McDonald Peak

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McDonald Peak
McDonald Peak, center, highest in the Mission Mountains
Elevation 9,820 ft (2,993 m)[1]
Prominence 5,640 ft (1,719 m)[1]
Listing Ultra
Location Lake County, Montana, U.S.
Range Mission Mountains
Coordinates 47°22′58″N 113°55′09″W / 47.38278°N 113.91917°W / 47.38278; -113.91917Coordinates: 47°22′58″N 113°55′09″W / 47.38278°N 113.91917°W / 47.38278; -113.91917[2]
Topo map USGS Mount Calowahcan, MT

McDonald Peak (9,820 feet (2,993 m)) is located in the U.S. state of Montana and is the highest peak in the Mission Mountains.[1][3] McDonald Peak is situated within the Flathead Indian Reservation. The peak has the second greatest topographic prominence (after Crazy Peak) of all summits within Montana and is almost 80 miles (130 km) away from the next highest mountain in the state.[1][4] McDonald Glacier is on the north slope of the peak.

During the summer the summit and surrounding area are inhabited by grizzly bears for the purpose of feeding on insects. Consequently, in the interests of conservation and safety, the area is closed to hikers between July 15 and September 30.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c d "McDonald Peak, Montana". Retrieved 2010-10-29. 
  2. ^ "McDonald Peak". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2010-10-29. 
  3. ^ "Mount Calowahcan, MT" (Map). TopoQuest (USGS Quad). Retrieved 2010-10-29. 
  4. ^ "Montana Peaks with 2000 feet of Prominence". Peakbagger. Retrieved 2010-10-29. 
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