Rising Wolf Mountain

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Rising Wolf mountain
Glacier National Park Lower Medicine Lake - panoramio - Jim Helvey.jpg
Rising Wolf Mountain seen from Lower Two Medicine Lake
Highest point
Elevation9,518 ft (2,901 m) [1]
Prominence2,873 ft (876 m) [1]
Parent peakBlackfoot Mountain[1]
ListingMountains in Glacier County, Montana
Coordinates48°29′46″N 113°24′58″W / 48.49611°N 113.41611°W / 48.49611; -113.41611Coordinates: 48°29′46″N 113°24′58″W / 48.49611°N 113.41611°W / 48.49611; -113.41611[2]
Rising Wolf mountain is located in Montana
Rising Wolf mountain
Rising Wolf mountain
Location in Montana
Rising Wolf mountain is located in the United States
Rising Wolf mountain
Rising Wolf mountain
Location in the United States
LocationGlacier County, Montana, U.S.
Parent rangeLewis Range
Topo mapUSGS Mount Rockwell, MT
First ascent1923 (Norman Clyde)[1]
Easiest routeScramble

Rising Wolf Mountain (9,518 feet (2,901 m)) is located in the Lewis Range, Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana.[1][3] The peak is in the southeastern section of the park and rises dramatically above the Two Medicine region and more than 4,450 ft (1,360 m) above Two Medicine Lake immediately to the south.

Summit of Rising Wolf Mountain as seen from Two Medicine Lake
Closer summit image from the south

The Blackfeet consider the Two Medicine region of the park to be sacred ground and their name for the peak, "Mahkuyi-opuahsin", meaning, The way the wolf gets up, was later translated to the current name of the mountain.[4]

Rising Wolf Mountain was named after Hugh Monroe, a fur trader who lived with the Pikunis and gave him the name Rising Wolf. After his death, his close friend and author James Willard Schultz named the peak after Monroe.[5]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "Rising Wolf Mountain, Montana". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  2. ^ "Rising Wolf Mountain". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  3. ^ Mount Rockwell, MT (Map). TopoQwest (United States Geological Survey Maps). Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  4. ^ "Rising Wolf Mountain". Summitpost. Retrieved October 5, 2014.
  5. ^ Schultz, James Willard (1919). Rising Wolf-The White Blackfeet, Hugh Monroe's Story of his first year on the plains (PDF). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company.