rainier stands as a monument to the Pacific Northwest and one of the highest peaks in America. But few know that this mountain is perhaps the most prodigious water collecting machine in the world. Its snowfall records are legendary, sustaining one of the world’s largest single peak glacial systems. Mount Rainier has over 35 square miles of ice with 26 named glaciers and numerous unnamed ice fields. It has more ice volume than all the other mountains in the Cascade range combined. But most importantly, Mount Rainier is the source of the most pristine, best tasting and healthiest drinking water on earth.
At almost 6 miles long and 700 feet thick, the Carbon Glacier is the largest glacier by volume of any glacier in the contiguous United States. It is located within Mount Rainier National Park on the mountain's isolated north face where no man-made pollution or development has ever existed.
Few places on earth offer viable access to harvest true glacier water for bottling. However, at 3,500 feet above sea-level, Mt. Rainier’s Carbon Glacier