Montana Outdoors

January 26, 2009

The Mission Mountains

Filed under: Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Winter — Tags: — montucky @ 8:00 pm

Today a trip to –the city– , normally a torturous event for me, was mitigated somewhat by the presence of clear skies and fresh snow on the mountains.

The Mission Mountains

I found out this morning that by coincidence a blogging friend from the Flathead Lake area also took a road trip to –the city– on a different route and got some nice shots of the lake as well as one that shows some of the northern parts of the mountain range. Take a look!     Road Trip


  1. Beautiful.


    Comment by Patia — January 26, 2009 @ 8:54 pm

  2. Thanks, Patia! It was taken at about 3:30 today from between Dixon and Perma. The Missions were beautiful today!


    Comment by montucky — January 26, 2009 @ 9:03 pm

  3. Yet another shot leaves me breathless!


    Comment by Tabbie — January 26, 2009 @ 10:43 pm

  4. Tabbie,

    I remember my father commenting on the Missions when I was just a boy. They were his favorites. When we get the cold Canadian air, those peaks really sparkle, evan from a range of 30 miles.


    Comment by montucky — January 26, 2009 @ 11:03 pm

  5. I can see why my cousin loved Montana when she went there as a bride.


    Comment by Cedar — January 27, 2009 @ 5:17 am

  6. How very beautiful. Nice composition with the foreground in its texture and shape leading the eye to the mountains. 🙂


    Comment by Anna Surface — January 27, 2009 @ 8:08 am

  7. Hey Montucky,

    I went to “the city” also…and watched that same jagged peak and that cloud layer along 93. The Missions were gorgeous and for me also, made the trip not quite so bad.

    Actually, I don’t mind an occasional foray to The Good Food Store in M, but anywhere else is, as you say, torturous!


    Comment by Ann from Montana — January 27, 2009 @ 8:16 am

  8. […] 7:30 a.m. 1/27 – I just visited fellow Montana blogger Montucky – he headed to the city yesterday also, albeit from a different direction. His post in the link is […]


    Pingback by Road Trip at From the Front Porch — January 27, 2009 @ 8:27 am

  9. Cedar,

    There’s a lot of great country here and it’s really hard for anyone born here to have to leave for any length of time.


    Comment by montucky — January 27, 2009 @ 9:35 am

  10. Thanks, Anna. It’s difficult to take a bad photo around here on a clear day!


    Comment by montucky — January 27, 2009 @ 9:38 am

  11. Ann,

    I wondered what that would have looked like from 93 and considered taking a jaunt over that way, but by that time it was getting pretty late and the light was changing. I bet it was pretty!


    Comment by montucky — January 27, 2009 @ 9:41 am

  12. On the way down I didn’t have a chance to stop and get a photo – the pullouts I “know” for the motorhome were not plowed.

    The main reason I didn’t go to the Good Food Store before heading back was to have light to get a photo of the Missions and in the Jeep there were plenty of opportunities. But as I was driving and looking, I thought I was too close to get a good angle that would show the beauty…but I don’t actually know as I didn’t try – which I regret…

    So, very happy to see your photo!


    Comment by Ann from Montana — January 27, 2009 @ 9:53 am

  13. Ann,

    Yes, I know it’s difficult to get a photo from 93. If I had time I might have tried from the Charlo area, maybe by Ninepipes. One of the best views is from the top of the drive through the Bison Range, but it’s closed this time of year.

    I have a couple more shots I’ll post later too.


    Comment by montucky — January 27, 2009 @ 10:21 am

  14. Such a beautiful place to live…


    Comment by Laura — January 27, 2009 @ 6:19 pm

  15. It is indeed, Laura! Thank you for visiting!


    Comment by montucky — January 27, 2009 @ 7:00 pm

  16. it looks as if I could step right into that photo, only I’d have to be sure I had a coat on first! really beautiful!


    Comment by silken — January 29, 2009 @ 11:41 am

  17. You would have on that day, SIlken, but today just a light jacket: we’re in the upper 30’s right now.


    Comment by montucky — January 29, 2009 @ 1:12 pm

  18. This sight is majestic. Wow. Why would a trip to town be torturous?


    Comment by Preston Surface — February 1, 2009 @ 11:22 am

  19. Preston,

    I’m spoiled from having lived in the country for so many years. I like people individually, but no longer enjoy being around so many in a city for many reasons, and much prefer simple solitude or the company of the wildlife. Any more I find it’s much more lonesome inside a city than it is on a high mountain trail.


    Comment by montucky — February 1, 2009 @ 9:25 pm

  20. That picture just…Wow. Oh. Wow! The sky and the way it pulls you in and everything about it is gorgeous.

    I’m trying very hard not to get too fed up with being in The City, because I really don’t want to move again this year. But I’m really on the edge of it and *very* glad that I live on the outskirts of the City so I can get out easily. (And that I’m on the other side of the Hellgate, so I don’t have to smell the paper mill.)


    Comment by gradschoolsara — February 2, 2009 @ 8:19 pm

  21. Sara,

    I think it’s good that you are on the outskirts an especially on your end of town. You’re still quite close to a lot of areas. I loved living there way back when and still miss being able to easily visit many of my old haunts; fishing especially. I’m afraid so much has changed now though. It is good to be near the Blackfoot and there’s a lot of great country up that way.


    Comment by montucky — February 2, 2009 @ 9:17 pm

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