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Steamboat Mountain

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Mt. Adams from Steamboat Mountain (bobcat)


Steamboat Mountain is composed of three uplifted layers of Grande Ronde basalts, laid down at sea level between 17.5 and 15 million years ago. The summit of Steamboat Mountain offers views in all directions, from Mount Rainier and Mount Saint Helens and south along the spine of Indian Heaven to Mount Hood. Close at hand are Mount Adams, Goat Rocks and, between the summit and Sawtooth Mountain in Indian Heaven, Mosquito Lake and Twin Buttes.

Four corner blocks are what remain of the timber tower that replaced the 1928 cabin in 1956. The tower stood only for ten years before being torn down. Mountain hemlock and subalpine fir are growing up around the summit area, so you'll need to move around a little to see all the mountain. Take care near the 500-foot east cliff that drops to the quarry below.

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