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Medicine Peak
Medicine Peak (8,445 feet) is located in the Two Medicine Area, and is directly south of Scenic Point.  This dome-shaped mountain is a just a simple scramble to the summit, but the views are amazing and unexpected.

To get to Medicine Peak you must first climb up to Scenic Point, and then head south about two miles.  Medicine Peak is between Scenic Point and the base of Mount Henry, so it must be climbed first before tackling Henry.  In fact, that's how we first discovered it, and were we ever pleased with the scenery surrounding this unsuspecting peak.

A view of the Mountain...

Medicine Peak, Glacier National Park
This is a view of Medicine Peak from the ridge that runs to Mount Henry to west.  (The camera is facing east.)  As you can see, the prairie dominates the view to the east.

Views from the Summit...
Medicine Peak, Glacier National Park
Two Medicine is such an unsuspecting peak, but it sure has a great view of the Two Medicine Area!  (The camera is facing west.)

Medicine Peak, Glacier National Park
You can see a small portion of Two Medicine Lake far below to the right.  The general store can be seen with binoculars.  The huge peak rising above the lake to the north is the famous Rising Wolf Mountain.   The red summit is a "false" summit, where the true tan-colored summit is further to the west.  Flinsch Peak is the sharp matterhorn to the far left.

Medicine Peak, Glacier National Park
This is the summit cairn of Medicine Peak.  The ridge wraps around to the left and ends up at Mount Henry, the large peak in the upper left of this photo. (We are facing west.)  You have to climb Medicine Peak to get to Henry.  And by the way, you have to climb to Scenic Point before you can climb Medicine Peak!  Everything is connected up here.

Medicine Peak, Glacier National Park
Shannon looks southward at the hundreds of miles of mountains along the Rocky Mountain Front.

Medicine Peak, Glacier National Park
The peak in the foreground is Appistoki Mountain.

Medicine Peak, Glacier National Park
Here we go up the ridge to Mount Henry.

                   Medicine Peak, Glacier National Park
Here's a shot of three very famous mountains.  Rising Wolf is to the right, Flinsch Peak is in the matterhorn to the left of Rising Wolf, and far in the distance is Mount Stimson (to the left of Flinsch).

Medicine Peak, Glacier National Park
We just left Scenic Point, and we are now on our way toward Medicine Peak.

Medicine Peak, Glacier National Park
Medicine Peak is an easily climbed peak with fantastic views of the Two Medicine Area.

                
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