Hilgard Peak

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Hilgard Peak
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Hilgard Peak appears as a sharp horn in between the two dark forested peaks
Highest point
Elevation 11,321 ft (3,451 m) [1]
Prominence 4,063 ft (1,238 m) [1]
Coordinates 44°54′59″N111°27′38″W / 44.91639°N 111.46056°W / 44.91639; -111.46056 Coordinates: 44°54′59″N111°27′38″W / 44.91639°N 111.46056°W / 44.91639; -111.46056
Geography
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Hilgard Peak
Location in Montana
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Hilgard Peak
Location in the United States
Location Madison County, Montana, U.S.
Parent range Madison Range
Topo map USGS Hilgard Peak, MT
Climbing
Easiest route Scramble

Hilgard Peak (11,321 feet (3,451 m)) 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]

Madison Range mountain range located in the Rocky Mountains of Montana and Idaho, U.S.

The Madison Range is a mountain range located in the Rocky Mountains of Montana and Idaho in the United States. The range was named in honor of future President of the United States, then U.S. Secretary of State James Madison by Meriwether Lewis as the Lewis and Clark Expedition travelled through Montana in 1805. The range extends 80 miles (130 km) from West Yellowstone, Montana to Bozeman, Montana and is flanked by the Madison River on the west and the Gallatin River to the east. The highest point in the range is Hilgard Peak at 11,316 ft (3,449 m), a remote peak that wasn't climbed until 1948.

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References

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  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.