CABINET MOUNTAINS

The Cabinet Mountains are covered in the book on pages 51 to 55.


The Cabinet Mountains share many similarities with the Purcell and Selkirk Mountains. The range’s foundation is Precambrian Belt Supergroup rocks, which were carved and shaped by Pleistocene glaciation. Many peaks are high dome-shaped mountains, while a few, like Scotchman Peak, are sharp, sheer-edged summits reminiscent of the North Cascades. Summit elevations range between 6,000 and 7,000 feet; 7,009-foot Scotchman Peak is the highest Cabinet summit.

Use this link to view a list of all Cabinet Mountains peaks covered on this website: Cabinet Mountains peaks.

The Cabinet Crest from Scotchman Peak, looking toward Scotchman No. 2.

The Cabinet Crest from Scotchman Peak, looking toward Scotchman No. 2.

Scotchman Peak's summit block is the most impressive formation in the range.

Scotchman Peak’s summit block is the most impressive formation in the range.

The Cabinet Mountains viewed from Sandpoint across Lake Pend Oreille.

The Cabinet Mountains viewed from Sandpoint across Lake Pend Oreille.

This picture was taken in 1984. The giant clearcut shown is just one of many. It demonstrates the pressures placed on these mountains by resource extractors.

This picture was taken in 1984. The giant clearcut shown is just one of many. It demonstrates the pressures placed on these mountains by resource extractors.

There still are places in the range worth protecting. This is Darling Lake, near Mount Pend Oreille.

There still are places in the range worth protecting. This is Darling Lake, near Mount Pend Oreille.

Mountain Range: Cabinet Mountains

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