The Thunderer (Wyoming)

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The Thunderer
From Soda Butte
Highest point
Elevation 10,558 ft (3,218 m) [1]
Prominence 1714 [1]
Coordinates 44°54′12″N 110°03′24″W / 44.90333°N 110.05667°W / 44.90333; -110.05667Coordinates: 44°54′12″N 110°03′24″W / 44.90333°N 110.05667°W / 44.90333; -110.05667[2]
Location Yellowstone National Park,
Park County, Wyoming, US
Parent range Absaroka Range
Topo map Abiathar Peak

The Thunderer el. 10,558 feet (3,218 m) is a mountain peak in the northeast section of Yellowstone National Park in the Absaroka Range. The Thunderer, named by members of the Arnold Hague Geological Survey of 1885 for it propensity to attract thunderstorms is a long high ridge just north of Mount Norris. Prior to 1885, the peak was considered just a high ridge extending north from Mount Norris.[3] The Thunderer is easily visible from the northeast entrance road as it passes up the Soda Butte Creek canyon.

The north end of the ridge can be reached via the 7.4 miles (11.9 km) Thunderer Cutoff Trail. The trailhead is located just opposite the Pebble Creek Campground on the northeast entrance road. This trail passes through Chaw Pass to connect with the Cache Creek trail which parallels the southeast face of The Thunderer ridge.[4]

The Thunderer at left Mount Norris at right

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  1. ^ a b "The Thunderer, Wyoming". Retrieved May 4, 2018. 
  2. ^ "The Thunderer". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-01-31. 
  3. ^ Whittlesey, Lee (1996). Yellowstone Place Names. Gardiner, MT: Wonderland Publishing Company. p. 250. ISBN 1-59971-716-6. 
  4. ^ Schneider, Bill (2003). Hiking Yellowstone National Park. Guilford, CT: Falcon Press. pp. 161–163. ISBN 0-7627-2539-7.