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At 9,675 feet, Petes Point is the fifth highest named mountain in the Wallowa Range. It forms a massive east-opening horseshoe that opens on the high alpine plateau at Tenderfoot Pass and forms the northern anchor of the extensive Wallowa/Imnaha divide. Due to old moraine deposits, the east opening of the mountain drains into the North Fork Imnaha. The impressive north wall rises above Jewett Lake and the headwaters of the East Fork Wallowa River and the extensive scree slopes of the west side fall into the West Fork Wallowa River. This area is included in the Eagle Cap Wilderness of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

Geologically the mountain is a complex mix primarily of the sedimentary Hurwal and Martin Bridge formations. Columbia basalts flowed across these formations and can now be found on the many of the northern mountain tops after extensive uplifting. On Petes Point the dark basalt is mostly on the northwest portion of the mountain.

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At 9,675 feet, Petes Point is the fifth highest named mountain in the Wallowa Range. It forms a massive east-opening horseshoe that opens on the high alpine plateau at Tenderfoot Pass and forms the northern anchor of the extensive Wallowa/Imnaha divide. Due to old moraine deposits, the east opening of the mountain drains into the North Fork Imnaha. The impressive north wall rises above Jewett Lake and the headwaters of the East Fork Wallowa River and the extensive scree slopes of the west side fall into the West Fork Wallowa River. This area is included in the Eagle Cap Wilderness of the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.<br />
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Geologically the mountain is a complex mix primarily of the sedimentary Hurwal and Martin Bridge formations. Columbia basalts flowed across these formations and can now be found on the many of the northern mountain tops after extensive uplifting. On Petes Point the dark basalt is mostly on the northwest portion of the mountain.<br />
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-- Summitpost.org / MRH