Jackson Peak (Fremont County, Wyoming) facts for kids
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Jackson Peak at right of Fremont Peak in center
|Elevation||13,523 ft (4,122 m)|
|Prominence||717 ft (219 m)|
|Location||Fremont / Sublette counties, Wyoming, U.S.|
|Parent range||Wind River Range|
|Topo map||USGS Fremont Peak South (WY)|
Jackson Peak 13,523 feet (4,122 m) is the eighth-highest peak in the U.S. state of Wyoming and the seventh-highest in the Wind River Range. The Bull Lake Glacier is located immediately north and east of the mountain. Situated on the Continental Divide, Jackson Peak is .75 miles (1.21 km) southeast of Fremont Peak.
Importantly, there have been notable incidents, including accidental deaths, due to falls from steep cliffs (a misstep could be fatal in this class 4/5 terrain) and due to falling rocks, over the years, including 1993, 2007 (involving an experienced NOLS leader), 2015 and 2018. Other incidents include a seriously injured backpacker being airlifted near SquareTop Mountain in 2005, and a fatal hiker incident (from an apparent accidental fall) in 2006 that involved state search and rescue. The U.S. Forest Service does not offer updated aggregated records on the official number of fatalities in the Wind River Range.
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