Montana Outdoors

January 25, 2009

Koo Koo Sint ridge, the south slope (1)

Today for the first time in about two weeks, we had a little sun and clear sky, and the outdoors called. I drove a few miles to the west, considering a brief hike on the Munson Creek trail, but changed my mind when I found that a brisk wind accompanied the semi-clear skies and, with the temperature in the mid teens, it felt a little too far on the cold side of comfortable.

Since Munson Creek cuts north through the Koo Koo Sint ridge, it was a short drive further west to get a good look at the ridge. I was pleased to find that the clouds had pleasantly decorated the upper levels of the ridge, and of course I had to bring back a few photos.

South slope of Koo Koo Sint ridge

South slope of Koo Koo Sint ridge

South slope of Koo Koo Sint ridge

South slope of Koo Koo Sint ridge

South slope of Koo Koo Sint ridge

South slope of Koo Koo Sint ridge

(As David Thompson explored and mapped much of the northwestern United States and western Canada in around 1800, he carried a brass sextant of 10 inches radius and an achromatic telescope of high power. Every night he took his readings from the planets, and the Indians came to call him Koo Koo Sint, “the man who gazes at stars”.)

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