Montana Outdoors

April 13, 2009

Our most precious natural resource.

Filed under: Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Spring Creek, Water — Tags: — montucky @ 9:35 pm

Spring Creek trail

Spring Creek

Spring Creek

Spring Creek

Spring Creek

Spring Creek

Spring Creek begins where a small cold spring bubbles out of a mountain side in the TeePee – Spring Creek roadless area just below 6,900 foot tall Big Hole Peak. It flows for five to six miles through a beautiful wild canyon among tall firs, pines and cedars and disappears into the ground to supply clear pure water to the aquifer about three miles before where it would otherwise reach the Clark Fork river here in western Montana. Today, water wars are being waged in the courts and legislatures all across the country and still so many people don’t fully understand the critical importance of streams like this one and the natural forested areas that make them possible.

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