Steptoe Butte would seem to be a proper subject or choice to recall Horace Sykes love for the Butte and its views and his frequent return to it. This is the third to the last of the 500 Sykes Kodachromes, which is flawed by number for we have sometimes included more than one examples of his photograpy on a given day. But for the sake of ceremony we will stand by 500 as the number of days we have given place to Sykes and his pictures. This view, I think, looks west toward the cascades which are not seen because of clouds. Steptoe Davis had a powerful telescope in a box observatory on the roof of his hotel at the top of the Butte, and looking at Mt. Rainier and some others was one of the thrills of climbing the butte to visit the hotel.

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