For many years I have found it to be true that one of the best parts of an outdoor experience is the night before it starts, and last night’s stay at the Blossom Lakes trail head before today’s hike to Blossom Lakes and Pear Lake in the Evan’s Gulch Roadless Area was not an exception.
Sunset from the Montana/Idaho line
Today’s trip was one of those “150 photo” trips and this is the first of a series of posts about the trip and that area of western Montana.
Well, the trails are good. The one between upper Blossom Lake and Pear lake has a few down trees over it, but they are not a problem. Pear Lake has fairly good snow banks still around and the high point before you go down to the lake had small, icy snowbanks spread around all over.
I haven’t been over to the Cube Iron/Silcox area yet this year. I hope the trail crew has been working in that area.
The difference between you and me is that, when you see such a magnificent sunset, you can capture both the sight and feel of it. I’m curious – I found a map of the area on Roadlessland.org and see a very short road coming off Prospect Creek Road in the NE corner of the area. Is that where your trailhead is?
The trail head for Blossom Lakes is exactly where the Prospect Creek road (or Montana highway 471) crosses the state line into Idaho. I think the road that you are seeing is actually on the Idaho side and leads to the trail head for Revett Lake. In fact, I drove up there after hiking yesterday just to see the trail head and met a woman there who had just come back from a hike to that lake and she said it was beautiful up there too. Now it’s on my list too for later although it’s not in the roadless area and only a couple miles up from the trail head.
OK, I’m always gushing about how I love your photos and they are ‘stunning, gorgeous,spectacular’ etc., etc., which of course they are. I’m not lying! But this one…..this one….I am speechless! This one has to be my all-time favorite! At least for now, until I see your next set of pictures!
Thanks! It is a scene worth remembering. I am so grateful that I have a camera that can capture that kind of image. It was a rare opportunity, and I will post several other images taken as the scene changed. It’s hard to choose.