National Geographic : 1956 May
© National Geographic Society 606 The Gabled Roof of the Continent. Clouds Swirl Around Granite Park Chalet... No roads reach the isolated, 6,300-foot-high chalet. Supplies are dropped by parachute from a small plane (page 599) or carried up steep, tortuous trails by muleback. Molten rock laid down on the bed of a vanished sea formed this shelf on the Garden Wall. Early prospectors, mistaking the outcrop for granite, gave the area its name. Hardy glacier lilies in foreground (and inset) chase receding snows up to the very crests of the mountains.