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Aneroid Mountain

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

View to Dollar Lake from Aneroid Mountain (bobcat)
Aneroid Mountain at sunset (bobcat)


At 9,702 feet, Aneroid Mountain is ranked as one of Oregon's highest, coming in at #9 for the state and #3 for the Wallowas. The peak, like much of the northeastern Wallowas, is layered Columbia River Basalt. The ascent is easy from almost any direction except the south although you can make it a little more interesting by climbing one of the basalt rims. Whitebark pines dot the slopes up to the summit - these are Oregon's highest trees. Views are expansive, taking in the entire range of the Wallowas as well as farther east to the Hells Canyon area and north to the Blue Mountains.

Aneroid can be accessed from the north via the East Fork Wallowa River Trail, from the east via the McCully Creek Trail, and from the south using the Bonny Lakes Trail. A great cross-country jaunt, and a great ski in the winter, takes you along the high ridge to Aneroid from Mount Howard.

According to McArthur and McArthur's Oregon Geographic Names, Aneroid Mountain was named with Aneroid Lake in 1897 when a member of a U.S. Fish Commission survey party used an aneroid barometer to gauge the elevation of the lake.

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