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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cp0915

cp0915 - Apr 16, 2007 12:20 pm - Voted 10/10

Awesome

I wanna book my flight now...

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Apr 16, 2007 4:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome

You won't regret it. Thanks.

bolojm

bolojm - May 10, 2007 1:05 pm - Voted 10/10

Phenomenal

This is a phenomenal shot...10+++++

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - May 10, 2007 1:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Phenomenal

Thank you very much! It was an incredible scene!

bbbeans

bbbeans - Jun 17, 2007 1:07 pm - Voted 10/10

Nice shot!

I was just up at Many Glaciers and spent a lot of time looking at Gem, Salamander and this very wall from much lower. So amazing to see what it looks like from this vantage point.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jun 17, 2007 7:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice shot!

Thank you! You just can't go wrong in Glacier, it seems. Truly my favorite national park and maybe my favorite spot in the whole country.

bongsunkee

bongsunkee - Sep 1, 2007 3:36 pm - Voted 10/10

best regards


many of shots are very impressive, bob!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 4, 2007 3:30 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: best regards

Thank you. I am glad they passed muster!

IGO

IGO - Sep 21, 2007 11:18 pm - Voted 10/10

Of coarse...

...this is a stunner

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 23, 2007 8:07 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Of coarse...

Thank you for the kind words. This was one of the most inspiring scenes I've ever beheld, and I'm glad my attempted capture of it has generated so much positive feedback.

Aspen

Aspen - Nov 20, 2007 12:24 am - Hasn't voted

Thin Boundary

I do not know where Earth ends and Heaven begins in this pic! :D

Knight

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Nov 20, 2007 10:05 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Thin Boundary

You could close your eyes and step out and find out really fast!

Actually, heaven begins when the peaks of Glacier come into sight from U.S. 89. Well, it's my heaven, anyway.

johnloguk

johnloguk - Nov 29, 2007 5:27 pm - Voted 10/10

Stunning

I've just discovered your photos Bob, they are magnificent

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Nov 30, 2007 3:57 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Stunning

Thank you; I am glad you liked them, and thanks for looking.

crazyfacedjenkins - Feb 11, 2008 2:16 pm - Voted 10/10

Belongs in a book

Honestly, this photo is by far the best I've seen of Montana. I just showed it to my coworker and he immediately, without saying a word, saved it as his desktop background. HAHA

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Feb 12, 2008 6:57 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Belongs in a book

Thanks a lot for the compliment! Spend some more time here, though, and you'll find lots more great Montana photos by a lot of different people. And there are some great pages on Montana ranges here (hope to get back to you with some of that WY/MT info tomorrow).

Charles

Charles - Apr 17, 2008 8:44 am - Voted 10/10

Like it

Great shot and the fire story adds spice to the thing!
Cheers
charles

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Apr 17, 2008 12:32 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Like it

Thanks, Charles. I'll be back there in less than three months and can't wait!

Charles

Charles - Apr 17, 2008 2:14 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: Like it

Oh then I´ll count the days with you then!!!
Cheers

colinpence

colinpence - Aug 4, 2008 11:23 am - Voted 10/10

beautiful shot...

...of a spectacular place! I hope to visit there one day while the park still contains real glaciers.

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