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Modified 2-Mar-13
Created 2-Mar-13
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It is hard to tell from this photo, but the black dot on top of Mount Burke is actually an old, abandoned fire lookout.Holy Cross Mountain gets its name from the shape that the snow takes on just before it has all melted. You can see where the vertical piece of the cross forms in the middle of the huge gully.Raspberry Ridge is in the distance and Mount Mann can be seen at the bottom of this shot.The summit still has a few trees nearby, but the views are quite respectable. Holy Cross Mountain and a partially obscured Mount Head are off to the west.This is another snow mystery. I think that a wind gust may have somehow got under a weakness on the edge of the hard crust resulting in the breaking off of chunks and throwing them.Limber Pines are a trademark of this area of the Highwood and often attest to the constant winds here.