Battle Ax

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Battle Ax
Battle Ax is located in Oregon
Battle Ax
Battle Ax
Location in Oregon
Highest point
Elevation 5,566 ft (1,697 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 1,018 ft (310 m) [2]
Coordinates 44°49′36″N 122°08′23″W / 44.826610442°N 122.139590469°W / 44.826610442; -122.139590469Coordinates: 44°49′36″N 122°08′23″W / 44.826610442°N 122.139590469°W / 44.826610442; -122.139590469
Location Marion County, Oregon, U.S.
Parent range Cascades
Topo map USGS Battle Ax
Age of rock 1 to 2 million years
Mountain type Shield volcano
Volcanic arc Cascade Volcanic Arc
Easiest route Trail hike[3]

Battle Ax[4] is a shield volcano in the West Cascade Range of Oregon. The shield is mostly made of andesite.[5] The summit, which can be reached via the Battle Ax Mountain trail,[3] marks the boundary between the Mount Hood National Forest and the Willamette National Forest as well as the boundary between the Opal Creek Wilderness and the Bull of the Woods Wilderness.[2]

Battle Ax was supposedly named after the variety of chewing tobacco used by a local logger.[6][7]

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  1. ^ a b "Battle Ax". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2008-03-31. 
  2. ^ a b "Battle Ax, Oregon". Retrieved 2012-12-20. 
  3. ^ a b "Battle Ax Mountain Trail #3340". Willamette National Forest, USDA Forest Service. Retrieved 2008-03-26. 
  4. ^ "Battle Ax". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-11-07. 
  5. ^ "Battle Ax Mountain, Oregon". Volcano World. Oregon State University. Archived from the original on 2013-03-31. Retrieved 2008-11-12. 
  6. ^ Reed, Ione (December 25, 1971). "What, Indeed, Is in a Name?". Eugene Register-Guard. p. 8. Retrieved 2015-04-30. 
  7. ^ McArthur, Lewis A.; McArthur, Lewis L. (2003) [1928]. Oregon Geographic Names (7th ed.). Portland, Oregon: Oregon Historical Society Press. pp. 57–58. ISBN 978-0875952772. 

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