Many Glacier Sculptures...

Several things come into play here, the first being towering Mount Gould (9553') and a portion of its famous east face. By comparison, Angel Wing (7430') is over 2000' lower, and looks it. Putting this gigantic scene in even more perspective is Grinnell Lake, which is 4925'—over 4600' below Mount Gould's summit! Lastly, it is about at this point on the trail that the Grinnell Glacier and The Salamander first come into sight, already being set off by the sheer walls around them. Piegan Mountain is barely out of the image, at left. This is one of those scenes that—really!—you just had to be there; the picture does no justice to the reality. Photo by Vernon, June 24, 2008.


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