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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Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Aug 5, 2008 10:02 am - Hasn't voted

Re: beautiful shot...

Thank you. You'd better get out by 2030, which is the time by which many projections have the real glaciers disappearing. It's a shame.

Noondueler

Noondueler - Dec 13, 2008 4:09 pm - Voted 10/10

Great shot Bob!

You can see the glacial action against the wall taunting you!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Dec 14, 2008 9:49 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great shot Bob!

Taunting, and tempting, too. Thanks!

nks

nks - Jul 31, 2009 7:39 pm - Hasn't voted

wow! v. tempting!

Has that ridge been traversed?

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jul 31, 2009 10:02 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: wow! v. tempting!

Based on the warnings not to in the J. Gordon Edwards guide, I'm guessing it has been, but I don't actually know of any successful traverses. I'd love to give it a go one day, though.

Deia

Deia - Sep 5, 2009 6:20 pm - Hasn't voted

:)

wow wow wow 3x wow

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 6, 2009 10:43 am - Hasn't voted

Re: :)

It's even better in person. One must see Glacier to believe it.

seth@LOKI

seth@LOKI - Oct 2, 2009 12:31 am - Voted 10/10

nice

article and photo. perfect balance.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Oct 2, 2009 8:00 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: nice

Thanks, Seth, for checking out both. I appreciate it.

mills

mills - Dec 5, 2009 4:20 am - Hasn't voted

Superb

Great photo title and description, now I`ll just have to put my jaw back ! gobsmacking.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Dec 5, 2009 11:09 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Superb

Thanks. This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to.

photoFREEK

photoFREEK - Jan 1, 2010 9:20 pm - Hasn't voted

great

Is this a sunset or sunrise?

photoFREEK

photoFREEK - Jan 1, 2010 9:22 pm - Hasn't voted

Great shot

Sorry I saw the (dawn) after I submitted, where do you access this shot, logan pass?

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jan 2, 2010 5:35 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great shot

You can get there from Logan Pass or from The Loop, which is west of the pass on GTTS Road. It's longer but easier from Logan Pass-- about 8 miles with moderate elevation changes along the Highline Trail. About a mile east of Granite Park Chalet, there is a trail that ascends the Garden Wall to overlook Grinnell Glacier. This view is from a scramble above that overlook, but the trail view is very similar.

winemanvan

winemanvan - Feb 16, 2010 4:39 pm - Voted 10/10

wow

whoa dude that's awesome!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Feb 16, 2010 8:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: wow

Thanks-- I really liked your Goddard Ice and Ionian Basin shots myself. The former had me thinking it looked like something out of the Antarctic.

winemanvan

winemanvan - Mar 2, 2010 10:46 am - Voted 10/10

Re: wow

Thanks. I'm heading back out there this summer.
The Ionian Basin is one of the most beautiful and remote areas in the Sierras. Well worth the effort.

AndyWhaley

AndyWhaley - Jul 30, 2010 4:55 pm - Voted 10/10

Awesome

I want to traverse that ridge!! Thanks for sharing.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jul 30, 2010 5:42 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome

Thanks, Andy! I'd like to traverse it, too. Maybe next year...

Paradigm14

Paradigm14 - Sep 28, 2014 7:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Glacier

Beautiful!!

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