Three Eagles Mountain ~ Jewel Basin

Along the ridgeline of Broken Leg Mountain, Big Hawk Mountian on the left sits above the frozen Big Hawk Lake and Pilgrim Lake sits below Three Eagles Mountain on the right. In the background up top lays the northern part of Flathead Lake. The snowcapped mountains across the distance on is Blacktail Mountain and the Salish Mountains are to the left.

This area is known as Jewel Basin, a beautiful part of the Flathead National Forest located on the Swan Range. In a small mountain top basin area of 15,349 acres (62.1 km²), there are 27 small glacial lakes. In the image below The twin frozen waters collectively called Big Hawk Lake are two ponds connected by a small creek. To the left is Big Hawk Mountain.

 

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