In all of Brigard’s history, there is record of but one peak in the Sawtooth Mountains being scaled with any regularity. Known as Ephemel’s Ascent, the peak is the easternmost in the range and is by no means an easy climb. Archaeologists have found remnants of bones and other funerary objects scattered across the mountain, suggesting it was used as a form of sky burial by an ancient culture. The peak’s name comes from the bright star known as Ephemel that, no matter the season, always remains directly aligned with the peak when viewed from the east.
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