Druid Peak

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For the 2014 American film, see Druid Peak (film).
Druid Peak
DruidPeakYNP2010.jpg
January 2010
Highest point
Elevation 9,577 ft (2,919 m) [1]
Coordinates 44°54′16″N 110°10′45″W / 44.90444°N 110.17917°W / 44.90444; -110.17917 (Druid Peak)Coordinates: 44°54′16″N 110°10′45″W / 44.90444°N 110.17917°W / 44.90444; -110.17917 (Druid Peak)[1]
Geography
Location Yellowstone National Park,
Park County, Wyoming, US
Parent range Absaroka Range

Druid Peak (elevation 9,577 feet (2,919 m)) is a moderate domed peak on the southern flank of the Absaroka Range in Yellowstone National Park. The peak lies just north of the Lamar River and Soda Butte Creek confluence at the head of the Lamar Valley. Prior to 1885, this summit was named Soda Hill by members of the Hayden Geological Survey of 1878 and Mount Longfellow or Longfellows' Peak by then park superintendent Philetus Norris in 1880. In 1885, members of the Arnold Hague Geological Survey changed the name to Druid Peak for unknown reasons, but some historians believe it may have been the presence of Stonehenge like rock formations on its eastern face that prompted the name.[2]

Druid Peak is notable for its role in the reintroduction of Wolves into Yellowstone. Rose Creek which flows west from the northern slope of Druid Peak was the site of one of the release pens for the January 1995 release of wolves, the pack to be known as the Rose Creek pack. In January 1996 a second release was made from pens on the slopes of Druid Peak. This pack became known as the Druid Pack.[3][4]

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  1. ^ a b "Druid 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. p. 91. ISBN 1-59971-716-6. 
  3. ^ Phillips, Michael K and Smith Douglas W. (1997). Yellowstone Wolf Project-Biennial Report 1995–96 (PDF) (Report). National Park Service. 
  4. ^ Smith, Douglas W. (1998). Yellowstone Wolf Project—Annual Report 1997 (PDF) (Report). National Park Service.