Syncline Mountain
2441m (8009ft.)

Located in the West Castle River Valley northwest of Syncline Brook and south and west of Gardiner Creek. Park, Alberta Major headwater Oldman River.
Latitude 49; 20; 55 Longitude 114; 27; 30, Topo map 82G/08

Panorama viewpoint: Castle River. Can be seen from Highway 774

Named by Interprovincial Boundary Survey in 1917. The word syncline is a geologic term which refers to rock layers which have been folded in such a manner that the beds have been forced down in the middle so as to form a trough. Official name.

Photo: Syncline Mountain from near the confluence of the Castle and West Castle Rivers
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Looking east to Syncline Mountain from Mount St. Eloi (courtesy Linda Breton)

The surveyors noted in their report that the mountain was named after, "a very apparent physical feature." The word syncline is a geologic term which refers to rock layers which have been folded in such a manner that the beds have been forced down in the middle so as to form a trough.

The mountain is has three high points and forms a horseshoe that contains the headwaters of Suicide Creek which flows out towards the northeast.

A ridge form the centre highpoint connects Syncline Mountain with St. Eloi Mountain on the continental divide.

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