Electric Peak Webcam

View from 5.5 miles northeast of Electric Peak from the Royal Teton Ranch at Corwin Springs, Montana.

Electric Peak

Electric Peak, is located 7 miles northwest of Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park. At 10,992 feet, it is the highest mountain in the Gallatin Range and the 6th tallest peak in Yellowstone Park.

Electric Peak was named in 1872 by the United States Geological Survey from an event that occurred to a survey team while they were climbing the peak. The following is how Henry Gannett, one of the team members, described the incident.

"A thunder-shower was approaching as we neared the summit of the mountain. I was above the others of the party, and, when about fifty feet below the summit, the electric current began to pass through my body. At first I felt nothing, but heard a crackling noise, similar to a rapid discharge of sparks from a friction machine. Immediately after, I began to feel a tingling or prickling sensation in my head and the ends of my fingers, which, as well as the noise, increased rapidly, until, when I reached the top, the noise, which had not changed its character, was deafening, and my hair stood completely on end, while the tingling, pricking sensation was absolutely painful. Taking off my hat partially relieved it. I started down again, and met the others twenty-five or thirty feet below the summit. They were affected similarly, but in a less degree. One of them attempted to go to the top, but had proceeded but a few feet when he received quite a severe shock, which felled him as if he had stumbled. We then returned down the mountain about three hundred feet, and to this point we still heard and felt the electricity. - "From Roadside History of Yellowstone Park by W. Blevins
"Truly, Electric Peak has the fire of God at the very heart of it. Truly, these rocky mountains recall for us that they are positioned approximately opposite to the Himalayas. But the holy mountain of God ultimately is each one's own Mighty I AM Presence which he must discover in the highest mountain of the earth—in the highest vibration." - Elizabeth Clare Prophet

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