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Philip Kuntz / 36 items

N 130 B 3.7K C 36 E Jun 29, 2012 F Jun 6, 2019
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A shot from the archives.
This is a unique falls, having 2 routes.

"The waterfall is named for Pitamakan, or Running Eagle, a female warrior leader of the Blackfeet Nation in the early 1700s, who experienced a four-day vision quest in the mountains high above the falls. Running Eagle led war parties on many highly successful raids, and was the only woman in the Blackfeet tribe ever to do so, or to be given a man's name.

The waterfall receives its nickname, "Trick Falls", because there are actually two separate waterfalls in the same location. During the spring run-off water rushes over the top ledge for a 40-foot drop, while obscuring the lower falls. However, as the volume of water decreases by late summer, and the upper falls "dries up", water continues to rush through a sink hole at the top of the cliff before flowing out of an opening in the cliff face, thus creating the lower 20-foot falls."
hikinginglacier.com

Thanks for taking a look. Always appreciated!

Tags:   Running Eagle Falls Trick Falls waterfall Blackfeet Two Medicine Glacier National Park Montana

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The sun sets behind Mt. Sinopah reflected in Pray and Two Medicine Lakes.

"The region was considered sacred ground by several Native American tribes including the Blackfeet and they performed Vision quests here. Aside from Chief Mountain, the Two Medicine area is the most sacred section of the park to the Blackfeet." Wikipedia

Sure glad this beauty was protected. Mighty good medicine indeed!

Thank you for taking a look. Always appreciated!

Tags:   sunset sundown evening dusk Mt. Sinopah Pray Lake Two Medicine Lake Vision Quests Blackfeet Two Medicine area Glacier National Park Montana

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Looking east as the Going-To-The-Sun Road approaches the peak it is named after.

Going-to-the-Sun Mountain may take the United States's "most words in a summit name" award. This peak stands high, 9,647 feet (2,940 m) above the Logan Pass area of Glacier National Park.

The Blackfeet used this massive peak as a location for vision quests.

Thanks for your visit. Always appreciated.

Tags:   Going To The Sun Mountain Going To the Sun Road Logan Pass Blackfeet Blackfeet Tribe Vision Quests Glacier Glacier National Park Montana peaks mountains

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

I found the Pot of Gold in Glacier's Two Medicine. Ihis favorite bench does have a million dollar view. What a stormy, colorful morning it was.

Have a lucky Friday and weekend!

Tags:   Rainbows double rainbow stormy St. Patrick's Day Pray Lake Two Medicine Mt. Sinopah Painted Teepee Peak bench Glacier National Park Montana Explore

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Looking SE from Glacier's Going to the Sun Road near Logan Pass at a bowl valley sculpted by glaciers. Hard to top Nature's art.

Thanks for taking a look!

Tags:   Glaciers glacial art Logan Pass Going to the Sun Road Glacier National Park Montana


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