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Stacker Butte

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Looking towards Mt. Hood from Stacker Butte (bobcat)
Canby's desert parsley (Lomatium canbyi), Stacker Butte (bobcat)

Description

Stacker Butte is the highest point in Washington's Columbia Hills. It lies wholly within the Washington DNR-managed Columbia Hills Natural Area Preserve and was formerly part of The Dalles Mountain Ranch. It supports important populations of obscure buttercup, dagger pod, and hot rock penstemon. The butte has several communication arrays and the views from here are some of the most extensive in our area: east and west in the Columbia Gorge; north across High Prairie and Swale Canyon to Mount Saint Helens, Mount Adams, Goat Rocks and Mount Rainier; and southwest to Mount Hood, Mount Jefferson and the Three Sisters.

The upper slopes of Stacker Butte funnel very strong winds at times. Be prepared for a struggle as you near the summit! On a less windy day, look overhead for soaring golden eagles.

Henry Stacker was a German immigrant who came to Klickitat County in 1883. He owned property on High Prairie and grazed sheep on the slopes and crest of the butte.

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