Sepulcher Mountain

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Sepulcher Mountain
SepulcherMountainYNP2009.jpg
Sepulcher Mountain, 2009
Highest point
Elevation9,642 ft (2,939 m) [1]
Coordinates44°59′25″N 110°46′01″W / 44.99028°N 110.76694°W / 44.99028; -110.76694Coordinates: 44°59′25″N 110°46′01″W / 44.99028°N 110.76694°W / 44.99028; -110.76694[1]
Geography
Sepulcher Mountain is located in Wyoming
Sepulcher Mountain

Sepulcher Mountain
Northeast Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone National Park, Park County, Wyoming, U.S.
Parent rangeGallatin Range
Topo mapQuadrant Mountain

Sepulcher Mountain el. 9,642 feet (2,939 m) is a moderate mountain peak in northwest Yellowstone National Park halfway between the summit of Electric Peak and Mammoth Hot Springs. The peak was named Sepulcher by Captain John W. Barlow, U.S. Army in 1871 because of its resemblance to a crypt when viewed from Gardiner, Montana.[2]

The summit of Sepulcher Mountain can be reached by a 7.2 miles (11.6 km) trail from the mouth of Clematis Creek at Mammoth Hot Springs.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sepulcher Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-12-27.
  2. ^ Haines, Aubrey L. (1996). Yellowstone Place Names-Mirrors of History. Niwot, Colorado: University of Colorado Press. p. 226. ISBN 0-87081-383-8.
  3. ^ Schneider, Bill (2003). Hiking Yellowstone National Park. Guilford, CT: Falcon Press. pp. 132–134. ISBN 0-7627-2539-7.