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View with a Boom and a Whymper # 7115

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Date: 2005.07.31
Vantage Point: From Arnica Lake trail

Caption: Mount Whymper (L) and Boom Mountain (R)

PhotoDescr: This is the way the world ends

Not with a bang but a whimper.

from "The Hollow Men" by T. S. Eliot (1925)

  This is the way the month ends

with a view of both Boom and Whymper from thin air by David Wasserman (2005)

  Mount Whymper was named in honour of the conqueror of the Matterhorn, Edward Whymper, who was brought to the Rockies by the Canadian Pacific to promote tourism, and Boom Mountain was named after Boom Lake, which had a pile of driftwood at the outlet that reminded the namers (from the ACC) of a logger's boom. Both the names predate the writing of "The Hollow Men."

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