AKA Mt. McLoughlin. This sentinel of the Southern Oregon Cascades was called Snowy Butte by the early explorers and settlers of the Rogue River region in the early-1800s. The landmark is to Southern Oregon what Mt. Hood is to Portland and Mt. Shasta to Northern California. It was assigned many names over the years--Mount Pitt (after the Pit River), Big Butte, M'laiksini Yaina (Klamath Indians), Malsi (Takelma Indians), and Snowy Butte--before Mt. McLoughlin stuck.