Zenfolio | Calvin Damen | Newman Peak and Unnamed Summit to the East, September 3, 2016
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Modified 4-Sep-16
Created 4-Sep-16
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Goat Lake was more scenic than I expected and the trail to get to it was one of the most memorable I have ever been on.From the top of Newman you get this view of Spionkop Ridge (coming in from the left side of the photo) and Mount Roche (right of center in the photo).Here is a more comprehensive view of Goat lake.Mount Galwey looks especially pointy from this angle.Moments before this shot I was in a complete white-out and getting hit by snow pellets. As it cleared, it was one of the most surreal things I have ever experienced.I almost felt like this was the kind of view you would have looking out the window of an airplane!It was amazing to watch the clouds dissipate to reveal Mount Glendowan.The colors of the Castle Wilderness look incredible from this angle. Pincher Ridge (distant center) looks especially colorful.The mountains drop off abruptly to the prairies which is a unique feature of this area. Mount Roche is directly above the unnamed red colored peak.Finally Glendowan is completely visible. Chief Mountain is the pointy one on the extreme right.Mount Blakiston and Anderson Peak are the most dominating features of the northwest corner of Waterton Lakes National Park. The long approach I took to get here starts just below Mount Blakiston.Newman Peak is an easy ascent but the drop off to the north is quite dramatic.The Castle Wilderness has many long ridges that are great for exploring and give constant views. Drywood Mountain is just barely visible to the left of the smooth red ridge on the horizon.I loved the lighting in this shot with Newman Peak's outlier, Spionkop Ridge, and Loaf Mountain.I have said it many times, but I will say it again, late day lighting is incredible! Mount Crandell is just visible of the sunlit ridge on the left.One last look at Anderson before I disappear into the forest again. it's hard to believe that this day started out raining and with no views.