Mount Garfield

Mount Garfield covered with some fresh snow.

In 1853, Capt. John Gunnison was alerted by his recorded, Lt. E.G. Beckwith, who noticed the unusual formation of the mountain range. He said the mountain resembled "books on a shell" and the name "Bookcliff" become permanent. Settlers moved into the Grand Valley in 1882 and dedicated the promontory of Mt. Garfield to President James Garfield, who was assassinated in 1881.

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Matt Lemke

Matt Lemke - Nov 17, 2012 2:16 am - Voted 10/10

Nice

I have the same photo...just in summer when the grass is green and the mountain grey. Nice capture!

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Nov 17, 2012 9:46 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice

Thanks Matt, the snow was fresh, it does not last long up there (S to SW facing).

samira - Nov 17, 2012 11:18 am - Voted 10/10

Hi (salam)

This mountain has worn a beautiful white skirt.
very beautiful

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Nov 18, 2012 12:57 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Hi (salam)

Thank you, it does, but unfortunately the skirt has already melted:)

WebTraveler - Nov 17, 2012 10:42 pm - Voted 10/10

Unusual

shape of square top and fluted skirt makes it look like an unusual cake. Memorable picture.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Nov 18, 2012 12:57 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Unusual

Thanks, it is a nice hike, lovely views.

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