|DVD Time Code = 00 31 20|
|Location: Hwy 66, Moose Mountain, Sheep Summit|
|GPS: 50d 56m 31.8s -114d 48m 35.34s|
|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.
This scene is an exception. You will not find it in nature. After a lot of searching atop Moose Mountain, Steve Gin and Bob Sohomuch figured out that the image in the film is reversed! It is the only such Brokeback shot we have discovered.
Why? Did Ang Lee want the dog to face the other way? Did the dog refuse to cooperate? Is there something else about the composition of the shot that works better this way? We do not have a clue. Perhaps you do. If so, please let us know.
Always consult park wardens and take appropriate precautions.
Pictures of surrounding area:
Revised 08 April 2013