Hilgard Peak

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Hilgard Peak
Hilgard Peak.jpg
Hilgard Peak appears as a sharp horn in between the two black mountains.
Highest point
Elevation 11,316 ft (3,449 m) [1]
Prominence 4,063 ft (1,238 m) [1]
Coordinates 44°54′59″N 111°27′38″W / 44.91639°N 111.46056°W / 44.91639; -111.46056Coordinates: 44°54′59″N 111°27′38″W / 44.91639°N 111.46056°W / 44.91639; -111.46056
Location Madison County, Montana, U.S.
Parent range Madison Range
Topo map USGS Hilgard Peak, MT

Hilgard Peak is the tallest mountain in the Madison Range in the U.S. state of Montana. The summit is located in a remote section of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness within the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest.[2] The peak was first climbed in 1948.[3] The peak was named for E. W. Hilgard, a geology professor who served on the Hayden Expedition during its exploration of the Yellowstone area.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "Hilgard Peak, Montana". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2010-02-28. 
  2. ^ "Hilgard Peak, Montana" (Map). TopoQuest (USGS Quads). Retrieved 2010-02-28. 
  3. ^ "Hilgard Peak". SummitPost.org. Retrieved 2010-02-28. 
  4. ^ "Hilgard Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-09-18. 

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