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Little Hamilton Mountain

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Revision as of 04:11, 24 March 2007 by Jeffstatt (Talk | contribs)

"Little Hamilton Mountain" (Jim Sifferle)
Bluffs on Hamilton's southern face as seen from this location (Jeff Statt)
View of Beacon Rock, the Columbia and Nesmith Point (Jeff Statt)



Little Hamilton Mountain is the local name given to the 270 degree viewpoint halfway up Hamilton Mountain. The name was common back in the first half of the 20th century but has fallen out of favor in recent times. Certainly it is not a USGS recongnized name.

This rocky outcrop gives you your first good views of your surroundings on your way up the 'more difficult' trail to the summit of Hamilton Mountain. It is actually quite a worthwhile destination on it's own. Some argue that the view from here is better than the partially obstructed views you get from the summit.

Looking East across the bluffs you'll see Table Mountain and Mount Adams in the distance. Looking upstream on the Columbia, you'll see Bonneville Dam. Looking downward due south is Beacon Rock. Follow your eyes across the river and see Nesmith Point.

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