Montana Outdoors

November 8, 2007

High mountain road

Filed under: Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures — montucky @ 10:46 pm

“Driver, please keep your hands on the wheel!”

High mountains road

(Photo taken from the driver’s seat of the Jeep on a rainy day. The valley floor beneath those clouds is 4,500 feet below.)


  1. how many times have I said that….? 🙂 usually it starts with “honey” tho.


    Comment by aullori — November 9, 2007 @ 1:39 am

  2. That’s part of basic Jeep training!


    Comment by montucky — November 9, 2007 @ 9:21 am

  3. This picture reminds me of my childhhood and the first trip my family ever took up Mt. Washburn in Yellowstone. I thought my mother was going to claw her way out of the other side of the bus.

    Great composition.


    Comment by Pinhole — November 9, 2007 @ 9:39 am

  4. Yes, I’ve seen folks seriously worried on roads like this and yet never bat an eye where there’s real danger, on the freeways.


    Comment by montucky — November 9, 2007 @ 9:50 am

  5. That is the kind of road that gives my wife the screaming meemies, but it’s the most fun to drive. And you must have taken the same basic Jeep training class that I did.


    Comment by wolf — November 9, 2007 @ 10:35 am

  6. My wife has long been used to it, but I can remember her first few times! Compared to some, this road is pretty tame, but when there’s ice on it it’s another story!


    Comment by montucky — November 9, 2007 @ 1:24 pm

  7. Not you typical commuter view here Terry, must be tough to have to sit thru that traffic…Oops I am sorry what traffic? 🙂


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — November 16, 2007 @ 9:15 pm

  8. Not much traffic there and soon there won’t be any if you don’t count snowmobiles. That road is white now and by early next week I’ll bet there’s a couple of feet of snow on it.


    Comment by montucky — November 16, 2007 @ 9:30 pm

  9. This looks really high. What is the elevation. I love this shot. Fantastic! Thanks.?


    Comment by nouveaufauves — November 19, 2007 @ 1:08 am

  10. The elevation at which I took the photo is right about at 7,000 feet. This peak is the site of one of the few remaining manned lookouts around. In the 40’s, one of my uncles spent his summers there, but in those days there was no road, only a 17 mile long trail.


    Comment by montucky — November 19, 2007 @ 9:21 am

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