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Twin Lakes

This view from atop Fusillade Mountain shows a pair of basin lakes named Twin Lakes. These lakes are easily visible from Fusillade, Dragon’s Tail, Heavy Runner, Citadel Mountain and Reynolds Mountain, but not visible from anywhere else. Fusillade Mountain, the…
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Mount Jackson

Mount Jackson is one of Glacier National Park’s six “10ers” (peaks over 10,000 feet). This behemoth of a mountain was named by Dr. George “Bird” Grinnell in 1891 for his friend Billy Jackson, whose Blackfeet name was “Blackfoot Man”. This…
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Sunset

As a mountaineer, most times it is a very bad thing to see sunset from atop a peak. Luckily, the journey back to our campsite from this location was relatively quick, making for an unforgettable scene and adventure. Reaching the…
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St. Mary Peaks

In his canonical text “A Climber’s Guide to Glacier National Park”, the patron saint of climbing in Glacier National Park, J. Gordon Edwards exclaimed that the “Saint Mary Valley provides enough challenging destinations to keep most mountaineers occupied for several…
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St. Mary Lake

Saint Mary Lake is the second largest and third deepest lake in Glacier National Park. Controversy surrounds the name of this lake, whether it was an adapted name from the native name of “Sacred Woman Lake” or whether the famous…
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Red Eagle Meadows

Red Eagle Meadows is a pristine, trail-less area near St. Mary, Montana. Situated high in the Red Eagle Valley, acres of meadows sitting atop a glacial bench, with numerous streams, lakes and tarns (small lakes) just below Mount Logan and…
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Wild Goose Island

Wild Goose Island is one of the most photographed features in Glacier National Park, due to its proximity to the Going-to-the-Sun Road. In reality, were Saint Mary Lake to be drained somehow, Wild Goose Island would appear as a small…
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Goat Lake

Goat Lake is basically a lake within Goat Mountain, near Saint Mary Lake. Although there is no trail to the lake, it can be seen from nearby highpoints such as Dead Horse Point (this picture is from that viewpoint), Otokomi…
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Beargrass

Beargrass (Xerophyllum tenax) is the official flower of Glacier National Park. Closely related to the lily family, this luxuriant plant thrives in post-wildfire habitats and is often one of the first plants to recolonize. Rhizomes of the plant are able…
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