This project investigates strategies for the design of a mountain. Following an in-depth analysis of the material and experiential qualities of mountains, the project proposes an artificial landform on the Continental Divide Trail in Humphrey, Idaho. The new mountain is composed of 36 peaks and 39 valleys creating a large variety of topography and microclimates. The mountain’s design forms a balance between the natural and the artificial. A series of figural peaks and lakes are sculpted within the landscape creating a subtle yet playful distinction from neighboring mountains. While the mountain climbs to a high elevation of over 12,000 feet, gently designed slopes meander across the terrain to allow for all levels of hikers to access the mountain. 
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