Rising Wolf Mountain

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Rising Wolf mountain
Two Medicine Lake from trail.jpg
Rising Wolf Mountain rises 4,300 feet (1,300 m) above Two Medicine Lake
Highest point
Elevation 9,518 ft (2,901 m) [1]
Prominence 2,873 ft (876 m) [1]
Parent peak Blackfoot Mountain[1]
Listing Mountains in Glacier County, Montana
Coordinates 48°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]
Geography
Rising Wolf mountain is located in Montana
Rising Wolf mountain
Rising Wolf mountain
Parent range Lewis Range
Topo map USGS Mount Rockwell, MT
Climbing
First ascent 1923 (Norman Clyde)[1]
Easiest route Scramble

Rising Wolf Mountain (9,513 feet (2,900 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. 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]

Mt. Rising Wolf and waterfall, Glacier National Park, Montana. Photo by T. J. Hileman. Part of James Willard Schultz Photos and Personal Papers Collection, Montana State University.

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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.