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Virtual Tour from Crosley Ridge Lookout

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Crosley Ridge Lookout (also known as Bear Mountain Point) was located at approximately 1890-m (6200') elevation, just to the north of Cosley Lake. Although the lookout structure is no longer present, the trail continues to be maintained to 'Bear Mountain Point'. From the former lookout location you can see the Belly River, out towards the plains, Chief Mtn, and Gable Mtn to the east.  To the south Cosley Lake, Cosley Ridge, & Mount Merritt are only a few miles away. To the west Pyramid Peak & Mount Cleveland (the highest peak in Glacier National Park) can be seen in the distance.  The summit of Bear Mountain is to the north, blocked from view by the ridge.  Compass headings(azimuth) are labeled across the top of the photo, while location (Crosley Ridge, Glacier National Park.), date of photograph (07 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 catwalk, the foreground does not align well where the prints were merged (seen by the abrupt endings of the railing), although distant features are aligned quite well.  To view the original photographs go to the Crosley Ridge page.

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