Whiskey Dick Mountain

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Whiskey Dick Mountain
Wild horse wind turbines.jpg
Wind turbines on Whiskey Dick Mountain
Highest point
Elevation3,873 ft (1,180 m)  NGVD 29[1]
Prominence423 ft (129 m) [1]
Coordinates47°01′30″N 120°13′55″W / 47.0251284°N 120.2320051°W / 47.0251284; -120.2320051Coordinates: 47°01′30″N 120°13′55″W / 47.0251284°N 120.2320051°W / 47.0251284; -120.2320051[2]
Geography
Whiskey Dick Mountain is located in Washington (state)
Whiskey Dick Mountain
Whiskey Dick Mountain
Parent rangeWenatchee Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Whiskey Dick Mountain
Climbing
Easiest routeHike

Whiskey Dick Mountain is located 15 miles (24 km) east of Ellensburg, in Washington state. Within the 28,549-acre (115.53 km2) Whiskey Dick Unit of the L.T. Murray Wildlife Area, it is the highest point on Windy Ridge.[3] The site of the Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility is on its southwest flank. The farm, with 149 wind turbines, is owned by Puget Sound Energy.[4]

Access to land owned or leased by the power company is open to the public for recreational use by permit only.[5] The area provides opportunities for hiking and hunting.[6]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Whiskey Dick Mountain, Washington". Peakbagger.com.
  2. ^ "Whiskey Dick Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  3. ^ "Whiskey Dick Unit". Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
  4. ^ "Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility". Puget Sound Energy.
  5. ^ "Wild Horse Access by written permission program". Puget Sound Energy.
  6. ^ Sykes, Karen (April 21, 2005). "Hike Of The Week: Whiskey Dick's desert ramble can be a blast". Seattle Post-Intelligencer.