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 Absaroka Range. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
The range divide forms E boundary of Yellowstone Natl.
Park, and is the source of tributaries of the Bighorn and the Yellowstone rivers; it includes Absaroka Natl.
Park, and Ishawooa Pass (9,870 ft/3,008 m), 10 mi/16 km E of park, cross range in Wyo. Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area covers most of Mont. part of range.
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 Facts about topic: (Absaroka Range)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
An Absaroka sub-range in the north, the Beartooth Mountains, includes Granite Peak (additional info and facts about Granite Peak), at 12,799 ft (3,901 m) the highest point in Montana.
The range is drained by the Yellowstone River (A tributary of the Missouri River that flows through the Yellowstone National Park) and various tributaries, including the Bighorn River (A river that flows from central Wyoming to the Yellowstone River in southern Montana).
USS Absaroka (additional info and facts about USS Absaroka) was named after this mountain range.
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 Absaroka Range --  Encyclopædia Britannica
In the Absaroka Range is Granite Peak, the highest point in the state at 12,799 feet (3,901 meters).
It follows the Absaroka Range in the north, the Wind River Range in the center, and the Sierra Madre in the south.
In the north are the chief ranges of the Middle Rockies—the Absaroka and Bighorn mountains.
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 Big Horn Mountains - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Big Horn Mountains are a mountain range in northern Wyoming and southern Montana in the United States, forming a northwest-trending spur from the Rocky Mountains extending approximately 200 miles (320 km) northward on the Great Plains.
They are separated from the Absaroka Range, which lie on the main branch of the Rockies in western Wyoming, by the Bighorn Basin.
The range is the location of the headwaters of the Little Bighorn, Tongue, and Powder rivers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bighorn_Mountains   (369 words)

 TerraTopo Hiking Map of the Absaroka Beartooths in Montana
This wilderness area was named for two mountain ranges: The Beartooth area occupies the eastern part of the wilderness, and the Absaroka area makes up the western part of the wilderness.
The Absaroka Mountains are dominated by stratified volcanic rock formations which have been eroded by glaciers and rivers.
The peaks in the Absarokas are not as high as those in the Beartooths but are still beautiful.
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 SummitPost.org - Francs Peak Climbing Information
In addition to reigning over the Absaroka Range and the Big Horn Basin, the expansive view from its summit includes the highpoints of Wyoming's other 13er ranges - Big Horn, Wind River, Teton, as well as Montana's highpoint.
Absaroka (pronounced 'ab-SOR-kuh') is from the Crow indian word for themselves and translates to 'Sparrowhawk People'.
The are bounded by the Beartooth Range and Bighorn Basin to the north and east, the Wind River Basin and Jackson Hole to the south and the Yellowstone Plateau to the west.
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 Absaroka Beartooth Wilderness
Not to be confused with the vast Absaroka Range of Wyoming, which lies to the east and southeast of Yellowstone, Montana's Absaroka are quite different -- a generally non-volcanic range, composed of a variety of rocks.
This rugged mountain range is also part of the great Absaroka/Beartooth Wilderness -- though it is little-traveled compared to the Beartooth Mountains which rise immediately adjacent to the east of the Absaroka.
Peaks of the Absaroka in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness
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 Wyoming Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
The Absaroka Range extends from southern Montana west to Yellowstone and Teton National Parks and south to the Wind River Range of Wyoming.
The land status patchwork on the edges of the Absaroka Range is the buffer areas for elk and other wildlife of the Absaroka Range and the millions of contiguous acres beyond.
The Absaroka Conservation Initiative is a collaborative effort by various individuals and groups to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, and their habitat, and to maintain traditional open space land uses.
www.wyormef.org /absarokainitiative.asp   (1690 words)

