Montana Outdoors

November 29, 2009

Frosty day on Thompson River

Filed under: Cabinet Mountains, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures — Tags: — montucky @ 8:52 pm

Frosty day on Thompson River

Photo was taken about 36 miles upriver from Highway 200 in the vicinity of Murr Creek in western Montana’s Cabinet Mountains.


November 28, 2009

Strawberries & ice crystals

Filed under: Montana, Nature, Outdoors — montucky @ 7:16 pm

Nature decorates small things in remote places. These wild strawberry leaves along a mountain trail are all decorated for the season

Winter strawberries

and the Oregon Grapes are decorated as well.

Oregon grape leaves in winter


November 27, 2009

West fork

Filed under: Montana, Outdoors — montucky @ 10:56 pm

One of our ramblings this fall included the west fork of Thompson River in the Cabinet Mountains. Perhaps someone may find these interesting.

West fork of Thompson River

Seems this road needed some pretty heavy protection from rock slides. After observing the huge dents in the top bars, it occurred to me that the trick must be to be somewhere else when those happen!

Department cooperation

It adds a little more to the experience when you hike or hunt in Grizzly country! I have to say I’m impressed by the inter-department cooperation in producing and maintaining this signage! It’s also interesting to contemplate the nearly universal acceptance of Grizzlies (which are extremely dangerous to humans) compared to some of the completely irrational rejection of wolves (which aren’t).


November 24, 2009

Always something new

Filed under: Birds, Montana, Nature, Outdoors — Tags: , — montucky @ 9:22 pm

While on our wanderings today we ran across this pretty thing on a cold river pond.

Whistling swan, immature

Whistling swan, immature

Whistling swan, immature

I’m far from being an expert on the subject, but judging from the pink bill among other things, I believe this is an immature Whistling (Tundra) Swan. (Photo taken on Thompson River not far from Bend.)


November 23, 2009

Sunday night football

Filed under: Montana — montucky @ 11:21 pm

Sunday night football

We each have our own manner of enjoying the game.

November 20, 2009


On a hunt today, as I hiked along the Murr Creek trail and looked at the creek splashing and cascading through its canyon far below and wished it were easier to get down there (and that I had lashed my tripod to my pack), I remembered that I hadn’t posted this photo taken a couple weeks ago on Spring Creek, 50 miles away, but still in the Cabinet Mountains. It will have to do for now until the weather clears. (I’ll probably hunt in snow tomorrow.)

Spring Creek

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