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Virtual Tour from Cyclone Peak Lookout


Cyclone Peak Lookout is located at 1838-m (6031') elevation, approximately 4 miles south of Polebridge, Montana in Flathead National Forest.  From the lookout you have a great perspective of the North Fork Flathead River as it flows down from British Columbia. Polebridge is located on the valley floor to the north (the mosaic pattern on the west 1/2 of the valley floor is largely a result of human activity, river floodplain dynamics, and forest fire patterns, while the comparatively continuous forest east of the river bottom is within Glacier National Park, above most of the floodplain and with limited human activity).  Numa Lookout with Bowman Lake below and the Livingston Range beyond, are visible to the north and east. To the south-east the distant Lewis Range can be seen beyond the North Fork Valley, with Huckleberry Lookout at the southwest end of the valley, while Cyclone Lake is prominent in the foreground.  The first ridge to the south-west is Coal Ridge, and several peaks of the Whitefish Range are visible to the west and north.  Compass headings (azimuth) are labeled across the top of the photo, while location (Cyclone Peak, Flathead National Forest), date of photograph (14 September 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, although distant features are aligned quite well.   To view the original photographs go to the Cyclone Peak page.  To view the original photographs go to the Cyclone Peak page.

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