Montana Outdoors

July 25, 2017

Miscellaneous

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 4:22 pm

Photos from the last couple days as I try to catch up on posting:

Western Canada Goldenrod

Western Canada Goldenrod ~ Solidago lepida

Thimbleberry

Thimbleberry ~ Rubus parviflorus

Thimbleberry

This is a Thimbleberry blossom photo from early June.

Bumblebee

Bumblebee

Bumblebees on Fireweed

July 23, 2017

Orange & Purple

Clustered Thistle & visitor

Clustered Thistle & visitor ~ Cirsium brevistylum

Yarrow

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 7:34 am

Yarrow

Yarrow ~ Achillea millefolium

I don’t know if it’s because of the elevation (this is growing at about 5,000 feet) or if there is another factor, but the Yarrow that I have seen in this particular location seems to look more robust and show more character and detail than what I have found at the valley level.

July 22, 2017

Patrick’s Knob

Filed under: Patrick's Knob roadless area — Tags: — montucky @ 8:57 pm

About 10 days ago I made a post about hiking the Donlan Saddle trail (USFS trail 205). On Thursday I drove to the top trail head of that trail and then on up to the fire lookout on top of the peak which is called Patrick’s Knob. Here are a few photos from just below the lookout, about 4,000 feet above the valleys around it:

From Patrick's Knob

From Patrick's Knob

From Patrick's Knob

From Patrick's Knob

From Patrick's Knob

From Patrick's Knob

July 21, 2017

Two photo day

Filed under: Montana — montucky @ 10:26 pm

Koo Koo Sint Ridge

Today’s hike on Koo Koo Sint Ridge was truncated by the heat. Some days are like that.

Indian Paintbrush

The flowers up in that region are showing the effects of the very hot and dry weather. Even the Indian Paintbrush were dry and turning brown. This one which was growing in the shade was the best I could find.

Sunrise surprise

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 1:49 pm

Evening Primrose

Evening Primrose

Evening Primrose

Evening Primrose ~ Oenothera villosa

Yesterday there was no sign of these at all, but at sunrise this morning they were shining like bright yellow beacons.

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