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Heavy Runner Mountain Panorama

Location Origin Story

This scene of Heavy Runner Mountain with the surrounding area on the eastern side of Logans Pass is one of the most iconic locations in Glacier National Park. It is so very popular because it is easy to see as one drives up Going-To-The-Sun road from the eastern entrance to Glacier National Park to Logans Pass. This scene is along the left side of the road as you near the summit of the pass.

Reynolds Creek, which runs from Reynolds Mountain, across the Hanging Gardens to multiple waterfalls on the right side of this image, flows through that beautiful valley below and joins with the Saint Mary River on the far left of this image, to then flow down to Saint Mary Lake.

Chief Heavy Runner was a First Nations Blackfoot leader in the mid-19th century. He was part of the Southern Piegan Tribe, living in their ancestral territory located in northern Montana. As was a common Blackfoot tradition, he had multiple names; “Bear Chief” and “Tail That Goes Up The Hill”. This wondrous, mountain in all its majesty is named to honor his memory.

Little Chief Mountain occupies the far left then Dusty Star Mountain, Citadel Mountain, Heavy Runner Mountain in the middle, the beautiful Hanging Garden sitting below the sharp pinnacles of Reynolds Moutain and Clements Mountain.

About This Photograph

Zedekiah filmed this straight line panorama when the park had closed for the evening for road repairs, stranding him inside the park for hours with no other traffic. This allowed access to places not usually available due to traffic.

Image Rarity

The image is taken on the ground but in a place that is near impossible to hike to except under certain circumstances, meaning it is truly difficult for others to take a similar photograph.

The rarity of this image comes from the volumetric texturization for micro shadowing, therefore it is rare due to its printing process.

Limited Edition

This image is offered as a numbered and signed, limited edition of one hundred (100) prints.

Artist Proofs

There are two (2) artist proofs available. one (1) as a volumetric print and one (1) as a satin metal print.

Suggested Media Substrate

This image is best suited for Satin Metal with a lustrous flat, non-reflective finish and is available for additional custom texturization to produce enhanced micro shadowing across the surface of the print.

Multiple substrates are available for this image, please go here to review different print types.

Collection Pricing

Pricing is based on the rarity and scarcity of print and not size nor substrate.

Limited edition prints start at $3 per square inch, with the price increasing as the editions diminish.

Artist proofs are $10 per square inch each.