Montana Outdoors

December 1, 2009

From trail 345

Filed under: Cabinet Mountains, Hiking, Hunting, Montana, Nature, Outdoors — Tags: — montucky @ 9:41 am

From trail 345

From trail 345

From trail 345

A few scenes from what has become one of my favorite trails in the Cabinet Mountains. I’m anxious to walk on it when it’s covered with deep snow.



  1. Great landscapes. You really have captured what nature looks like in areas of vast amounts of nature. It makes me long for my camp in Canada.


    Comment by Maggie — December 1, 2009 @ 10:53 am

    • Probably quite close to what you see in Canada, Maggie. We’re only a hundred miles from the border. Probably quite different from what you’re seeing in Italy though!


      Comment by montucky — December 1, 2009 @ 12:58 pm

  2. Doesn’t look like winter is too far away from you. We’re still in the 40s, no signs of snow. It’s late this year…not complaining. But I’ll like it fine to photograph in its pristine white.


    Comment by Bo Mackison — December 1, 2009 @ 11:20 am

    • Winter is only a few thousand feet above us now. I’m really looking forward to some snow, although not so much on the roads.


      Comment by montucky — December 1, 2009 @ 12:59 pm

  3. Incredible! In the middle photo–is that the trees bending or is it a manmade structure?


    Comment by Barbara — December 1, 2009 @ 12:34 pm

    • Those are trees naturally bent, Barbara: I don’t know exactly what caused them to do that, but it isn’t really too rare. Probably a combination of snow load last winter and heavy wind.


      Comment by montucky — December 1, 2009 @ 1:02 pm

  4. Such pretty color still… I bet it will be gorgeous when covered wtih a thick blanket of snow!


    Comment by Stacey - Addicted to The Click — December 1, 2009 @ 3:47 pm

    • It will be; on one of those very cold, very clear days.


      Comment by montucky — December 1, 2009 @ 4:49 pm

  5. You are surrounded by so much beauty!


    Comment by kateri — December 1, 2009 @ 7:07 pm

    • That’s so true, kateri. There is an inexhaustible supply here, yet the best of it is available only to those who will go out to encounter it, giving them double the reward.


      Comment by montucky — December 1, 2009 @ 7:34 pm

  6. and I look forward to the snow pictures too! these are awesome!!


    Comment by kcjewel — December 1, 2009 @ 7:09 pm

    • These are just a few of the views from along this trail. The nice thing is that they are constantly changing in their character. Give me a great excuse to travel there often.


      Comment by montucky — December 1, 2009 @ 7:37 pm

  7. It still looks very autumnal there. Those bent trees are very interesting. I look forward to your snowy photos but, honestly, I don’t think I could stand cold weather anymore after all these years here. I can’t stand being cold anymore, brrrrr.


    Comment by Candace — December 1, 2009 @ 11:48 pm

    • So far this year it has stayed fairly warm, but now we’re getting some cold air in. It is 12° at the moment.


      Comment by montucky — December 2, 2009 @ 9:09 am

  8. Wonderful! But all of your photos are!!
    Those Tamarack/Larch trees light up like torches, don’t they? Love them with the contrasts they present to the evergreens. Great shot. Have been browsing witnessing what I’ve missed over this past couple of months. Lovely, Lovely, lovely. 😀


    Comment by pilgrim30 — December 23, 2009 @ 6:53 pm

    • Thanks Iona! I love the Larch too. They have now lost nearly all of their needles. Not too long though until they will turn that pretty lime green with new ones.


      Comment by montucky — December 23, 2009 @ 8:44 pm

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