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clouds west of Continental Divide
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

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visentinfoehn

visentin

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superb illustration of foehn effect :)
Posted Jan 12, 2009 4:34 am

distressbarkthanks

distressbark

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for the positive feedback
Posted Jan 15, 2009 5:52 am

andrew davidWhere were you?

andrew david

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From my maps I would guess you are near Snow Moon and Falling Leaf Lakes on the side of Mount Allen. Am I right? Beautiful photograph and I also learned something from your caption. Thanks for the post.
Posted Mar 24, 2013 2:06 pm

distressbarkRe: Where were you?

distressbark

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You got it! This is taken from the north slopes of Allen Mountain before setting out on the high traversing game trail to Snow Moon Basin.
Posted Mar 24, 2013 2:15 pm

andrew davidRe: Where were you?

andrew david

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All right. I'm in the 1% of the 1% of the population who have considered that route. Do you recommend it? I am going back to GNP for 2-3 weeks in late June. Allen Mountain is on my list, but its not at the top for now.
Posted Mar 24, 2013 2:42 pm

distressbarkRe: Where were you?

distressbark

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This route may prove to be very dangerous any time before July. The High Traverse Route involves a couple steep couloirs that if snow filled would be treacherous to cross. You could certainly slog up from the Lake Josephine approach, however.
Posted Mar 26, 2013 12:10 am

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distressbarkSubmitted by distressbark
on Jan 12, 2009 3:49 am

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Object Title: clouds west of Continental Divide