Sinopah Mountain (8,276 feet (2,523 m)) is located in the Lewis Range, Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana.[3] Sinopah Mountain rises prominently to the west of Two Medicine Lake. Sinopah means, ""kit fox" in Blackfeet, (who) was the Indian wife of Hugh Monroe (Rising Wolf) and daughter of Lone Walker, a powerful Blackfeet chief."[4]

Sinopah Mountain
Sinopah Mountain at right rises dramatically above the western end of Two Medicine Lake
Highest point
Elevation8,276 ft (2,523 m)[1]
Prominence191 ft (58 m)[1]
Coordinates48°27′48″N 113°24′44″W / 48.46333°N 113.41222°W / 48.46333; -113.41222[2]
Sinopah Mountain is located in Montana
Sinopah Mountain
Sinopah Mountain
Location in Montana
Sinopah Mountain is located in the United States
Sinopah Mountain
Sinopah Mountain
Location in the United States
LocationGlacier County, Montana, U.S.
Parent rangeLewis Range
Topo mapUSGS Mount Rockwell, MT
Easiest routeScramble

Geology edit

Like other mountains in Glacier National Park, the peak is composed of sedimentary rock laid down during the Precambrian to Jurassic periods. Formed in shallow seas, this sedimentary rock was initially uplifted beginning 170 million years ago when the Lewis Overthrust fault pushed an enormous slab of precambrian rocks 3 mi (4.8 km) thick, 50 miles (80 km) wide and 160 miles (260 km) long over younger rock of the cretaceous period.[5]

Climate edit

Based on the Köppen climate classification, the peak is located in an alpine subarctic climate zone with long, cold, snowy winters, and cool to warm summers.[6] Temperatures can drop below −10 °F with wind chill factors below −30 °F.

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References edit

  1. ^ a b "Sinopah Mountain, Montana". Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  2. ^ "Sinopah Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  3. ^ Mount Rockwell, MT (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  4. ^ "Historic Place Names". National Park Service. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  5. ^ Gadd, Ben (2008). "Geology of the Rocky Mountains and Columbias". {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  6. ^ Peel, M. C.; Finlayson, B. L.; McMahon, T. A. (2007). "Updated world map of the Köppen−Geiger climate classification". Hydrol. Earth Syst. Sci. 11: 1633–1644. ISSN 1027-5606.

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