Summit from the south
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The Mount Washburn is a Yellowstone National Park .high mountain in the
Mount Washburn is about 10 km north of Canyon Village and 20 km south of Tower-Roosevelt, east over Dunraven Pass. Its summit can be reached from different directions via several hiking trails.
The mountain was first described by the Washburn-Langford-Doane Expedition in 1870 . It was named after Henry Dana Washburn , the leader of this first systematic expedition to the Yellowstone area. Due to its exposed location, it soon developed into a popular excursion destination after the national park was founded. A building that serves as a forest fire observation post has also been erected on its summit. During the New Deal , the current building was built in 1939-40 as part of the Civilian Conservation Corps . On the ground floor there is now a small visitor center with information about the geology and ecology of the area, above which there is a publicly accessible viewing platform. The upper floors are still a fire observation post manned around the clock during the forest fire season.
- Mount Washburn on Peakbagger.com (English)
- Official site of the Yellowstone Park (English)
- Webcam Mt.Washburn (English)