|DVD Time Code = 00 31 22|
|Location: Hwy 66, Moose Mountain|
|GPS: 50d 56m 33.06s -114d 48m 31.44s|
|Map / Satellite Image: Google Link|
|Site Name: “Ain’t Queer” Mountainside|
The Moose Mountain summit is 7.1 km from
the parking area and trailhead, gaining 477 m (1,565') in
elevation. Allowing time to explore filming locations,
budget a total of 4 to 5 hours for a rewarding hike to
and from the vast Moose Mountain meadows, where several
sheep herding scenes were filmed. Mornings generally
provide the most reliable weather conditions. See:
The hike to the meadows is a moderately
strenuous ascent. Though no filming took place above the
meadows, the adventurous may wish to keep climbing to the
summit using a series of switchbacks leading to a fire
lookout station. Budget approximately 50 minutes for the
final ascent, along slippery shale surfaces.
Imagery aside, the logistics of this scene are confusing. Did Jack leave his laundry duties at camp and join Ennis up on the mountaintop with the sheep before both returned back to camp that evening? Whatever happened, the herd of sheep at twilight provides a great backdrop for the memorable “I Ain’t Queer” scene.
Always consult park wardens and take appropriate precautions.
Pictures of surrounding area:
Revised 28 January 2015