Moraine Lake Rockpile Topo Map

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The views from the Rockpile are breathtaking. The view of the lake and its backdrop are also so marvelous, that one tends to ignore the impressive but distant mountains in the Skoki area seen to the northeast. Facing away from Moraine Lake, you see Pika and Ptarmigan peaks, Redoubt and Lipalian mountains, the top of Mt. Douglas, and Mt. St. Bride with its great tower. Wilcox, one of the men who discovered Moraine Lake, named the tarn because he thought this boulder pile was a moraine. Geologists today believe the Rockpile was formed by at least two chaotic landslides from the Tower of Babel. There are trees growing on the older landslide where the rocks are covered with lichens. The younger slide is bare rock with little vegetation. Golden-mantled ground squirrels are common here. Pikas and marmots are also seen. currently offers topo maps from the entire United States. We plan to expand our topomap database in the future, however this map is not available at this time. Thank you for your understanding.

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Mar 2018