Selkirk Mountains


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Selkirk Mountains,

rugged range of the Rocky Mts., SE British Columbia, Canada, near the Alta. border and extending northwest c.200 mi (320 km) from the U.S. border. Mt. Sir Sanford (11,590 ft/3,533 m) is the highest peak. The range is almost encircled by the Columbia River which loops around the northern edge.
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One early explorer of the Selkirk Mountains, Arthur O.
Rogers had just returned from exploration surveys, once more in search of a pass through the Selkirk Mountains.
The Selkirk herd, which is made up of about 30 endangered caribou, spends part of the year in the Selkirk Mountains of northern Idaho and Washington, and the rest of the time in British Columbia.
Only 50 of its kind roam the old-growth forests of Idaho's Selkirk Mountains, the last remnants of a U.
Deep in the Selkirk Mountains, Lydia Allen Johnson holds the antenna of a radio-tracking device and listens intently to signals that will lead her to a collared caribou.
South of the Selkirk Mountains, Eric Rominger's woodland caribou are munching on lichen at a Washington State facility.
Pinched between the Selkirk Mountains and Lake Pend Oreille is Sandpoint.
North of Creston, the Selkirk Mountains tumble to the shores of Kootenay Lake.
NEW: Three-day Gateway to Glacier by Rail tour runs between Portland and Whitefish, Montana, and features the Columbia River Gorge and Selkirk Mountains (from $549); seven-day In the Path of Lewis and Clark travels to spots made famous by the explorers (from $1,249).
Parts of the Selkirk Mountains north and east of the lake are in a near-wilderness state and harbor endangered grizzlies and mountain caribou.
Downhill skiing through late April between 5,000 and 7,500 feet in the Selkirk Mountains, about 50 miles south of Revelstoke.