01 November 2014

High Water Mark - Glacial Lake Missoula, Missoula, Montana

4200 feet above sea level makes for a great Missoula Valley view. This high water marker for Glacial Lake Missoula was a great excuse to pause and ponder: how many years ago was our present view underwater? did anyone care about lakefront lots back then?  who drew the short straw to schlep this huge stone marker up the mountain?

Thanks to the Ice Age Floods Institute for placing these hefty conversation starters.

Click the text links to get a few answers and perhaps provoke additional pondering.


  1. Sweet! Would love to find this rock. Any directions, coordinates or general location? Thanks in advance.

  2. Thanks for stopping by! If you click the embedded text link in “schlep this huge stone” it takes you to a post with trail info (& more!) . Just in case the link doesn’t reveal on your device, it is


Your thoughts, please?