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Pikers Peak

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

View to Mt. Adams' summit block from Pikers Peak (bobcat)


Pikers Peak is the false summit on the south end of Mount Adams' summit ridge. A boot path usually leads over the gently sloping crest, but you can also cut out some elevation by taking a route below the summit on its western flank.

The peak was so named after an inscription carved on a boulder there by Art Jones, who was in charge of Mount Adams' lookout from 1921 - 1923: "(Aug. 27 1923) You are a piker if you stop on this summit. Don't crab. The mountain was here first. Arthur Jones."

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