Hedges Peak

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Hedges Peak
Hedges Peak and Dunraven Peak from Seven Mile Hole Trail.jpg
Hedges Peak (left) and Dunraven Peak (right)
Highest point
Elevation9,669 ft (2,947 m)[1]
Coordinates44°46′39″N 110°28′47″W / 44.77750°N 110.47972°W / 44.77750; -110.47972 (Hedges Peak)Coordinates: 44°46′39″N 110°28′47″W / 44.77750°N 110.47972°W / 44.77750; -110.47972 (Hedges Peak)[1]
Hedges Peak is located in Wyoming
Hedges Peak
Hedges Peak
Yellowstone National Park, Park County, Wyoming
Parent rangeWashburn Range
Topo mapUSGS Mount Washburn

Hedges Peak el. 9,669 feet (2,947 m) is a mountain peak in the Washburn Range in Yellowstone National Park. The peak was named in 1895 by geologist Arnold Hague to honor Cornelius Hedges[2] (1837–1907), a member of the Washburn–Langford–Doane Expedition of 1871 and prominent Montana lawyer. Hedges accounts of the expedition in Helena Daily Herald newspaper contributed to the campaign to create Yellowstone National Park. Prior to 1895 the peak had been named Surprise Peak by geologist J.P. Iddings in 1883.[3]

Hedges Peak's namesake, Cornelius Hedges

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  1. ^ a b "Hedges Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 153.
  3. ^ Whittlesey, Lee (1996). Yellowstone Place Names. Gardiner, MT: Wonderland Publishing Company. pp. 128–29. ISBN 1-59971-716-6.