Tom Dick and Harry Mountain

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Tom Dick and Harry Mountain
Tom Dick and Harry Mountain is located in Oregon
Tom Dick and Harry Mountain
Tom Dick and Harry Mountain
Clackamas County, Oregon, U.S.
Elevation 5,066 ft (1,544 m)[1]
Prominence 1,146 ft (349 m)[1]
Location
Coordinates 45°17′24″N 121°47′29″W / 45.290019472°N 121.791344747°W / 45.290019472; -121.791344747Coordinates: 45°17′24″N 121°47′29″W / 45.290019472°N 121.791344747°W / 45.290019472; -121.791344747[2]
Topo map USGS Government Camp

Tom Dick and Harry Mountain is a two-mile-long volcanic mountain in Clackamas County in the U.S. state of Oregon.[3] It is located 7.2 miles (11.6 km) southwest of Mount Hood, 1.9 miles (3.1 km) west-southwest of Government Camp between the Zigzag River and Still Creek, south of Zigzag Mountain. Because of its proximity to Mount Hood, it is considered a foothill.

The mountain is named for its three distinct peaks along the summit, forming the cirque that is now part of the Mount Hood Skibowl ski resort.[4] The highest peak is 5,066 feet (1,544 m) above sea level. The name was in use as early as 1897, according to Elijah "Lige" Coalman, the namesake of Coalman Glacier.[4] The mountain has also been called "Tom Dick Mountain" in the past, although the Board on Geographic Names officially decided in favor of including "Harry" in 1969 making it a play on phrase "Tom, Dick and Harry."[3]

Mirror Lake, a popular hiking destination, is located on the north side of the mountain.

Both Tom Dick and Harry Mountain and Zigzag Mountain are capped by Pliocene andesite and basalt.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tom Dick and Harry Mountain, Oregon". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2008-12-21. 
  2. ^ "Tom Dick Lookout House". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2008-11-00. 
  3. ^ a b "Tom Dick and Harry Mountain". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  4. ^ a b McArthur, Lewis A.; Lewis L. McArthur (1974) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (4th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. p. 734. ISBN 0-87595-038-8. 
  5. ^ "Mount Hood, Oregon". USGS/Cascades Volcano Observatory. Retrieved 2008-05-01.