Chief Mountain Montana
Photograph - Hdr Photography
SOLD! A rolled tube print on December 7/13 to a customer in Utah, thank you very much
While standing in Waterton Lakes National Park, I took this photo of Chief Mountain that is located in Glacier National Park, in Montana, USA. Waterton-Glacier is a joint National park system between Alberta, Canada and Montana, USA. Chief Mountain's peak is easily seen from Montana and Alberta due to the rapid 5,000 foot (1,524 m) altitude gain over the Great Plains which are immediately east of the mountain. Despite the mountain's being mostly in Montana, the distinctive eastern face quickly becomes hidden as one travels south into Montana, but remains very easy to see on clear days over much of southern Alberta. Hence, many businesses in the area (notably Lethbridge) have "Chief Mountain" in their name.
Chief Mountain is an example of a klippe. It consists of a Precambrian block which rests directly above much younger Cretaceous gray shales. The surrounding portion of the thrust sheet has been removed by erosion leaving behind this isolated block of Proterozoic rock.
December 2nd, 2012
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