Squak Mountain facts for kids
Squak Mountain (Southeast and Central Peaks) as seen from Poo Poo Point (east)
|Elevation||2,028 ft (618 m)|
|Prominence||1,689 ft (515 m)|
|Location||King County, Washington, U.S.|
|Parent range||Issaquah Alps|
Squak Mountain is the second most westerly mountain of the Issaquah Alps mountain chain in Washington state. It is situated between Cougar Mountain to the west and Tiger Mountain to the east. Interstate 90 parallels the base of the north side of the mountain. Much of the Squak Mountain watershed drains into Lake Sammamish. Most of the mountain is protected by Squak Mountain State Park and the Cougar/Squak and Squak/Tiger Corridors of King County.
The name "Squak" comes from the Southern Lushootseed placename /sqʷásxʷ/, which is also the source of the name Issaquah Creek and the city of Issaquah.
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Trientalis latifolia (Broadleaf Starflower) is a perennial herb found on Squak Mountain.
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