I cannot resist staring
at distant Electric Peak
from the top of Mount Washburn
as I am drawn to its dazzling white
snowfields attracting stands of clouds—
no doubt the build-up of a summer thunderstorm—
such as the one Henry Gannett felt in 1872 when his
entire body painfully tingled
and his hair stood on end
as a powerful storm approached
its summit. Certainly when John Muir climbed Electric Peak
a dozen years later, he too, experienced
the vitality of its wildness
lending credence to its name.
The Summit Lighthouse Webcam of Electric Peak
Image updates every 10 minutes courtesy of tsl.org. The Webcam is located on the Royal Teton Ranch about 5.5 miles northeast of Electric Peak.
Electric Peak is just across the Montana line in Yellowstone National Park and rises to 10,992 feet.