Montana Outdoors

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



  1. Another beautiful picture! I love the foliage to the side of the photo. Is it an evergreen tree? It looks kind of prehistoric! =)


    Comment by kateri — November 21, 2009 @ 5:32 am

    • Thanks! Those are the lower branches of a young cedar. I liked the way they sort of swept into the frame.


      Comment by montucky — November 21, 2009 @ 9:09 am

  2. This is so beautiful in the rich colors and the water flow, and the evergreen tree on the side!


    Comment by Anna Surface — November 21, 2009 @ 9:23 am

    • There is a lot of beauty hidden back in these small canyons. So many people never get to see them because of the distance from the roads and they are either just unable to hike in there or unwilling or afraid.


      Comment by montucky — November 21, 2009 @ 10:06 am

  3. The moss next to the cascading water and rock makes the scene seem primordial. Very cool.


    Comment by scienceguy288 — November 21, 2009 @ 4:11 pm

    • With the mosses doing that well, I can’t stay away from the place. They do make the setting.


      Comment by montucky — November 21, 2009 @ 9:04 pm

  4. Did you see any gnomes? Beautiful!


    Comment by Maureen — November 21, 2009 @ 7:14 pm

    • Didn’t see any, but I won’t say they aren’t there. In a week or so that might be a place to go to see some ice along the stream though. That will be pretty!


      Comment by montucky — November 21, 2009 @ 9:06 pm

  5. the moss is definitely a thing to behold. no wonder moss doesn’t grow here… obviously it likes it cold and wet. do you ever meet up with brother bear on any of your hikes? i presume you are armed with more than just a camer… just in case of course.


    Comment by kcjewel — November 21, 2009 @ 10:45 pm

    • Yes, the moss does like it cold and wet and this canyon is both, plus quite dark.

      I see black bears frequently, seven this summer and three of those were right in this immediate area. I love seeing them! So far I’ve seen Grizzly sign in several areas but I haven’t run into one of them.

      Yes, I almost always carry a .357, but more because of cats than bears.


      Comment by montucky — November 21, 2009 @ 11:27 pm

  6. Spectacular photo!


    Comment by Candace — November 21, 2009 @ 11:36 pm

  7. Love it, Terry. The water is blurred perfectly and the lush greens set off the image very nicely. Good work. Hope the hunt is going well.


    Comment by edvatza — November 23, 2009 @ 5:58 am

    • Thanks Ed! Our hunts always are great: sometimes we even bag something. Today’s was really special: my son was so close to a big buck that he couldn’t get a shot, and he thought it was probably the best hunt he’s ever had!


      Comment by montucky — November 23, 2009 @ 7:33 pm

  8. Another captivating shot, I like the subtle diagonal that pulls the eye with the water from upper left to lower right. Hope you have a productive hunt, in a setting like that how could it not be?


    Comment by DaveABirding — November 23, 2009 @ 11:19 am

    • Thanks Dave! You’re right: the setting makes the hunt!


      Comment by montucky — November 23, 2009 @ 7:34 pm

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