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Morning sun burns away the mist on a windy morning atop Steptoe Butte. Steptoe Butte stands tall above the Palouse in Washington State. Steptoe Butte is a quartzite island jutting up from sediment left by the ice age Missoula flood that formed the Palouse. Cow Parsnip often flanks bordering roads in spring.