The left Peak- The Grand Teton Highest mountain in the Teton Range. Named by French trappers. Upon viewing the Teton Range from the west, the trappers dubbed the South, Middle and Grand, Les Trois Tetons, meaning the three breasts. Wilson Price Hunt called them Pilot Knobs in 1811 because he had used them for orientation while crossing Union Pass. In his Journal of a Trapper, Osborne Russel said that the Shoshone Indians named the peaks Hoary Headed Fathers.
The middle peak- Mount Owen, Neighboring peak of the Grand Teton to the northeast. Named for W.O. Owen, who climbed the Grand Teton in 1898 with Bishop Spalding, John Shive, and Frank Petersen.
The left peak- Teewinot Mountain Towers above Cascade Canyon and Jenny Lake. Its name comes from the Shoshone word meaning many pinnacles. Teewinot probably once applied to the entire Teton Range, rather than just this one peak. Fritiof Fryxell and Phil Smith named the peak when they successfully completed the first ascent of the mountain in 1929. Thanks to the following administors that featured this photograph.
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January 18th, 2015
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