Mitchell Peak (Wyoming)

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Mitchell Peak
Mitchell Peak is located in Wyoming
Mitchell Peak
Mitchell Peak
Location in Wyoming
Mitchell Peak is located in the United States
Mitchell Peak
Mitchell Peak
Location in the United States
Highest point
Elevation12,487 ft (3,806 m) [1]
Coordinates42°46′06″N 109°11′54″W / 42.76833°N 109.19833°W / 42.76833; -109.19833Coordinates: 42°46′06″N 109°11′54″W / 42.76833°N 109.19833°W / 42.76833; -109.19833[2]
Geography
LocationFremont and Sublette Counties, Wyoming, U.S.
Parent rangeWind River Range
Topo mapUSGS Lizard Head Peak

Mitchell Peak (12,487 feet (3,806 m)) is located in the southern Wind River Range in the U.S. state of Wyoming. Mitchell Peak is on the southern side of the Cirque of the Towers, a popular climbing area.[3] Mitchell Peak sits along the Continental Divide, less than 1 mi (1.6 km) northwest of Dog Tooth Peak. The peak was named after Finis Mitchell a respected forester and mountain climber of the Wind River Range. In recognition of his many accomplishments, the U.S. Congress named the peak after Mitchell while he was still living.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mitchell Peak, Wyoming". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved March 23, 2014.
  2. ^ "Mitchell Peak". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved March 23, 2014.
  3. ^ Lizard Head Peak, WY (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved March 23, 2014.