Pyramid Mountain (Clallam County, Washington)

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Pyramid Mountain
Pyramid Peak view from lookout1.JPG
Pyramid Peak summit view in February with Mount Baker in the distance.
Highest point
Elevation 3,100+ft (940+m)  NGVD 29[1]
Prominence 700 ft (210 m) [1]
Coordinates 48°04′29″N 123°48′25″W / 48.0748092°N 123.806866°W / 48.0748092; -123.806866Coordinates: 48°04′29″N 123°48′25″W / 48.0748092°N 123.806866°W / 48.0748092; -123.806866
Geography
Location Clallam County, Washington, U.S.
Parent range Olympic Mountains

Pyramid Mountain is located high above Lake Crescent's north shore.[3] Once known as Sugarloaf Mountain, it received its present name in 1928.[4] It contains the ruins of an old fire lookout at the summit. It dominates the view from Barnes Point and Lake Crescent Lodge. It is accessible by trail from the Spruce Railroad Trail. On a clear day, Mount Baker is visible in the Cascade Range across the Puget Sound.

From the summit, it is easy to see the landslide that blocked Indian Creek and dammed Lake Crescent. Below the landslide is Lake Sutherland and the Indian Creek valley down to the Elwha River.

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View of the landslide that dammed Lake Crescent
Aurora Ridge across Lake Crescent in Feb