Montana Outdoors

November 18, 2012

Rainbow Lake (1)

Filed under: Cabinet Mountains — Tags: — montucky @ 12:20 am

Rainbow Lake

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  1. Wow! Another stunning photo. I’m quite sure if we lived there, we would never get any work done!

    Comment by Jo Woolf — November 18, 2012 @ 1:40 am

    • Thanks Jo! Sometimes that is an issue all right!

      Comment by montucky — November 18, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

  2. Nice name for a lake. Either it is quite high in elevation or the clouds were really low that day.

    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — November 18, 2012 @ 6:20 am

    • The clouds were low. It is only about 4000 feet.

      Comment by montucky — November 18, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

  3. So lovely – is the water level down, or is the exposed shoreline rock “just the way it is”? (Here – I’ll let you laugh at me. When I first looked at the photo, I thought, “The tide must be out.” Uh – not so much. Isn’t it funny how our place in the world can shape our view of other places?

    Comment by shoreacres — November 18, 2012 @ 7:28 am

    • That’s just the natural shoreline of the lake. Its level does vary a little with the seasons, but not all that much. It formed in a very cliffy/rocky area not far below the mountain ridge through there and there is very little actual dirt around to fill in the low places.

      Comment by montucky — November 18, 2012 @ 2:37 pm

  4. Peaceful. Reminds me of many experiences with the beauty of nature.

    Comment by bentehaarstad — November 18, 2012 @ 10:00 am

  5. serenely beautiful ~

    Comment by Tammie — November 18, 2012 @ 10:33 am

  6. I’d LOVE to go trout fishing there (assuming there are trout). Beautiful photo.

    Comment by wordsfromanneli — November 18, 2012 @ 10:47 am

    • Yes, there are trout in it, none very large though. It gets a little fishing activity in summer and perhaps a little more in winter when it is completely frozen over.

      Comment by montucky — November 18, 2012 @ 2:40 pm

  7. I used to like to stop here… Never did camp (Lion’s club?). Such a pretty little lake. Beautiful photo.

    Comment by twoscamps — November 18, 2012 @ 6:25 pm

    • I don’t know if the campground is used much. I never see anyone there, but I suppose in the summer fishermen use it.

      Comment by montucky — November 18, 2012 @ 11:05 pm

  8. So beautiful, Terry…wow….

    Comment by seekraz — November 18, 2012 @ 9:50 pm

    • It can be very pretty. I like it in winter too.

      Comment by montucky — November 18, 2012 @ 11:06 pm

      • Oh, I’m sure…and there is something incredible about winter lake images…

        Comment by seekraz — November 19, 2012 @ 9:48 pm

        • You can get to this one in winter when you can’t get to the high ones.

          Comment by montucky — November 20, 2012 @ 12:10 am

          • Those types are good for a fresh infusion of outdoors in the deep of winter when we can’t make it to the other ones…I have several trails like that around here, too….

            Comment by seekraz — November 20, 2012 @ 10:01 pm

  9. Serenely beautiful.

    Comment by Candace — November 18, 2012 @ 11:54 pm

    • Yes, it is in a pretty setting and not used heavily as most approachable lakes are.

      Comment by montucky — November 19, 2012 @ 1:08 am

  10. So serene…and so BLUE!, love it :)

    Comment by zannyro — November 19, 2012 @ 7:24 am

    • That day’s weather created some interesting photo opportunities when the low clouds opened a little right overhead. Unexpected, but welcome.

      Comment by montucky — November 19, 2012 @ 10:05 am

  11. I’ve just thought of another name for Rainbow Lake – Lake Tranquility. Beautiful!

    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — November 19, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

    • It used to be called “Dog Lake” and I actually preferred that. Never figured out why they changed it.

      Comment by montucky — November 20, 2012 @ 12:09 am

  12. Stunning!

    Comment by Debby — November 20, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

    • This was a very brief shift in the clouds. In seconds the blue was gone.

      Comment by montucky — November 20, 2012 @ 9:52 pm

  13. thanks for the lovely “postcard”!

    Comment by skouba — November 21, 2012 @ 7:48 pm

    • Way back when, my Dad used to take pictures and he had quite a few that he thought would make good postcards. That was back when 5 cent postcards were popular.

      Comment by montucky — November 21, 2012 @ 11:07 pm

  14. Sigh, so beautiful place. I think I could stay there long time, admire the landscape and breathe deep enjoying nature.

    Comment by Sartenada — November 23, 2012 @ 6:28 am

    • I pay a brief visit to the lake every winter. I wish I could get into some of the very remote ones though!

      Comment by montucky — November 23, 2012 @ 9:53 pm

  15. Oh so very beautiful! I know I say that a lot… but, I’ll keep saying it until it isn’t true, which will be never! =)

    Comment by Tricia — November 29, 2012 @ 8:39 am

    • There is just a lot of beauty in America, no matter where you are.

      Comment by montucky — November 29, 2012 @ 11:26 pm


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