• Mountains

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    oco
    Published on 03-29-2011 08:52 AM
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    2. Mountains
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    At 11,358 feet, Eagle Peak is the highest point in Yellowstone National Park. It was given its name in 1885 by geologist Arnold Hague, the member of the U.S. Geological Survey assigned to Yellowstone Park, who thought it resembled an eagle with its wings spread. Its latitude is N44.320263º and its longitude is W110.026272º. It is visible from the East Entrance to the park and along the East Entrance Road. Trails near Eagle Peak include Rampart Pass, Ishawooa Pass, Sheep Mesa Trail, Kitty Creek Trail, Eagle Creek Trail and Two Ocean Plateau. The ...
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    oco
    Published on 02-09-2011 05:47 PM
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    2. Hiking,
    3. Wildlife,
    4. Mountains
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    Washburn Mountain is one of the most enjoyable places in Yellowstone Park. From the summit, 10,223 feet high, hikers can see a spectacular 360 degree panorama of the whole park, the Grand Teton Mountains, Mount Holmes and even Old Faithful’s eruptions during clear weather. Mount Washburn Trail provides wonderful views of scenery, wildflowers and animals. A variety of life is seen in 5 life zones, from the Upper Sonoran zone at the foot of the mountain through the Canadian, Hudsonian, and Sub-Alpine zone to the Alpine zone ...
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