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Mount Cardinal from Tripoli Ridge # 1822

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Date: 2002.06.07
Vantage Point: From ridge of Tripoli Mountain

Caption: Mount Cardinal rises above the headwaters of the Cardinal River.

PhotoDescr: A scramble from the Cardinal Divide meadows to the ridge of Tripoli Mountain led to this view of Mount Cardinal, presumably named after early fur trader Jacques Cardinal, whose name also graces the river below the peak. Rain and snow falling between the photographer's stance and the peak of Mount Cardinal drains through the Saskatchewan River system into Hudson Bay, while precipitation on the far side drains through the Athabasca River system into the western Arctic Ocean, as does water draining from Tripoli behind the vantage point of this photo, in a convoluted bit of hydrogeography.

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