Hart Mountain

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For the peak in Manitoba, Canada, see Hart Mountain (Manitoba).
Hart Mountain
Hart Mountain, Lake County, Oregon.jpg
West face of Hart Mountain
Elevation 8,017 ft (2,444 m)
Prominence 3,600 ft (1,097 m)
Location
Hart Mountain is located in Oregon
Hart Mountain
Hart Mountain
Lake County, Oregon,
United States
Coordinates 42°27′35″N 119°44′29″W / 42.459654°N 119.741381°W / 42.459654; -119.741381Coordinates: 42°27′35″N 119°44′29″W / 42.459654°N 119.741381°W / 42.459654; -119.741381
Topo map USGS Warner Peak and
USGS Hart Lake

Hart Mountain is a fault-block mountain, in Lake County, Oregon, US. It lies about 30 miles (48 km) to the east of Lakeview.

It is sometimes confused with a mountain range, but is more properly described as one mountain. The two highest peaks are Warner Peak and Hart Peak. Warner Peak is located at 42°27′35″N 119°44′29″W / 42.459654°N 119.741381°W / 42.459654; -119.741381 (Warner Peak). It is the highest point on the mountain, at 8,017 feet (2,444 m) above sea level.[1] Hart Peak is 7,724 feet (2,354 m)and is located at 42°24′49″N 119°48′03″W / 42.413673°N 119.800883°W / 42.413673; -119.800883 (Hart Peak).[2]

Hart Mountain is named for the heart-shaped brand used by the pioneer ranchers Henry C. Wilson and his son-in-law C.G. Alexander. Their ranch was located in the Warner Valley at the base of Hart Mountain.[3]

The top of the mountain is part of the Hart Mountain National Antelope Refuge, with pronghorn antelope and bighorn sheep. At the western base of the mountain lies the Warner Wetlands ACEC, a reserve managed my the Bureau of Land Management and home to waterfowl and other wildlife. A trail leads half a mile into the wetlands to a hide.


View from Hart Mountain

Hart Mountain NAR general reference map

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Warner Peak". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2009-01-17. 
  2. ^ "Hart Peak". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2009-01-17. 
  3. ^ McArthur, Lewis A. and Lewis L. McArthur, "Hart Mountain", Oregon Geographic Names (Seventh Edition), Oregon Historical Society Press, Portland, Oregon, 2003, p. 449, ISBN 978-0-87595-277-2.