clouds west of Continental Divide
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The focal point of the photograph is beautiful Mount Wilbur, with the thin Pinnacle Wall running horizontally to its right. To the left of Mount Wilbur is the northern end of Swiftcurrent Mountain; the Continental Divide runs right over Swiftcurrent, and living in the Many Glacier Valley, I had the pleasure of watching the Divide break up storms all throughout the summer of 2008. Many Glacier is on the east side of the Divide, where the weather tends to be warmer and drier in the summer months. In contrast, the west side of the park is colder and wetter; some spots are very similar to a temperate rain forest.
September 2, 2008