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Abercrombie Mountain

Abercrombie Mountain
Abercrombie Mountain as seen from the ridge to Hooknose Mountain
Highest point
Elevation7,310 ft (2,228 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence5,168 ft (1,575 m)[2]
Coordinates48°55′42″N 117°27′36″W / 48.928316022°N 117.460060439°W / 48.928316022; -117.460060439[1]
Abercrombie Mountain is located in Washington (state)
Abercrombie Mountain
Abercrombie Mountain
Washington, U.S.
LocationStevens County, Washington, U.S.
Parent rangeSelkirk Mountains
Topo mapUSGS Newport

Abercrombie Mountain is a tall peak in the Selkirk Mountains of northeast Washington located within the Colville National Forest. At 7,310 feet (2,228 m) in elevation,[1] it is the highest point in Stevens County, and the second highest peak in eastern Washington. Gypsy Peak, within the Salmo-Priest Wilderness is at least 10 feet (3.0 m) taller.[3] With a prominence of 5,168 feet (1,575 m), Abercrombie Mountain is one of the ultra prominent peaks in the United States, and is the 7th most prominent peak in the state of Washington.[2][4]

Abercrombie Peak was named for Lieutenant William R. Abercrombie, who explored the nearby Pend Oreille River in 1879 and 1883.[5]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "Baldy". NGS Data Sheet. National Geodetic Survey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States Department of Commerce.
  2. ^ a b "Abercrombie Mountain, Washington".
  3. ^ "Gypsy Peak".
  4. ^ Howbert, Jeff. "All Washington Peaks with 2000 Feet of Prominence". Retrieved 2010-01-04.
  5. ^ Majors, Harry M. (1975). Exploring Washington. Van Winkle Publishing Co. p. 60. ISBN 978-0-918664-00-6.

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