Lone Mountain from the Big Sky road

About 12 miles (20 km) south of the Big Sky Junction you begin to see eroded gray and yellow rock formations made of the same welded volcanic ash that you’ll see topping Crown and Lava buttes just inside the park. As Black Butte appears in the distance, you pass a big turnout on the road’s west side and then a lovely small cascade that enters the Gallatin River. Just beyond the cascade, look to the east side of the road (1.1 mile north of the Y.N.P. entrance sign), and you’ll see Gorilla Rock, a jutting rock formation resembling a gorilla.

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at Toronto, Canada. On 29 November 1917 she was towed to Britain and hired for service with the Royal Navy. The tug was registered as G. R Gray: Official No.134620. Probably the largest and best known of the ships to be wrecked on Knavestone was the German steamer Abessinia on 3 September 1920. The Abessinia’s maiden voyage was acting as a troopship during the Boxer uprising in China. The ship also served as a supply collier to the Kaiserliche Deutsche Marine’s surface warship, SMS Leipzig. In 1901, the Abessinia made her first merchant voyage from Hamburg to New Orleans. When war broke out in 1914, the Abessinia was at anchor, sheltering in the Chilean port of Pisagua, and was immediately interned.

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