Montana Outdoors

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).



  1. I would love to travel that road and see what is beyond the bend.


    Comment by Preston Surface — November 28, 2009 @ 2:03 pm

    • Next summer for that now, Preston. I drove up a couple miles and had to turn around because of the snow and ice.


      Comment by montucky — November 28, 2009 @ 5:47 pm

  2. that is interesting! I like the paw prints on the sign too.


    Comment by silken — November 28, 2009 @ 7:12 pm

    • I like the paw prints too, but I think they are a little misleading. It’s good that they do let folks know about the Griz presence.


      Comment by montucky — November 28, 2009 @ 7:26 pm

  3. Lotsa danger lurking…


    Comment by Candace — November 29, 2009 @ 2:58 am

    • Risks, but low risks, Candace. The highways are the really scary places.


      Comment by montucky — November 29, 2009 @ 9:03 am

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