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Virtual Tour from Swiftcurrent Mountain Lookout


Swiftcurrent Mountain Lookout is located at 2571-m (8436') elevation, along the Continental Divide between the McDonald & Many Glacier Drainages, approximately 1 mile northwest of Granite Park Chalet.  From the lookout you can see many of the high peaks in Glacier National Park - Ipasha Peak, Mt Wilbur, the Lewis Range, & North Swiftcurrent Glacier are visible along the Continental Divide to the north.  To the east is the Many Glacier Valley and the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, with the summits of Mt Grinnell, Siyeh, & Gould framing Swiftcurrent Glacier.  While Logan Pass & the Continental Divide continue to the southeast, Mt Cannon & the Flathead Range are visible in the south.  The Livingston Range summits of Heavens Peak, Longfellow Peak,& Vulture Peak rise up in the west over the trees of Flattop Mountain.  Compass headings (azimuth) are labeled across the top of the photo, while location Swiftcurrent Mountain, Glacier National Park), date of photograph (27 August 1935), photographer (Lester M. Moe), and film type (infrared) are labeled across the bottom.  As the original photographs were taken from corners of the lookout, the foreground does not align well where the prints were merged, although distant features are aligned quite well.  To view the original photographs go to the Swiftcurrent Mountain page.

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