Big Horn Mountains

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Big Horn Mountains

 

a mountain range in the Rocky Mountains of the USA. Length, about 200 km. The highest point is Cloud Peak, 4,015 m. Its relative height above the level of the Great Plains plateau is 1,200–1,500 m. The axial part is complex, with Precambrian granites, and there are sedimentary rocks of Paleozoic and Mezozoic origin along the edges. The vegetation is mountain-steppe, mountain-pine, and fir forest, and also subalpine sparse forests. On the 400,000 hectares there are national forests, used for recreation and tourism.

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McGillivray reaches the Wapiabi, then describes going through the Gap to the other side of the Bighorn Range.
McGillivray's choice of the Wapiabi Gap to pass through the Bighorn Range is somewhat surprising.
Bighorn range within a radius of about ten to 20 miles and during their travels can come into contact with domestic livestock.