Looking South, from Dawson Pass...
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This photo (enlarge for a better view) taken from Dawson Pass, most easily reached via a good trail (6.3 miles each way) from the Two Medicine Campground. The mountains in this view are big, and densely-enough packed together that it's just a bit difficult sorting them all out (clicking on the image to bring up the large size helps). The one peak relatively well-known, and readily available as a point of reference, is Mount Saint Nicholas, which is the large, pointedly impressive mountain on the right. Okay, from left to right: the large shoulder of an unseen peak, completely in shadow, is that of Mount Helen (Dawson Pass is the saddle between Helen and Flinsch Peak); the first summit actually seen, and this in a somewhat unusual perspective, is Lone Walker Mountain; next, the rather "flat-topped" peak in the far distance, partially obscured by the horseshoe-shaped summits of Caper Peak, is Statuary Mountain; in front of Statuary, and slightly further right is Vigil Peak; next, and pretty much center of the massif is Battlement Mountain; then St. Nick; and lastly, anchoring the photo on the far right is abelieve it or notsmall portion of huge and massive Mount Phillips. The valley is the head of Nyack Creek, which wraps all the way around Mount Phillips, Mount Pinchot, and Mount Stimson (the latter two completely unseen in this photo) before eventually joining up with the Middle Fork of the Flathead River. An amazing and remote area! Photo by Vernon, July 12, 2007.
(A completely different perspective of this Mount St. Nick area may be seen here.)