Saint Mary's Glacier

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Saint Mary's Glacier
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Saint Mary's Glacier
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Saint Mary's Glacier
Location in Colorado
TypeSemi-permanent snowfield
Location Clear Creek County, Colorado, United States
Coordinates 39°50′09″N105°38′49″W / 39.83583°N 105.64694°W / 39.83583; -105.64694 Coordinates: 39°50′09″N105°38′49″W / 39.83583°N 105.64694°W / 39.83583; -105.64694 [1]
StatusRetreating
Glacial Lake at the base of Saint Mary's Glacier Glacial Lake at the base of Saint Mary's Glacier.jpg
Glacial Lake at the base of Saint Mary's Glacier

Saint Mary's Glacier (or Saint Marys) is a semi-permanent snowfield located in Arapaho National Forest in the U.S. state of Colorado. [2] Saint Mary's Glacier is 2.5 mi (4.0 km) southeast of James Peak. [3]

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East Flattop Mountain is located in the Lewis Range, Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana. East Flattop Mountain rises to the north above Saint Mary Lake and is easily seen from the eastern entrance to the Going-to-the-Sun Road and the village of St. Mary, Montana.

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Mahtotopa Mountain

Mahtotopa Mountain is located in the Lewis Range, Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana. Mahtotopa Mountain rises to the south above Saint Mary Lake midway between Red Eagle Mountain and Little Chief Mountain and can be easily seen from the Going-to-the-Sun Road to the southwest of Rising Sun. Originally named Four Bears Mountain by George Bird Grinnell in 1885, the name was changed in 1932 to Mahtotopa. Mahtotopa is an incorrect spelling of "Mato-tope", the Mandan chief known as Four Bears. Mato-tope was a grandfather of Joe Kipp, a hunting companion of Grinnell.

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Red Eagle Mountain

Red Eagle Mountain is located in the Lewis Range, Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana. Red Eagle Mountain rises more than 4,000 ft (1,200 m) above Saint Mary Lake and is easily seen from the Going-to-the-Sun Road and the entrance to the park from the village of St. Mary, Montana as well as at Rising Sun. The mountain was named according to James Willard Schultz, "by his Indian wife in 1887, for her uncle, Red Eagle, who had saved their son's life with his prayers to the Sun".

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Dusty Star Mountain

Dusty Star Mountain is located in the Lewis Range, Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana. Connected by an arête to Citadel Mountain to the south, Dusty Star Mountain lies to the south and across the Saint Mary Valley from Going-to-the-Sun Mountain. Dusty Star Mountain is easily seen from the Going-to-the-Sun Road, and often photographed by tourists taking pictures of Wild Goose Island which lies in the western section of Saint Mary Lake. The Blackfoot name for Dusty Star is iszika-kakatosi meaning "meteor" or "smoking star".

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Singleshot Mountain is located in the Lewis Range, Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana. The mountain is easily seen from Saint Mary, Montana and was named after the single-shot fired from a rifle by George Bird Grinnell when dispatching a Bighorn sheep while hunting for food in 1885 during park explorations. The sedimentary layers of the Appekunny Formation are clearly displayed on the southeastern cliffs of Singleshot Mountain.

Napi Rock

Napi Rock is located in the Lewis Range, Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana. Napi Rock is a pinnacle on the eastern end of Singleshot Mountain and is easily seen from Saint Mary, Montana. Napi Rock is named for Napioa also known as Nah-pee, a fictional creation myth figure of the Blookfoot who was believed to have created the earth and everything on it.

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References

  1. "Saint Marys Glacier". Geographic Names Information System . United States Geological Survey . Retrieved August 18, 2012.
  2. Empire, CO (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved August 18, 2012.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Glaciers of Colorado". Glaciers of the American West. Portland State University. Retrieved August 18, 2012.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)