Whiskey Mountain facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsWhiskey Mountain
Whiskey Mountain from south
|Elevation||11,157 ft (3,401 m)|
|Prominence||677 ft (206 m)|
|Location||Fremont County, Wyoming, U.S.|
|Parent range||Wind River Range|
|Topo map||USGS Torrey Lake|
Whiskey Mountain (11,157 ft (3,401 m)) is located in the northern Wind River Range in the U.S. state of Wyoming. Located 5 mi (8.0 km) south of Dubois, Wyoming, Whiskey Mountain is within the Whiskey Mountain Wilderness Study Area, which has the largest wintering concentration of Rocky Mountain Bighorn sheep in the coterminous United States.
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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