Mount Meeker

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Mount Meeker
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Mount Meeker seen from State Highway 7.
Highest point
Elevation 13,916 ft (4,242 m) [2][1]
Prominence 451 ft (137 m) [1]
Isolation 0.73 mi (1.17 km) [1]
Parent peak Longs Peak[1]
Coordinates 40°14′55″N 105°36′18″W / 40.2485958°N 105.6050027°W / 40.2485958; -105.6050027Coordinates: 40°14′55″N 105°36′18″W / 40.2485958°N 105.6050027°W / 40.2485958; -105.6050027[3]
Geography
Mount Meeker is located in Colorado
Mount Meeker
Mount Meeker
Location Rocky Mountain National Park, Boulder County, Colorado, U.S.[3]
Parent range Front Range, Twin Peaks Massif[1]
Topo map USGS 7.5' topographic map
Allenspark, Colorado[3]

Mount Meeker is a high mountain summit of the Twin Peaks Massif in the northern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,916-foot (4,242 m) thirteener is located in the Rocky Mountain National Park Wilderness, 4.8 miles (7.7 km) west by north (bearing 285°) of the community of Allenspark in Boulder County, Colorado, United States.[2][1][3]

Mountain[edit]

Mount Meeker is the second highest summit in Rocky Mountain National Park after its neighbor Longs Peak, 0.7 miles (1.1 km) to the northwest. Due to its location southeast of Longs Peak, Mount Meeker is more visually prominent along much of the northern Front Range Urban Corridor. The peak is considered more difficult to climb, technically, than Longs Peak on certain routes.

Historical names[edit]

A couple of French trappers called Longs Peak and Mount Meeker Les Deux Oreilles (French for "two ears") in 1799.[4][5] The name Mount Meeker was first suggested in 1873 when the Hayden Survey was performed. Present were William Byers, Anna Dickinson, and Ralph Meeker, the son of Nathan Meeker.[6] It was officially named Mount Meeker in 1911.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Mount Meeker, Colorado". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b The elevation of Mount Meeker includes an adjustment of +1.659 m (+5.44 ft) from NGVD 29 to NAVD 88.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Mount Meeker". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved November 6, 2014. 
  4. ^ MacDonald, Dougald (2004). Longs Peak: The Story of Colorado's Favorite Fourteener. Big Earth Publishing. p. 40. ISBN 978-1-56579-497-9. 
  5. ^ Evans, Joseph R. (2010). Death, Despair, and Second Chances in Rocky Mountain National Park. Johnson Books. p. 5. ISBN 978-1-55566-440-4. 
  6. ^ Evans, Joseph R. (2010). Death, Despair, and Second Chances in Rocky Mountain National Park. Johnson Books. p. 7. ISBN 978-1-55566-440-4. 

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