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Sacaquawea and Papoose Rocks

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Table Mountain summit, with Sacaquawea and Papoose Rocks at the far right of the ridge line. Photo taken from Carpenters Lake (Jeff Statt)
Close up on the formation also known as "Rabbit Ears" and "Twin Chiefs" (Jeff Statt)


Sacaquawea Rock is a distinguishing butte at the end of distinctive ridge following southwest from summit of Table Mountain, named for the Native American guide that aided Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery on their first expedition through the Columbia River Gorge. Papoose Rock is harder to see from some vantage points and is somewhat an extension of Sacaquawea. As the name suggests, "Papoose" is named in honor the Sacaquawea's infant child.

The names Sacaquawea and Papoose are firmly established, as this is how the formation is labeled on USGS maps. However, locals and long-time hikers know them as the Two Chiefs or Rabbit Ears.

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