Weird Place Names
Whiskey Dick Mountain
Whiskey Dick Mountain is located 15 miles (24 km) east of Ellensburg, in Washington state. It is in the, 28,549 acre (11,553 ha), Whiskey Dick Unit of the L.T. Murray Wildlife Area. It is the highest point on Windy Ridge and the site of the Wild Horse Wind and Solar Facility. The farm, with 149 wind turbines, is owned by Puget Sound Energy.Access to land owned or leased by the power company is open to the public for recreational use by permit only. The area, characterized by sagebrush steppe and rocky outcroppings, provides opportunities for hiking and hunting.