Wind River Range

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Wind River Range,

part of the Rocky Mts., W Wyo., running southeastward c.120 mi (190 km) and constituting part of the Continental Divide. Gannett Peak (13,804 ft/4,207 m) is the highest point in Wyoming. A number of historic passes cross these mountains. South PassSouth Pass,
broad, level valley (alt. c.7,550 ft/2,301 m), SW Wyo., cutting across the Rocky Mts. It was used by trappers and explorers before Jedediah Smith inaugurated its use as a route for settlers.
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 (alt. c.7,550 ft/2,301 m), at the southern end of the range, was the most important pass on the Oregon TrailOregon Trail,
overland emigrant route in the United States from the Missouri River to the Columbia River country (all of which was then called Oregon). The pioneers by wagon train did not, however, follow any single narrow route.
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 through the Rocky Mts.

Wind River Range

a mountain range in W Wyoming: one of the highest ranges of the central Rockies. Highest peak: Gannet Peak, 4202 m (13 785 ft.)
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Having drawn a muzzleloader tag in a hunting district that extends from the south buttress of the Wind River Mountains to the Oregon Buttes, we planned to concentrate our effort in the southern part of the unit that had more the look of traditional antelope country than the north.
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At its heart is the Great Divide Basin, where the continent splits like a broken zipper just south of the Wind River Mountains and cups about 660,000 acres before coming back together south of Interstate 80 near Rawlins, Wyoming.
Stands of lodgepole pine, the source of the timber that went into these walls, grew thickest and were easiest to cut at the head of our valley, where the Continental Divide drops away from the Wind River Mountains, then rises to meet the Absaroka Range.
Flowing southwest, the Colorado converges with the larger Green River, which originates in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming.
Some four years into a study aimed at determining what has caused a die-off of young bighorn sheep in Wyoming's Wind River Mountains, scientists have settled on pollution as the most likely suspect.
Like most of the Wind River mountains, the formation demonstrates the sculptural power of Ice Age glaciers.