Tumalo Mountain

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Tumalo Mountain
Tumalo Mtn from below Mt Bachelor.JPG
Tumalo Mountain seen from below Mount Bachelor
Highest point
Elevation7,779 ft (2,371 m)  NAVD 88[1]
Prominence1,055 ft (322 m) [2]
Coordinates44°00′19″N 121°38′34″W / 44.005365375°N 121.642663669°W / 44.005365375; -121.642663669Coordinates: 44°00′19″N 121°38′34″W / 44.005365375°N 121.642663669°W / 44.005365375; -121.642663669[1]
Geography
LocationDeschutes County, Oregon, U.S.
Parent rangeCascade Range
Topo mapUSGS Broken Top
Geology
Mountain typeShield volcano
Volcanic arcCascade Volcanic Arc
Climbing
Easiest routeTrail hike[3]

Tumalo Mountain is a shield volcano in the Cascade Range of central Oregon, located just northeast of Mount Bachelor across the Cascade Lakes Scenic Byway. Ice Age glaciers carved a large cirque into the northeast flank of the mountain, producing a bowl which is popular with local backcountry skiers. A United States Forest Service fire lookout tower was built on the summit in the 1930s, but abandoned in the 1970s and subsequently removed. A trail to the summit ascends the southwest flank of the volcano.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tumalo Mt". NGS data sheet. U.S. National Geodetic Survey. Retrieved 2008-11-18.
  2. ^ "Tumalo Mountain". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2014-12-30.
  3. ^ "Tumalo Mountain Trail". SummitPost.org. Retrieved 2016-04-26.

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