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BOZEMAN - The Gallatin National Forest says the U.S. Board of Geographic Names has approved proposed names for a previously-unnamed peak and creek in the forest.

Wally McClure Creek is named after a former fisheries biologist who died of cancer in 2003. The creek is three miles long and is 14 miles northwest of West Yellowstone and just under a mile southwest of Hebgen Lake. The creek was chosen to bear McClure's name because it is the last place he conducted field work.

The forest also announced the naming of Wilsall Peak, a 10,482-foot peak in the Crazy Mountains east-northeast of Wilsall. The name was suggested by Wilsall resident Jake Magalsky.

The names Wally McClure Creek and Wilsall Peak will appear on the next edition of the Gallatin National Forest visitor map.

 

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