Glacier Park Photographer

Glacier Park Photographer
Saint Mary Lake and Wild Goose Island, Glacier National Park, Montana

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Blustery Snow and Cold!

Things are snow white around here and in all likely hood they will stay that way through Christmas - that is unless the wind blows all the snow to North Dakota! After more than a week of sub zero temperatures and snow flurries, today brought with it high winds and blowing snow. Temps are back up to 15 degrees but couple that with 30-40 mile and hour wind gusts and it's not much fun to be outside for long periods of time. . .

Here's a shot of Summit Mountain, the most prominent and tallest of the peaks in the south Glacier Park area. I, along with a friend, climbed this peak and in the same day, the one next to it (Little Dog) this summer, it's about 8 miles from my house and very visible from East Glacier. One could, if they choose, walk from my house out the door and to this mountain, the Autumn Creek Trail leaves from East Glacier.

The more usual and popular route is from the Marias Pass Parking lot. From there Summit and Little Dog jet nearly straight up. To summit Summit, you climb from the bottom up to the saddle between the two peaks, then around the west side and up to the peak near that ridge on the upper right of the peak in the photo below.

Merry Christmas!

Tony
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