Virtual Guidebook to Washington East of the Cascades
Steptoe Butte
in the Palouse south of Spokane Washington


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Steptoe Butte rises abruptly above the rolling landscape of the Palouse, Steptoe Butte State Park

(July 9, 2003)


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West from Steptoe Butte, a quartzite remnant surrounded by loess-mantled basalt flows, Steptoe Butte State Park

(July 9, 2003)


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Looking east from Steptoe Butte, like an island in the Palouse, Steptoe Butte State Park

(July 9, 2003)


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Halfway up the south slope of Steptoe Butte, haven for native species of the Palouse, Steptoe Butte State Park

(July 9, 2003)


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