Photo #711 – 10.26.10
Located just north of Saint Mary Lake and right inside the eastern entrance to Glacier National Park, Singleshot Mountain looks quite spectacular. It rises to an elevation just under 8000 feet and is at the edge of the Rockies in Montana…so it really looks impressive compared to the flat lands off to the right in this photo. The differing layers of sedimentary rock running along the ridge are quite cool.
Interestingly, the mountain got its name from a hunting expedition in which George Grinnell, an influential proponent for Glacier National Park around the turn of the 20th century, killed a bighorn ram on the mountain with a single shot from 300 yards away.