Montana Outdoors

November 9, 2009

TeePee Creek trail

Filed under: Cabinet Mountains, Montana, Nature, Outdoors — Tags: , — montucky @ 10:59 pm

Yesterday at Spring Creek it was wet walking through tall grass in a light rain mixed with snow. Since today was partly clear, I looked forward to a dry hike but on the old TeePee Creek trail yesterday’s snow was rapidly melting and the grasses were even wetter than yesterday’s. This trail has been decommissioned for several years and the trail is mostly gone now but the old corridor still remains. The woods are pleasant to walk through even though the tall, wet grass isn’t.

TeePee Creek trail

The water drops from melted snow on the cedars made the leaves quite pretty and prompted me to try this 5 foot shot with a 300mm lens.

Cedar leaves

Well, it almost worked. Can you smell it?



  1. I believe I can smell the fresh evergreens!!! ;o)


    Comment by Stacey - Addicted to The Click — November 10, 2009 @ 2:35 am

  2. I particularly like the close-up of the droplets on the cedar. That is a very refreshing image.


    Comment by edvatza — November 10, 2009 @ 5:32 am

    • Refreshing is what I thought too, Ed. The cedars look especially nice in that canyon this year.


      Comment by montucky — November 10, 2009 @ 10:12 am

  3. I love the soothing smell of pines after a morning dew.


    Comment by scienceguy288 — November 10, 2009 @ 9:25 am

    • I do too. It’s easy to take that for granted around here and the smell of cedar where it is present is a reminder to notice the smell of the pines and firs too.


      Comment by montucky — November 10, 2009 @ 10:14 am

  4. ah, piney, dewy, lovely.


    Comment by Bo Mackison — November 10, 2009 @ 2:11 pm

  5. it’s so nice to see your part of the world from your eye… each photograph is so beautiful.


    Comment by kcjewel — November 10, 2009 @ 7:37 pm

    • I’m glad you enjoy the scenes, Jewel. It’s a beautiful country and I try to present it the way I see it, especially away from the roads.


      Comment by montucky — November 10, 2009 @ 7:54 pm

  6. awwwwww……makes me miss home. The redwoods here are amazing, but I miss the smells of the forrest there! Can you send me some smell? 🙂 Love you! Xoxo,


    Comment by juls — November 10, 2009 @ 7:49 pm

  7. One of my favorite smells! Wet cedar! (I also enjoy a cedar campfire as well!)


    Comment by Maureen — November 10, 2009 @ 8:32 pm

    • For years I wasn’t aware of all of the cedar so close to home, but finally found it in deep canyons that also have small streams that go under ground before they exit those canyons (except during early spring). I can now have quick access to the cedar.


      Comment by montucky — November 10, 2009 @ 9:30 pm

  8. What a beautiful walk and I bet the wooded scents were more pronounced because of the wet. I really like the tall trees with contrasting light grass shot!


    Comment by Anna Surface — November 11, 2009 @ 9:47 am

    • The trees in there are really beautiful, with many species represented. Lots of animal life too.


      Comment by montucky — November 11, 2009 @ 3:02 pm

  9. Yes, I can! Those water drops look beautiful. And such a vivid green.


    Comment by Candace — November 11, 2009 @ 10:40 pm

    • The cedar leaves came out just as they actually looked. They are so refreshing!


      Comment by montucky — November 11, 2009 @ 11:16 pm

  10. Yeah, I can smell the cedar. 🙂


    Comment by iheartfilm — November 14, 2009 @ 5:49 pm

    • Sometimes, when I walk through a lot of it, the smell goes home with me.


      Comment by montucky — November 14, 2009 @ 9:22 pm

  11. that close up is amazing!


    Comment by silken — November 25, 2009 @ 9:20 pm

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