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Indian Spring Butte

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

The Rabbit Ears, Slide Mountain, and Graham Mountain from Indian Spring Butte (bobcat)
Strawberry Mountain and Strawberry Lake from Indian Spring Butte (bobcat)
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Description

Indian Spring Butte is the third highest summit in the Strawberry Range after Strawberry Mountain and Slide Mountain. It can be reached via a short cross-country hike of about 0.8 miles and 1,000 feet in elevation gain from the High Lake Rim Trailhead. From here, all of the prominences of the Strawberry Range can be seen. Strawberry Mountain is front and center to the north, and Strawberry Lake nestles in the forested basin below. Look along the rugged High Lake Rim to the Rabbit Ears: Little Strawberry Lake lies hidden in a glacial cirque below these gnarly spires. To the northeast are Slide and Graham Mountains, while along the high ridge to the west, you can make out Indian Creek Butte, Pine Creek Mountain, and Canyon Mountain. On a clear day, views extend northeast to the Elkhorns and Wallowas and Steens Mountain to the southeast.

Mountain goats inhabit this ridge. Look for their droppings and tracks.

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