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Philip Kuntz / 2,611 items

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A pic from the archives.
This impressive peak literally "jumps out" at you when seen as it essentially stands alone, proud and majestic.

"Chief Mountain (Blackfoot: Ninaistako) (9,085 feet (2,769 m)) is located in Montana on the eastern border of Glacier National Park and the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. The mountain is one of the most prominent peaks and rock formations along the Rocky Mountain Front, a 200 mi (320 km) long overthrust fault, known as the Lewis Overthrust, which extends from central Montana into southern Alberta, Canada.
The peak is easily seen from Montana and Alberta due to the rapid 5,000-foot (1,500 m) altitude gain over the Great Plains which are immediately east of the mountain." Wikipedia

Enjoy a terrific Tuesday!


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A break in the predawn snowstorm provided a good opportunity to view Emerald Peak and the Cilantro Cafe. Only 2 other photogs here to share this morning beauty at Emerald Lake. So serene and quiet, till the buses arrived. A favorite morning.

"Legendary guide Tom Wilson first stumbled across this small gem of a lake – famed for its jade-coloured waters – in 1882 during the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway. It was Wilson who gave the lake its name because of its remarkable colour, caused by fine particles of glacial sediment, also referred to as rock flour, suspended in the water. However, this was not the first time Wilson had dubbed a lake 'Emerald'. Earlier that same year he had discovered another lake which he had given the same moniker, and the name even appeared briefly on the official map. This first lake however, was shortly renamed Lake Louise."
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Thanks for taking a look. Always appreciated!

Enjoy a wonderful Sunday!

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N 108 B 1.3K C 32 E Aug 4, 2017 F Nov 9, 2019
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A nice surprise one morning when going out for the newspaper. This nervous mother had her 4 kits up our cherry tree. Bet she wasn't too glad to see me. She wandered off a ways but kept a close watch on me. Was enjoyable watching the little ones climb back down and join her. Nice way to start my day.

Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus originally classified the raccoon as a relative of the bear in 1740. He named it Ursus cauda elongata and later Ursus lotor, which roughly translates to “long-tailed bear” and “washer bear,” respectively. In 1780, a German naturalist named Gottlieb Conrad Christian Storr came along and corrected Linnaeus’ error, creating a new genus for the raccoon, which is still used today. Now the raccoon is classified as Procyon lotor, which can be roughly translated to “early washer dog.” Hmmm, from a bear to a dog....but closer.

May your weekend be wonderful!

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N 117 B 1.3K C 44 E Oct 18, 2019 F Nov 8, 2019
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A small part of the grand view from the Chateau Lake Louise's finest suite on the 8th floor.

Was only here long enough to get a few shots. What a treat it was. Was told it was $2600/night. A bit above my allowance. But wouldn't this be nice?!

Friday's here! Have a fabulous Friday and weekend!

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N 121 B 1.3K C 29 E Sep 14, 2019 F Nov 7, 2019
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Island Lake is a beautiful high-mountain lake on the Beartooth Plateau just a few miles west of the Beartooth Pass. At 9,518' (2900 m) the lake is just below tree line and forests partially surround the lake shores. The lake has a campground, boat ramp and trailheads that lead into the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. Hope to bring the truck camper here one day for more exploration.

Thank you for your comments, faves, suggestions and support. Always appreciated!


Tags:   Island Lake high mountain lake Beartooth Pass Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Wyoming lakes single exposure


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