Monday, 20 January 2014

Solitary Mountain

Solitary Mountain is a mountain in the Big Salmon Range of the Pelly Mountains in south-central Yukon, Canada, situated 49 km (30 mi) southwest of Faro. It is titled for its seclusion and is south of the Robert Campbell Highway.

Solitary Mountain comprises Late Cretaceous volcanics of the Carmacks Group, a 63,000 km2 (24,000 sq mi) volcanic group that may have its source from volcanism of the Yellowstone hotspot some 70 million years ago. Unlike much of the Carmacks Group, the volcanics encompassing Solitary Mountain are separated by the large strike-slip Teslin Fault.