- 1 inch diameter
- Cast in fine pewter
- Military clutch back
- Mounted on story card
Elevation: 14,005 ft.
Coordinates: N39° 28' 01'' W106° 28' 51''
Location: Sawatch Range, Colorado, USA
MarkerSleuth Photo Contributor: Jon Eric Ferguson, 1997
As with many of America's majestic peaks, Mount of the Holy Cross came into public consciousness as a result of the expeditions of early explorers. The mountain with the snow-filled cross couloir was located and photographed by William Henry Jackson of the 1873 Hayden Expedition. Jackson's photo images and the paintings of expedition member, Thomas Moran, established its place in the art and culture of the West. Day trips are recommended to protect fragile areas of this popular 14er from overnight camping.