Montana Outdoors

December 23, 2008

Clark Fork River

Filed under: Coeur d'Alene Mountains, Montana, Nature, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Winter — montucky @ 11:24 am

This was what the river looked like Saturday. Yes, it was as cold as it looks!

Lower Clark Fork

Lower Clark Fork


  1. …And it looks pretty frigid.


    Comment by scienceguy288 — December 23, 2008 @ 11:43 am

  2. Oh that little house on the other side of the river is so cute looking in those pictures! It’s like a Christmas card!

    So pretty!!


    Comment by gradschoolsara — December 23, 2008 @ 12:53 pm

  3. Scienceguy,

    When the river freezes like that…


    Comment by montucky — December 23, 2008 @ 1:04 pm

  4. Sara,

    I’ve always loved that old ranch. It would have been a wonderful place to raise a family fifty years ago. Now it’s owned by a large corporation that will undoubtedly develop it into huge homes.


    Comment by montucky — December 23, 2008 @ 1:07 pm

  5. Those pictures are so beautiful. I wonder why a large corporation needs to own a ranch, what a shame.


    Comment by Ellen — December 23, 2008 @ 3:28 pm

  6. It’s all about money, Ellen. I think they have plans to subdivide and develop the whole thing. I heard that the Montana FWP was going to buy the ranch, but it was sold out from under them.

    Thanks for the visit!


    Comment by montucky — December 23, 2008 @ 5:22 pm

  7. It’s been quite cold here too, but with more snow. You are truly privileged to be surrounded by such beauty.


    Comment by Tabbie — December 24, 2008 @ 12:52 am

  8. Oh what a shame that wonderful place will be desecrated by a developer’s greed. Thank you for that photo, at least in the photo it will survive at its best!


    Comment by Cedar — December 24, 2008 @ 6:45 am

  9. Gorgeous! I love the first photograph, and it would be one I’d frame and hang. Cold but beautiful! 🙂


    Comment by Anna Surface — December 24, 2008 @ 7:44 am

  10. Breathtaking…literally.

    Have a grand holiday!


    Comment by Pinhole — December 24, 2008 @ 9:56 am

  11. Tabbie,

    Yes, we’re short on snow this year so far. There’s now over a foot on the ground but it is cold, very fluffy snow and has a low water content. I like that because it makes a great insulation on the roof without being too heavy, but it doesn’t do much for the snowpack in the mountains.


    Comment by montucky — December 24, 2008 @ 10:42 am

  12. Cedar,

    I don’t know how long before that area will be developed. Of course now the bad real estate market will hold it back. The area downstream from the old ranch buildings for about a mile is the home of a half dozen Bald Eagles and several Osprey fish that stretch of river every day. I suppose they will have to go too.


    Comment by montucky — December 24, 2008 @ 10:46 am

  13. Thanks, Anna!

    It seems that when Mother Nature hits us with the very cold weather, she also blesses us with the beauty of winter.


    Comment by montucky — December 24, 2008 @ 10:47 am

  14. I hope you have a great Holiday season too, Pinhole!


    Comment by montucky — December 24, 2008 @ 10:48 am

  15. I can’t even imagine! but it does look really beautiful! Merry Christmas!!


    Comment by silken — December 24, 2008 @ 10:18 pm

  16. Merry Christmas, Silken, to you and all of your family!


    Comment by montucky — December 24, 2008 @ 10:34 pm

  17. Sure is beautiful where you live. Thanks for sharing.


    Comment by Preston Surface — December 28, 2008 @ 10:24 am

  18. Yes it is, Preston. I never tire of seeing it!


    Comment by montucky — December 28, 2008 @ 6:38 pm

  19. OMG! What beautiful photos. Makes me wish I was in Montana (almost!). Keep up the good work.


    Comment by Maureen — December 31, 2008 @ 7:17 pm

  20. Maureen,

    The winter here has some beautiful times to be sure, but I also have some very fond memories of winter in the Arizona desert.


    Comment by montucky — December 31, 2008 @ 11:13 pm

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