Garden Wall, Dawn

From Point 8479, this is part of Glacier National Park's Garden Wall, a knife-edge ridge on the Continental Divide and which leads to Mount Gould. From this vantage point, as you can see, there are excellent views of Upper Grinnell Lake, Grinnell Glacier, Salamander Glacier, and Gem Glacier. And what looks like fog below and right of the ridge is actually a smoke inversion caused by the 2003 fires. From the porch at Granite Park Chalet at night, we could see the flames in the valleys below. This was both spectacular and ominous.

Glacier National Park, Montana--August 2003

"Sea of clouds trapped naturally by a mountain dam" by SP member eric b. I like that. Very much. Thanks, Eric.

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Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Sep 4, 2006 6:53 pm - Voted 10/10

From Down Low ...

From down low, this is a spectacular view. But even more so in your image from up high! --mark d.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 4, 2006 7:09 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: From Down Low ...

Thanks for the positive feedback. I have yet to do the actual Grinnell Glacier trail, but it is one of the many things that keep calling me back to Glacier.

Tomek Lodowy

Tomek Lodowy - Sep 4, 2006 7:37 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: From Down Low ...

breathtaking, what a series, thanks !

Mark Doiron

Mark Doiron - Sep 5, 2006 5:42 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: From Down Low ...

Yeah, Glacier is my number one, favorite U.S. national park (I've been to 34 of the 58). I, too, would like very much to go back. And I think I'd like to visit that vantage point from which you took that picture!

mark d.

Saintgrizzly

Saintgrizzly - Sep 9, 2006 2:42 pm - Voted 10/10

Spectacular!

Where was this shot taken? (Mount Gould?)

96avs01

96avs01 - Sep 19, 2006 6:34 am - Voted 10/10

Very

NICE!!!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 22, 2006 11:41 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Very

Thank you!

DudeThatMustHurt

DudeThatMustHurt - Oct 1, 2006 6:47 pm - Voted 10/10

Just Amazing!

That's a Ridge line to end all ridge lines!. Simply an amazing photo and beautiful area.. Great Job!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Oct 1, 2006 6:59 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Just Amazing!

Thank you so much!

Diggler

Diggler - Nov 1, 2006 12:24 am - Voted 10/10

traverse?

Amazing looking formation! Has anyone traversed this bad boy, or is the rock quality to iffey? If so, what is it rated? Sweet-looking ridge, & great picture.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Nov 1, 2006 2:12 am - Hasn't voted

Re: traverse?

Thanks for the comments.

I have no doubt that someone has traversed it, and I do know that you will encounter bad rock and Class 5 pitches. Together, they could be deadly, and rope isn't going to be helpful on such rotten rock. If you make it, though, what a story!

eric b

eric b - Jan 8, 2007 3:38 pm - Voted 10/10

Sea of clouds...

...trapped naturally by a mountain dam. Gorgeous

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jan 8, 2007 10:09 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Sea of clouds...

What a great way to describe it! Would you mind if I quoted you in the caption, with full credit, of course? Thanks for commenting.

eric b

eric b - Jan 10, 2007 1:18 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Sea of clouds...

its poetry (your pic) and no i wouldn't mind if you quoted me without credit!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jan 12, 2007 11:07 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Sea of clouds...

Well, I did add it in, and I gave you due credit. Thanks again.

tuntun

tuntun - Jan 12, 2007 3:09 pm - Voted 10/10

Humm

No words to mention that how wonderful it is..

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jan 12, 2007 9:56 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Humm

Thank you for yet another very kind comment on a photo of mine.

venus

venus - Jan 19, 2007 9:31 am - Voted 10/10

Fantastic!!

Superb shot, colorful and dynamic.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jan 19, 2007 1:19 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Fantastic!!

Thank you! And I very much like your foggy forest picture!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Feb 19, 2007 12:01 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wonderful!

Thank you so much! I'm really glad you enjoyed them!

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