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Grand Teton

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Wonder Type: Natural
Best of: Mountain, Climbing
Description:
Grand Teton is the highest mountain in Grand Teton National Park and a classic destination in American mountaineering. Grand Teton, at 13,775 feet (4,199 m), is the highest point of the Teton Range, and the second highest peak in the U.S. state of Wyoming after Gannett Peak. The origin of the name is disputed. The most common explanation is that ""Grand Teton"" means ""large teat"" in French, named by either French-Canadian or Iroquois members of an expedition led by Donald McKenzie of the North West Company.
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