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.

Open Edition

This image is offered as a signed open-edition print.

Artist Proofs

There are One Hundred (100) artist proofs available.

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

  • Open Edition Prints – One Dollar & Fifty Cents ($1.50) per square inch
    10” x 28” = $420
    13” x 36” = $702
    20” x 54” = $1,620
    27” x 72” = $2,916
    36” x 96” = $5,184
  • Open Edition Volumetric Prints – Two Dollars & Fifty Cents ($2.50) per square inch
    10” x 28” = $700
    13” x 36” = $1,170
    20” x 54” = $2,700
    27” x 72” = $4,860
    36” x 96” = $8,640
  • Open Edition Artist Proofs – Three Dollars & Fifty Cents ($3.50) per square inch
    10” x 28” = $980
    13” x 36” = $1,638
    20” x 54” = $3,780
    27” x 72” = $6,804
    36” x 96” = $12,096


Contact Zedekiah Gallery to speak with an art consultant about purchasing a limited edition print of this image.

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