Three Fingers (Washington)
Three Fingers, view from Smokey Point in winter
|location||Snohomish County , Washington , USA|
|Notch height||1369 m|
The Three Fingers (Eng. "Drei Fingers") are a mountain in Snohomish County in the US state of Washington . With a height of 6,859 ft (2,091 m), it ranks 43rd on the list of tallest mountains in Washington; he is part of the cascade chain . "Three Fingers" refers to the three peaks of the mountain. The Three Fingers is a prominent and memorable geographic point in northern Snohomish County.
The first ascent was made in 1929 by Darrington- based mountaineers Harry Bedal and Harold Engles. The Three Fingers Lookout , a former fire station, was built on the southernmost summit of Bedal, Engels and Frank Benesh and was seasonally staffed between 1933 and 1942. Reportedly, the top 15 ft (5 m) of the southern summit for the hut was blown away, lowering the summit during construction. The station was abandoned and later rebuilt by local mountaineering groups in the 1960s and 1980s. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987, along with other objects in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest .
The mountain is used by recreational climbers. There is a 15 mi (24 km) loop trail that begins at the entry point on the east side of the Mountain Loop Highway .
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- Ron Judd: 9 Years Young: Engles Just Keeps On Climbing . In: The Seattle Times , August 30, 1992. Retrieved June 15, 2016.
- National Register of Historic Places Inventory — Nomination Form: Three Fingers Lookout . National Park Service , 1987 (Retrieved June 15, 2016).
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