Rocky Mountain Harry  LbNA # 72164

OwnerSilver Eagle      
Placed DateAug 20 2017
LocationLakeview Cemetery, Cheyenne, WY
Found By
Last Found
Hike Distance.1 mi
Last EditedSep 4 2017

Terrain Difficulty: Easy (flat, 50 yards RT)
Status: alive

Born in 1839, Harry Yount became a professional hunter and trapper, mountain man and wilderness guide, thus earning his nickname "Rocky Mountain Harry". In 1880, Yount was hired by the United States Secretary of the Interior, Carl Schurz, to be the first gamekeeper in Yellowstone National Park. He wrote reports describing the challenges of protecting the wildlife in the first U.S. national park and influenced the culture of the National Park Service, which was founded 35 years later in 1916. Horace Albright, the second director of the National Park Service, called Yount the "father of the ranger service", as well as the first national park ranger. He died in 1924 and was buried in Lakeview Cemetery, where you can find this box.

From I25 go east on Pershing Blvd for 1.3 mile, right on Seymour Ave then left into Lakeview Cemetery by office. Take first right and go about 50 yards and park by grave of Harry Yount on right.

Walk to grave then turn around and go east across road about 60 steps from grave to large grave of Jackson family under a tree. Go around right side to small evergreen bush. LB is within trunks under sticks.