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This section of the park is dominated by the beautiful Madison River. Most of the road follows the river thru this natural entrance to the heart of Yellowstone.
Mount Haynes is approximately 8000 feet high and was named after an early Yellowstone Photographer.
Just west of here (Madison Meadows) is where the Firehole River and the Gibbon River join to form the Madison River.
In this vicinity is where the Washburn-Langford-Doane expedition of 1870 spent the last night of their expedition. Around a campfire that evening, it is reported, that the first concept of setting aside the wonders that is Yellowstone as a National Park was discussed.