Three Fingers, viewed from Smokey Point in wintertime
|Elevation||6,858 ft (2,090 m)|
|Prominence||4,490 ft (1,369 m)|
|Isolation||12.8 mi (20.6 km)|
|Parent range||Cascade Range|
|Topo map||Whitehorse Mountain|
The Three Fingers is a mountain which is located in Snohomish County, Washington. At a height of 6,859 feet (2,091 m), it is the 12th most prominent peak of the state, and is also part of the Cascade Range."Three Fingers" refers to the mountain's three summits. The Three Fingers is a prominent and recognizable landmark in northern Snohomish County.
The first ascent of the mountain came in 1929, by Darrington-based mountaineers Harry Bedal and Harold Engles. 15 feet (4.6 m) of the southern peak was blasted for the cabin, lowering the mountain's height in the process. It was abandoned and later rebuilt by local mountaineering groups in the 1960s and 1980s. The lookout was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987, alongside other structures in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.A fire lookout was built on the southernmost peak by Bedal, Engels, and Frank Benesh, and was seasonally staffed from 1933 until 1942. Supposedly, the top
The mountain is used for recreational climbing, with a 15-mile-long (24 km) round-trip trail originating on the east side at a trailhead on the Mountain Loop Highway.
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Slate Peak is a 7,440-foot (2,270-metre) mountain summit located on the shared border between Okanogan County and Whatcom County in Washington state. It is part of the Okanogan Range, which is a sub-range of the North Cascades. The mountain is situated 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Mazama, on the boundary line of the Pasayten Wilderness, on land managed by Okanogan National Forest. The peak has the distinction of having the highest road in Washington, as well as the highest fire lookout. Although the narrow one-lane white-knuckle road reaches the summit of the mountain, the Forest Service gated it to vehicles, which necessitates walking the final few hundred yards. Additionally, the Pacific Crest Trail traverses the west slope of the peak, and the West Fork Pasayten Trail traverses the eastern slope. The nearest higher peak is Devils Peak, 2.57 miles (4.14 km) to the north. Precipitation runoff from Slate Peak drains east into Pasayten River, or west into Slate Creek, which is in the Skagit River drainage basin.
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