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The "Sepulcher" on Sepulcher Mountain
This is apparently the sepulcher, or tombstone-like rock, that gives Sepulcher Mountain its name. Certainly we didn't find any other likely candidates, though there are a fair number of other hoodoos in and around the false summit. The true summit, a couple of hundred yards to the west of the sepulchral summit, doesn't have any hoodoos on it.

The top of this rock lies well below both summits. Sepulcher is a walk-up, not a technical climb.

Photo taken in mid-June 2008.

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AndinistalocoGood one!

Andinistaloco

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Nice shot. Looks like god awful rock, though.
Posted Aug 26, 2009 8:33 pm

JoelSkokLots of nubbins to hang on to

JoelSkok

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Appears to quite volcanic in nature but solely from the moniker "Galatian Range" I am left to guess it is probably in the west somewhere, possibly a higher outpost on the big island of Hawaii. Who knows? I also see no resemblance to a tombstone--don't get that one very well. Nice shot, 10/10
Posted Oct 6, 2012 5:01 pm

Arthur DigbeeRe: Lots of nubbins to hang on to

Arthur Digbee

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I'm terrible on geology, but I've always assumed the rock here is breccia - very common in the Absarokas on the eastern side of the park. The stuff in the east is pretty unstable - see Sihler's Cutoff Mountain page for an exception.
Posted Oct 11, 2012 12:41 pm

JoelSkokRe: Lots of nubbins to hang on to

JoelSkok

Voted 10/10

Yeah, ok, fair enough---but where is the Galatian Range? I'm sure i could find out if I read on but thought I'd ask. I try to guess at these things by looking for clues--like flora associated with the mountain or say, a highway sign or rock type of course. thanks
Posted Oct 12, 2012 9:01 pm

Arthur DigbeeRe: Lots of nubbins to hang on to

Arthur Digbee

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The southern Gallatins start in the western part of Yellowstone National Park and stretch northward toward Bozeman.
Posted Nov 23, 2012 3:42 pm

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Arthur DigbeeSubmitted by Arthur Digbee
on Jul 6, 2008 3:01 pm

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Object Title: The "Sepulcher" on Sepulcher Mountain

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