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Mount Garfield
Mount Garfield covered with some fresh snow.

In 1853, Capt. John Gunnison was alerted by his recorded, Lt. E.G. Beckwith, who noticed the unusual formation of the mountain range. He said the mountain resembled "books on a shell" and the name "Bookcliff" become permanent. Settlers moved into the Grand Valley in 1882 and dedicated the promontory of Mt. Garfield to President James Garfield, who was assassinated in 1881.

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Matt LemkeNice

Matt Lemke

Voted 10/10

I have the same photo...just in summer when the grass is green and the mountain grey. Nice capture!
Posted Nov 17, 2012 2:16 am

Liba KopeckovaRe: Nice

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Thanks Matt, the snow was fresh, it does not last long up there (S to SW facing).
Posted Nov 17, 2012 9:46 am

samiraHi (salam)

Voted 10/10

This mountain has worn a beautiful white skirt.
very beautiful
Posted Nov 17, 2012 11:18 am

Liba KopeckovaRe: Hi (salam)

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Thank you, it does, but unfortunately the skirt has already melted:)
Posted Nov 18, 2012 12:57 pm

WebTravelerUnusual

Voted 10/10

shape of square top and fluted skirt makes it look like an unusual cake. Memorable picture.
Posted Nov 17, 2012 10:42 pm

Liba KopeckovaRe: Unusual

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Thanks, it is a nice hike, lovely views.
Posted Nov 18, 2012 12:57 pm

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Liba KopeckovaSubmitted by Liba Kopeckova
on Nov 16, 2012 12:02 am

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