Striped Peak

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Striped Peak
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Highest point
Elevation 1,166 ft (355 m)  NGVD 29[1]
Prominence 966 ft (294 m) [1]
Coordinates 48°09′23″N 123°41′05″W / 48.1564774°N 123.68464°W / 48.1564774; -123.68464Coordinates: 48°09′23″N 123°41′05″W / 48.1564774°N 123.68464°W / 48.1564774; -123.68464[2]
Geography
Location Clallam County, Washington, U.S.
Parent range Olympic Mountains
Climbing
Easiest route Hike

Striped Peak is a mountain located approximately 12 miles (19 km) west of Port Angeles, Washington. It is located directly off the Strait of Juan de Fuca and rises to 1,166 feet (355 m). The mountain used to be part of Camp Hayden, there are still accessible bunkers located on the mountain. To the east is located Freshwater Bay and to the west Crescent Bay. Also located to west is the Salt Creek Recreation Area and Tongue Point.

Striped Peak was named in 1846 by the British naval surveyor Henry Kellett due to a "landslip occurring down its face" (no longer visible).[3]

Striped Peak has a variety of trails and roads that one can use to access points on the mountain. There a number of viewpoints which offer spectacular views of the strait, Victoria, British Columbia, Vancouver Island, Sooke, British Columbia, and surrounding coast and hills.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Striped Peak, Washington". Peakbagger.com. 
  2. ^ "Striped Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  3. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 16. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6. 
View of Crescent Bay from near summit