Cook Peak

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Cook Peak
Cook Peak is located in Wyoming
Cook Peak
Cook Peak
Yellowstone National Park, Park County, Wyoming
Highest point
Elevation9,754 ft (2,973 m) [1]
Coordinates44°50′34″N 110°34′31″W / 44.84278°N 110.57528°W / 44.84278; -110.57528 (Cook Peak)Coordinates: 44°50′34″N 110°34′31″W / 44.84278°N 110.57528°W / 44.84278; -110.57528 (Cook Peak)[1]
LocationYellowstone National Park, Park County, Wyoming
Parent rangeWashburn Range
Topo mapCook Peak

Cook Peak el. 9,754 feet (2,973 m) is a mountain peak in the Washburn Range of Yellowstone National Park. The peak was named in 1922 by then superintendent Horace Albright to honor of Charles W. Cook, a member of the 1869 Cook–Folsom–Peterson Expedition which explored the Yellowstone park region. 1922 was the 50th anniversary of the park's creation, and Charles Cook, still living in Montana, attended ceremonies in the park. Prior to 1922, the peak had been named Thompson Peak by Philetus Norris in 1880 and Storm Peak by members of the Arnold Hague Geological Surveys in 1885.[2]

Cook Peak namesake, Charles W. Cook


  1. ^ a b "Cook Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-31.
  2. ^ Whittlesey, Lee (1996). Yellowstone Place Names. Gardiner, MT: Wonderland Publishing Company. pp. 73–74. ISBN 1-59971-716-6.

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