Montana Outdoors

August 30, 2008

Koo Koo Sint 2

A perspective.

Eddy Mountain photographed from Koo Koo Sint Ridge

Eddy Mountain

There is a lonely lookout tower (one of the few remaining towers that are still in use) on the top of Eddy Mountain. At 6957 feet in elevation it sits 4557 feet above the Clark Fork River (at the bottom of the photo); nearly a mile above it. (If you view the large size version of this photo, you can get an idea of what the lookout itself looks like.)

The Eddy Mountain Lookout

Eddy Mountain Lookout

If the Sears Tower had been built at the river level, and another built on top of it, and still another built on top of that, and if you stood on the very top of all three, you would be almost at eye level with the lookout.

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4 Comments »

  1. It’s amazing! The sheer magnitude of the forces of the earth which came into play to create this natural architecture is truly mind boggling.

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    Comment by Tabbie — August 30, 2008 @ 11:23 pm

  2. Yes it is indeed mind boggling, Tabbie.

    Something that always comes to my mind when I look at areas like this is that so many people are so willing to tear it all apart so they can build more towers, and so many of us are willing to let them do it.

    Eddy Mountain sits at the edge of the 60 square mile Cherry Peak roadless area and the plan currently proposed for it by the Forest Service will open large parts of it to timber production (including road building) and OHV use, effectively destroying the previous protections for the area. How much needed oxygen does that natural forest provide? I don’t know, and they don’t know, and yet they are willing to sacrifice it.

    In the Los Angeles area, they are now drinking re-treated sewage water: ARTICLE1, ARTICLE2 and yet the Forest Service plan for Cherry Creek jeopardizes several of the pure, clear streams that originate there.

    I wonder why we let these kind of things continue to happen.

    (Sorry, I got on my soap box again.)

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    Comment by montucky — August 31, 2008 @ 9:28 am

  3. *Tabbie offers a pile of recycled cardboard so montucky can build a bigger soapbox.

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    Comment by Tabbie — August 31, 2008 @ 4:46 pm

  4. Thanks for the support, Tabbie!

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    Comment by montucky — August 31, 2008 @ 7:54 pm


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