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Friday, August 12, 2011

Rierdon Gulch and Hill
Lewis & Clark N.F.

Long, strike faulted limestone ranges dominate the front ranges where the mountains abruptly meet and occasionally override the plains.

We climbed to about 8,300' for this vista looking NW into the interior ranges.

This view looks directly N and shows the steeply tipped strata of the mountains up near Choteau Mountain above Jones Gulch.

Looking S from the site reveals the limestone cliffs meeting the prairie.

Looking east, the backside of Ear Mountain is about 2 miles distant across a vast cirque and just a few hundred feet higher. The top of Ear is very broad and flat, strata tipping down to the S.

Phil's getting some shots

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