 Environmental Setting of the Yellowstone River Basin, Geology
The crystalline core of the range is a complex of migmatite, felsic orthogneiss, and paragneiss intruded by quartz diorite to granite plutons (Hausel, 1989).
The Bighorn Basin is asymmetric, with its western flank being the steepest and its axis trending northwest-southeast; sedimentary rocks of the structural basin exceed a maximum thickness of 7,200 m along the basin axis southeast of Cody (Blackstone, 1993).
5) is an east-west trending asymmetrical basin bounded by the Owl Creek Mountains to the north, the Wind River Range to the west, the Casper Arch to the east, and the Sweetwater uplift to the south.
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 Yellowstone Geology
The elevation of the park averages 8,000 feet, ranging from 5,282 feet in the north, where the Gardner River drains from the park, to 11,358 feet in the east, at the summit of Eagle Peak in the Absaroka Range.
This range is a part of the Absaroka volcanic field, which also forms the mountainous terrain east of Yellowstone Lake.
To summarize, the Washburn Range is made of debris flows preserved in the north flank of an old dissected volcano.
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 The Paradise Valley and Montana's Absaroka Range   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Gallatin mountain range is on the west side of the valley and the Absaroka (in the photo) on the east.
At one time the valley was winter range to the Yellowstone bison, but they are no longer permitted into the area.
They are slaughtered as they approach the Yellowstone Park boundary to head for their winter range.
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 Absaroka Ranch
The Absaroka Ranch, located at the headwaters of Wyoming's Wind River and at the base of the spectacular Absaroka mountain range, is such a place.
The Absaroka Ranch is located 16 miles northwest of Dubois, Wyoming, on the slopes of the Absaroka mountain range, overlooking the immense Dunoir Valley.
Absaroka Ranch operating under permit by the Bridger Teton National and Shoshone National forests.
www.absarokaranch.com   (1088 words)

 YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK - LoveToKnow Article on YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
On the N. is the Snowy range with its snow-capped peaks.
Its depth is not great, at least as compared with the canyons upon the Colorado river system; it ranges from 600 ft. at its head to 1200 near the middle, where it passes the Washburn Mountains.
The mean annual temperature at the station of the United States Weather Bureau, near the N. boundary, is 39 F. The summer (June, July and August) mean is 59; the winter (December, January and February) mean, 20.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Y/YE/YELLOWSTONE_NATIONAL_PARK.htm   (2242 words)

 The Casper Star-Tribune: Printable Version
The Wind River Range, Wyoming Range, Absaroka Range and Upper Green River area, biologists say, offer bears secure habitat, potential denning areas, food (especially whitebark pine nuts) and safe corridors for travel.
According to the final draft of its plan, that's habitat north of the Snake River Canyon and Hoback River, including the Absaroka Range and that portion of the Wind River Range north of Boulder Creek.
The majority of the Wyoming and Salt River ranges and southern Winds are not suited for grizzly bear occupancy, said Anderson, due to the high potential of conflict.
www.casperstartribune.net /articles/2005/06/26/news/wyoming/7a6a65949e08b9aa8725702b00763e06.prt   (992 words)

 Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Wyoming (Wilderness Areas)
Absaroka is named after the Crow Indians, Absaroka meaning crow in the native language.
The Absaroka includes distinct metamorphic and otherwise volcanic rocks within its mountain range, Absaroka-Beartooth Mountain Range, including both mountain ranges because they are so close in terms of distance.
The eastern section of the wilderness is mainly comprised of high plateaus of granite in the Beartooth range.
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 Sierra Club Wind River Range Backpacking 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The range is composed almost entirely of Archean granitic batholiths and gneisses that were thrust to the southwest over Paleozoic and Mesozoic sedimentary rocks during the Laramide Orogeny about 60 million years ago.
The Wind River Range, the largest discrete mountain mass in Wyoming, is host to 63 glaciers including seven of the ten largest glaciers in the American Rocky Mountains.
The Range averages 35 to 40 miles wide, and is the largest fault block range in the Rocky Mountains, with some of the greatest vertical displacement on Earth.
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 Historical Origins of Mountains in Yellowstone
Shoshone,  and is presently misnamed the Absaroka Range.
The name was officially recognized as "Yellowstone Range" in 1871 by both the Corps of Engineers and the U.S.G.S. The name appeared as such in all writings of the U.S.G.S. until 1883.
(range along the northern and western boundaries of the park)Name in use prior to 1870.
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 A river winds through the park - billingsgazette.com
Wyoming's 80-mile-long Absaroka Range, with its 10,000 to 11,000-foot summits, including the Park's highest point - 1,358-foot Eagle Peak - form a fortress on the river's sunrise side.
Absaroka was interpreted as referring to "children of the large-beaked bird."
Part of the Absaroka Range is 10,969-foot-high Trident, a huge wall-like feature with a plateau top, which rises abruptly above the Thorofare Valley just as the big river enters Yellowstone Park.
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 Wildernet - Shoshone National Forest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It includes a large portion of the North Absaroka Wilderness on the eastern slope of the Absaroka Mountain Range, along with numerous lakes, rivers and streams.
Elevations on the Shoshone range from 4,600 feet at the mouth of the spectacular Clarks Fork Canyon to 13,804 feet atop Gannett Peak, Wyoming's highest.
The western boundary of the forest south of Yellowstone, is the crest of the Continental Divide.
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The Beartooth Mountains, the Absaroka Range, the Wind River Range, and the Bighorn Mountains (plate 1) are the major uplifted areas that, in combination with two volcanic fields (the Yellowstone Plateau and the Absaroka field), compose most of the Middle Rocky Mountains ecoregion.
The crystalline core of Precambrian age of the Wind River Range is a high-grade metamorphic and igneous complex of migmatite, orthogneiss, and paragneiss, intruded by quartz diorite to granitic plutons (Hausel, 1989, p.
The Yellowstone Plateau of Quaternary age and the Absaroka volcanic field of Tertiary and Cretaceous age are recognized as distinct geologic provinces (Snoke, 1993).
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 National Park Service: Fauna1
It is to be hoped that the purchase of this winter range will be consummated without delay because of the pressing need for winter forage and the maladjustments resulting from congestion of game at the present feeding stations.
The wolf is gone; but if suitable range and protection could be procured for all native animals of the park, the wolf might then have a place.
If the park was only the fringe of its range, it might be very unwise to attempt to reestablish it unless it could be self-sustaining, or until enough of its range could be procured.
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 Wyoming-Wind River Range-Absaroka Range-Red Desert-Sweetwater Canyon-Sinks Canyon
This mountain range is one of the most spectacular ranges in the world filled with cathedral-like, glacially carved out granite mountains, called "cirques".
The entry to the canyon is rolling open sage county with the whole southern end of the Wind River Range visible.
Is the mouth of the Popo Agie river at the edge of the Popo Agie Wilderness in the Shoshone National Forest.
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 Welcome to the Absoraka Beartoth Mountains of Sweet Grass County!
Cowan is the highest peak in the Absarokas at 11,206 feet as compared to the 12,799 Granite Peak in the Beartooths.
The Boulder River is the dividing line between the Absaroka Range on the west and the Beartooth Mountains.
During the 1870's explorers called the range "Yellowstone Range" or "Upper Yellowstone Mountains" In 1885, USGS geologist Arnold Hague placed the name Absaroka Range on his new maps.
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 Central Federal Lands- Projects/WY/Beartooth Highway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The route is one of the highest elevation highways in the country; as it traverses across sensitive alpine tundra, and descending sheer cliff walls of Rock Creek Canyon, it provides a thrilling recreational experience.
The Beartooth Mountains are a section of the greater Absaroka range, extending from Livingston in south-central Montana southeastward to the canyon of the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone in northwestern Wyoming.
The topography of the northern part of the range is extremely rugged, consisting of intensely glaciated terrain with jagged peaks, glacier-gouged basins, and steep-walled canyons.
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 W. Locke - Ice Cap Modeling - Yellowstone   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The area is topographically asymmetrical, with highest elevations (above 3000 m shaded) along the southeastern margin of Yellowstone in the Absaroka Range, and to the northeast on the Beartooth plateaus.
The morphology of the former ice cap reflects the topography of the catchment area (both high ground and low), the topography of the ice cap itself, and the climate which fed it.
The largest dome, in the Absaroka Range, was maintained by a combination of topographic forcing and ice rheology.
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 Wind River Country, Wyoming: Travel guide for Dubois, Riverton, Shoshoni, Lander and the Wind River Indian Reservation
Within Fremont County, lie the craggy volcanic peaks of the Absaroka Mountains, as well as the rugged granite summits and alpine lakes of the Wind Rivers.
Seven of the largest glaciers in the Rocky Mountains are found in the Winds, as is the highest mountain in Wyoming, Gannett Peak.
The range is also known for its exceptional wilderness rock climbing and multitude of peaks over 13,000 feet high.
www.wind-river.org /hiking.asp   (1042 words)

 Summary of Citation
Is a detrital facies of the early acid breccia in the south fork of Shoshone River, Park Co., Bighorn Basin, WY. thought to be slightly younger than Cathedral Cliffs Formation (new name) of the Clarks Fork area.
Publication: Bown, T.M., 1982, Geology, paleontology, and correlation of Eocene volcaniclastic rocks, southeast Absaroka Range, Hot Springs County, Wyoming, IN Geology of the Absaroka Range, northwest Wyoming: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper, 1201-A, p.
Publication: Eaton, J.G., 1982, Paleontology and correlation of Eocene volcanic rocks in the Carter Mountain area, Park County, southeastern Absaroka Range, Wyoming: University of Wyoming Contributions to Geology, v.
ngmdb.usgs.gov /Geolex/Refsmry/sumry_9824.html   (576 words)

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