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No mail on the butte


September 9, 2021

Roger Harnack | The Gazette

A mailbox sits empty, except for a spider web, high atop Steptoe Butte. At 3,612 feet in elevation, the butte offers views of Steptoe, Oakesdale, Garfield, and other nearby areas. Before COVID-19 shutdowns, visitors sometimes placed outgoing mail in the box. Situated inside Steptoe Butte State Park off Hume Road, the peak is a great vantage point to see the contour lines and color of the Palouse.

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