The High Desert of Central Oregon is home to many buttes.
Unfamiliar with this term?
noun~Chiefly Western U.S.
A hill that rises abruptly from the surrounding area and has sloping sides and a flat top.
Gray's Butte (the tallest one)
Hmmm...I don't really notice a flat top...
It is, nonetheless, a very important butte....
the tower we get our internet signal from is on the very top!
Doesn't have much of a flat top either...
but it does rise abruptly from the surrounding area
and have sloping sides.
Still confused? Maybe this will help...
a butte is smaller than a mesa.
There ya go.