Snowpatch Spire, Bugaboo Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada.
Sunrise light strikes Snowpatch Spire (10,050 feet) and reflects in a mountain pond (tarn) in Bugaboo Provincial Park, British Columbia, Canada. The Bugaboos are a range in the Purcell Mountains, which are a subrange of the Columbia Mountains, which are west of the Rocky Mountain Trench. (Some USA maps label the “Percell Mountains” where their southern limit protrudes into the states of Idaho and Montana.) The igneous Bugaboo intrusion of 135 million years ago cooled into hard crystalline granite and was scraped into spires by glaciers eroding surrounding rock dating from 600 million to 1 billion years ago. Published in "Light Travel: Photography on the Go" book by Tom Dempsey 2009, 2010.Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download