Backpacker: Triple Divide Peak

Backpacker online (not the print edition, or else I would have caught it already) covered a great scramble in Glacier National Park in Montana.  The mountain also has a unique geological characteristic. 

Triple Divide Peak (8,020 ft./2,444 m.) in the Lewis Range may not be the most beautiful mountain, but it’s bare and looks like a great escape.  Its snowmelt and rain water feed rivers that deposit drainage into the Gulf of Mexico, Hudson Bay and the Pacific.  Because Hudson Bay feeds the Artctic Ocean and the Atlantic, some like to claim the mountain feeds three oceans. 

Strict geographers disagree, but it would not stop me from climbing and thinking about how it drains into three distant bodies of water. 

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