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Northern Blue Mountains

Range TypeGeographically-defined sub-range
Highest PointOregon Butte (6387 ft/1947 m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesWashington (57%), Oregon (43%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area6,073 sq mi / 15,730 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent96 mi / 154 km North-South
124 mi / 199 km East-West
Center Lat/Long45° 60' N; 118° 12' W
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Map of Northern Blue Mountains
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Northern Blue Mountains.
Blue MountainsLevel 4 (Parent)
         Northern Blue MountainsLevel 5
         Southern Blue MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)
         Southeast Blue MountainsLevel 5 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Northern Blue Mountains

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange6
1.Oregon Butte63871947 
2.Diamond Peak63791944 
3.Mount Misery63661940 
4.West Diamond Peak6360+1939+ 
5.West Butte62921918 
6.Table Rock62501905 
7.Misery62231897 
8.Ray Ridge61801884 
9.Mount Emily61101862 
10.Peak 596959691819 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Northern Blue Mountains

Oregon Butte
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Oregon Butte, WA (2014-08-31). Photo by Cindy Lin.
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Diamond Peak
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Yes, yet another newer transmission structure on top of a WA CoHP. This time, Diamond Peak (2015-06-13). Photo by Jobe Wymore.
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West Butte
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West Butte as viewed from the top of Oregon Butte (2015-06-13). Photo by Jobe Wymore.
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Ray Ridge
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Has someone gone out of their way to put transmission equipment next to every WA CoHP? Similar structure on nearby Diamond Peak (2015-06-13). Photo by Jobe Wymore.
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Little Turkey Tail
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Summit cairn atop the mighty(!) Little Turkey Tail (2015-06-13). Photo by Jobe Wymore.
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Fuzzy Butte
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Up close and personal with Fuzzy Butte (2015-06-13). Photo by Jobe Wymore.
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Lewis Peak
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Lucky me! The (unreported) off-&-on occupied cabin that sits right under the highest point in Walla Walla County. (2015-05-09). Photo by Jobe Wymore.
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