Forellen Peak

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Forellen Peak
Highest point
Elevation 9,772 ft (2,979 m) [1]
Prominence 892 [1]
Coordinates 44°00′32″N 110°49′46″W / 44.00889°N 110.82944°W / 44.00889; -110.82944Coordinates: 44°00′32″N 110°49′46″W / 44.00889°N 110.82944°W / 44.00889; -110.82944[2]
Naming
Translation Trouts Peak (German)
Geography
Location Grand Teton National Park, Teton County, Wyoming, U.S.
Parent range Teton Range
Topo map USGS Survey Peak
Climbing
Easiest route Hike

Forellen Peak (9,772 feet (2,979 m), Forellen is German and means Trouts) is located in the Teton Range, Grand Teton National Park, in the U.S. state of Wyoming.[3] The peak is in the northern section of the range, and rises abruptly more than 2,500 feet (760 m) above Owl Creek. Unlike the more impressive sections of the Teton Range to the south, Forellen Peak is subdued and the hike to the summit from the north is nontechnical, yet requires many miles of off-trail hiking. Access is best via the Berry Creek trail which can be reached by hiking south from the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway or by boat across the northern end of Jackson Lake.

Forellen is a German word meaning "trout".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Forellen Peak, Wyoming". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  2. ^ "Forellen Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  3. ^ Survey Peak, WY (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved 2011-05-28. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 128.