MILEPOST 41 - Mount Aeneas

The northern ridge leading up Mount Aeneas
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There ain't no mountain high enough for some people. Look how high these hikers are above Hungry Horse Reservoir!

Aeneas Paul, Chief of local Kootenai during the late 1800s. Photo courtesy of Northwest Montana Historical Society.

At 7,528 feet above sea level, Mt. Aeneas is one of the highest points in the northern Swan Range and is named after Kootenai Chief Aeneas Paul. This is a good spot to look for mountain goats as they scramble over the rocks and feed in alpine meadows.

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This article published on July 17, 2012