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Along the banks of the beautiful Castleguard River, looking upstream/northwest, Watchman Peak, 9,872 ft., on the Great Divide, is in the distance (center right) with its southeast shoulder defining the river valley.
Sep 18, 2022 near Lake Lo…, AB
Castleguard River Patrol Cabin. Deep in the backcountry, at the foot of the Great Divide, where the Castleguard River empties into the Alexandra River.
Sep 18, 2022 near Lake Lo…, AB
Detailed description of the rivers and geology of Sulphur Gates, a Gem
Sep 18, 2022 near Grande…, AB
A tuft of Stonecrop.
Sep 18, 2022 near North Hero, VT
A log cabin near the historical society building.
Sep 18, 2022 near North Hero, VT
Isle La Motte Historical Society building.
Sep 18, 2022 near North Hero, VT
Goodsell Ridge Preserve on Isle La Motte.
Sep 18, 2022 near North Hero, VT
Reynolds Creek near where it empties into St. Mary River.
Sep 17, 2022 near Rising Sun, MT
Turquoise St Mary River in pretty meadows, coming down from the mountains. North side of Citadel Mountain, 9,030 ft., center.
Sep 17, 2022 near Rising Sun, MT
Florence Falls' creek crossing. Fusillade Mountain (upper left) ahead.
Sep 17, 2022 near Red Roc…, MT
Fusillade Mountain, 8,750 ft., looms above Gunsight Pass Trail.
Sep 17, 2022 near Red Roc…, MT
The view to the south as Gunsight Pass Trail traverses the southeast slopes of Fusillade Mountain. Mt. Logan, 9,239 ft., (left), Blackfoot Glacier sprawls out left of center, Jackson Glacier towards the right with most of it hiding behind a closer ridge.
Sep 17, 2022 near Red Roc…, MT
Gunsight Lake and wildflowers.  Gunsight Pass over the Continental Divide is in the distance (center), with Gunsight Mountain to its right/northwest, and Mount Jackson to its left/southeast. Seen looking southwest at Gunsight Lake trail camp.
Sep 17, 2022 near Red Roc…, MT
Daddy goat with mom and kid ahead on the trail to Gunsight Pass (right of center). Gunsight Mountain soars above the pass, on the right.
Sep 17, 2022 near Red Roc…, MT
Goats own the neighborhood and charge tolls for using the "roads" here above Gunsight Lake to get to Gunsight Pass.
Sep 17, 2022 near Red Roc…, MT
Gunsight Lake below at the base of Fusillade Mountain, 8.750 ft., (left). In the distance (center right) is Goint-to-the-Sun Mountain, 9.642 ft. Goats photo-bombing the picture. Looking northeast just below Gunsight Pass.
Sep 17, 2022 near Red Roc…, MT
At Gunsight Pass - the shelter and resident goat.
Sep 17, 2022 near Red Roc…, MT
Lake Ellen Wilson, looking southwest from Gunsight Pass at 6,946 ft. on the Continental Divide.
Sep 17, 2022 near Red Roc…, MT
Hoary marmot on the south side of Gunsight Pass, above Lake Ellen Wilson.
Sep 17, 2022 near Red Roc…, MT
Descending the south side of Gunsight Pass, Gunsight Mountain is high above to the northwest. Headwaters of Lincoln Creek tumble over the waterfall that feeds Lake Ellen Wilson, out of sight below.
Sep 17, 2022 near Red Roc…, MT
The waterfall that feeds Lake Ellen Wilson is fed by snows on the slopes of Mount Jackson.  All headwaters of Lincoln Creek.
Sep 17, 2022 near Red Roc…, MT
Impressive cliffs of Mount Jackson's southwest shoulder guard the southeast shore of Lake Ellen Wilson.
Sep 17, 2022 near Red Roc…, MT
Lake Ellen Wilson below. The trail comes through Gunsight Pass (center left). Gunsight Mountain is northwest/left of the pass.  Mount Jackson is southeast/right of the pass. All on Continental Divide. Citadel Mountain far distance on other side of pass.
Sep 17, 2022 near Red Roc…, MT
From the Lincoln Peak ridge crest, the view down the north side of the ridge with Lake McDonald in the distance.
Sep 17, 2022 near Red Roc…, MT
Last rays of light behind Lake McDonald, as another day ends at Sperry trail camp.
Sep 17, 2022 near Red Roc…, MT
"Good Morning" from Billy The Goat at Sperry trail camp.
Sep 17, 2022 near Red Roc…, MT
Headwaters of Sprague Creek are seen cascading down from Sperry Glacier - center right, and running through this meadow, lower left.  Sunlit Edward Mountain (left) and Lincoln Peak ridges (right) are walls of the gap that the creek cascades down from.
Sep 17, 2022 near Red Roc…, MT
The view west-southwest down the Sprague Creek valley towards McDonald Lake in the early morning, from Gunsight Trail.
Sep 17, 2022 near Red Roc…, MT
Pretty, sunlit forest near where Snyder Creek empties into Sprague Creek.
Sep 17, 2022 near Red Roc…, MT
Lake McDonald is seen to the west when descending the switchbacks.
Sep 17, 2022 near Red Roc…, MT