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Mount Washburn, Yellowstone National Park

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Mount Washburn, elevation, is a prominent mountain peak in the Washburn Range in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. The peak was named in 1870 to honor Henry D. Washburn, leader of the Washburn–Langford–Doane Expedition. The Washburn Range is one of two mountains ranges completely within the boundaries of Yellowstone.HistoryOn August 29, 1870, members of the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition ascended the peak they named Mount Washburn after their expedition leader, Henry D. Washburn. A portion of Lt.Gustavus Cheyney Doane's description is quoted below:"Mount Washburn became a very popular tourist attraction early in the park's history. Many tourist accounts tell of a trip to the summit of Mount Washburn. In 1879, Mrs. Elizabeth D. Wickes of Boulder, Montana, in a party of eight men and five ladies, spent six weeks touring the park. Her account of Mount Washburn follows:In 1914, two years before automobiles were allowed in Yellowstone, noted author Elbert Hubbard and his wife Alice spent two weeks touring Yellowstone. In a short article written after the trip--A Little Journey to the Yellowstone Hubbard described his visit to Mount Washburn.Mount Washburn trailsViews from the summit include much of the northern section of Yellowstone National Park and on clear days, the Teton Range is also visible. The mountain trails are some of the most frequented in the park, so summer hikes can be crowded. With an altitude gain of 1,393 feet (424 m) in 3 miles (4.8 km), the hike from Dunraven Pass to the summit is moderate. Another trail which climbs 1,491 feet (454 m) in only 2.25 miles (3.6 km) starts from the Chittenden parking area.
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  • The landscape of Yellowstone National Park is overall very varied, a great example is the mount Washburn. Unfortunately, he has probably one or more forest fires behind them. We have unfortunately seen no animals.
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  • 此景點為黃石公園內一個可以居高臨下..極目遠眺的地方..開著車一路上升直到附近的制高點..放眼望去..真的是令人心曠神怡  more »
  • Just before the dunraven Pass decided to drive up. This is good to do for any type of car. Top beautiful photos. What a view!
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