Mount Merritt

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Mount Merritt
Mount Merritt from Glenns Lake
Highest point
Elevation 10,004 ft (3,049 m) [1]
Prominence 2,904 ft (885 m) [1]
Coordinates 48°52′13″N 113°47′11″W / 48.87028°N 113.78639°W / 48.87028; -113.78639Coordinates: 48°52′13″N 113°47′11″W / 48.87028°N 113.78639°W / 48.87028; -113.78639[2]
Mount Merritt is located in Montana
Mount Merritt
Mount Merritt
Parent range Lewis Range
Topo map USGS Ahern Pass, MT
First ascent 1924 (Norman Clyde)[1]

Mount Merritt (10,004 feet (3,049 m)) is located in the Lewis Range, Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana.[3] The peak is one of six in Glacier National Park that rise over 10,000 feet (3,048 m).[1] Located in the northeastern part of the park, Mount Merritt rises dramatically a vertical mile above nearby rivers. The approach to this remote peak involves a one way hike of 13 miles (21 km) to the summit base. Near the summit, the Old Sun Glacier hangs along the east ridge.[4] The summit is named for General Wesley Merritt in 1891 by members of Troop C, 1st Cavalry who were visiting the region while stationed at Fort Assiniboine.[5]

Mount Merritt as viewed from the Elizabeth Lake Trail. The large snowfield flanking the mountain's east face is Old Sun Glacier, and the sharp prominence to the right is known as Natoas Peak.

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  1. ^ a b c d "Mount Merritt, Montana". Retrieved October 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Mount Merritt". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ Ahern Pass, MT (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved October 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Mount Merritt". Summitpost. Retrieved October 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ Holterman, Jack (2006). Place Names of Glacier National Park. Helena, MT: Riverbend Publishing. p. 141. ISBN 1-931832-68-4.