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Thistle Mountain from the West # 10001

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Date: 2007.06.30
Vantage Point: From GMMC Mountain summit

Caption: The upper valley of Ruby Creek is below Thistle's main summit.

PhotoDescr: The main summit of Thistle is clearly visible in this photograph from the west. The main summit in the view from Redcap Mountain in another photo is difficult to distinguish from the nearer ridgeline. See Ruby and Thistle from Redcap.

Beyond Thistle lie the foothills, and beyond them, the prairies.

This picture was taken from the summit of an unnamed peak on the eastern boundary of Jasper National Park during a Grant MacEwan Mountain Club five-day backpack from the Cardinal Divide, over Rocky (Cardinal) Pass, and up to Southesk Pass. When we climbed the peak northeast of the pass to see if we could find a route onto the Thistle Mountain ridgeline, the summit was uncairned, so we decided to give it the unofficial name of GMMC Mountain for ease of reference.

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