Mount Howard (Oregon)

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Mount Howard
Mount Howard, Oregon.jpg
North side of Mount Howard
Highest point
Elevation 8,261 ft (2,518 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 136 ft (41 m) [1]
Coordinates 45°15′40″N 117°10′44″W / 45.2609873°N 117.178778°W / 45.2609873; -117.178778Coordinates: 45°15′40″N 117°10′44″W / 45.2609873°N 117.178778°W / 45.2609873; -117.178778[2]
Geography
Mount Howard is located in Oregon
Mount Howard
Mount Howard
Location in Oregon
Location Wallowa County, Oregon, U.S.
Parent range Wallowa Mountains
Topo map USGS Joseph
Designated June 2016

Mount Howard is located in the Wallowa region of northeast Oregon. The mountain is home to Wallowa Lake Tramway, the steepest tram in North America. At the top of the mountain, there is a restaurant called the Summit Grill and Alpine Patio. Mount Howard was named for Civil War general Oliver O. Howard.

The 1,084-acre (4.39 km2) Mount Howard-East Peak area was designated as a National Natural Landmark in June 2016, in recognition of its botanically diverse montane grassland habitats and populations of endemic and rare plant species.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Mount Howard, Oregon". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2009-06-08. 
  2. ^ "Mount Howard". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-03-31. 
  3. ^ "Mount Howard-East Peak". National Natural Landmarks. National Park Service. Retrieved November 19, 2016. 

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