The mountain gets its name from the colored scree on its flanks, which in places form near-gothic arcs of color. (You can see the arched patterns better in this shot
, but it's not as colorful.)
A couple of the white pixels in this shot are actually Dall's sheep.
Denali Park, June 2003.
This was originally uploaded for the "mountains of extreme color" album; I'm also attaching it to the Alaska Range page as there's no Cathedral Mountain page.
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