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Gannett Peak

mountain in the Wind River Range and the highest point (13,804 feet [4,207 metres]) in Wyoming, U.S. Located 50 miles (80 km) northwest of Lander on the crest of the Continental Divide, it rises from ice fields within the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Its northern face is draped by the Gannett Glacier and its eastern by the Gooseneck Glacier, which spreads over to the Dinwoody Glacier. The mountain, which was first climbed by Captain Benjamin Bonneville in 1833, was named in 1906 for the geographer Henry Gannett, a member of the early Hayden Surveys of Wyoming and of the U.S. Geological Survey (1882-1914).

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