Montana Outdoors

March 23, 2010

No-name Falls

No-name Falls

This is found at the northeast end of Dog Lake on the Flathead Indian Reservation.



  1. Such nice, soft, flowy water.


    Comment by Stacey Dawn — March 23, 2010 @ 8:22 pm

  2. Perhaps you should name it, something suitable like Montucky Falls. Looks refreshing.



    Comment by knightofswords — March 23, 2010 @ 8:27 pm

    • I will have to call the tribe: it may have an Indian name but doesn’t appear on the map.

      The flow now is about a tenth of the volume it would normally have this time of year and this time there is no more snow above it. It may be dry by summer.


      Comment by montucky — March 23, 2010 @ 10:08 pm

      • Yes, it could well have an Indian name. A low flow level this early in the year doesn’t bode well.



        Comment by knightofswords — March 24, 2010 @ 3:33 pm

        • The lack of water this summer will be a very serious problem. I have already found small streams that usually flow all year, dry already this year, two that I’ve never seen dry before.

          I was going to call the tribe today and see if they had a name for this waterfall, but I had to respond to a house fire this morning and a grass fire this afternoon. Hopefully tomorrow.


          Comment by montucky — March 24, 2010 @ 8:01 pm

  3. What a beautiful waterfall!


    Comment by kateri — March 23, 2010 @ 8:30 pm

    • Thanks kateri. It is now and I’m glad I visited when I did.


      Comment by montucky — March 23, 2010 @ 10:09 pm

  4. Ha, Montucky Falls! Perfect!


    Comment by Bo Mackison — March 23, 2010 @ 9:42 pm

    • If it were, I think I’d have to take better care of it, Bo.


      Comment by montucky — March 23, 2010 @ 10:11 pm

  5. How beautiful and silky. You can see where the falls hits the rocks on the way down. Love the deep, rich colors of the rocks and moss.


    Comment by Anna Surface — March 24, 2010 @ 5:32 am

    • The way it is situated, the sun doesn’t hit the moss wall and the moss is watered by spray.


      Comment by montucky — March 24, 2010 @ 8:02 pm

  6. Another vote for Momtucky Falls!

    I was going to ask how the flow was. Looks like the Spring snows are hitting south of you. Same weather pattern as what’s been with us all winter.


    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — March 24, 2010 @ 7:52 am

    • Yes, the same pattern has persisted all winter. Tomorrow the forecast is for rain, but lately when it does rain it is not much ore than a mist; no accumulation.


      Comment by montucky — March 24, 2010 @ 8:03 pm

  7. yep,…. Montucky Falls, for sure!


    Comment by Cedar — March 24, 2010 @ 11:16 am

    • If my pager quits going off I’ll see if the tribe has a name for it. I’m a little surprised though that they haven’t at least maintained a nice trail to it, but they haven’t.


      Comment by montucky — March 24, 2010 @ 8:05 pm

  8. I don’t know about a name but I wish I were sitting there right now.


    Comment by burstmode — March 24, 2010 @ 11:37 am

    • Not a bad spot to sit a spell burstmode, especially in the heat of summer. It’s shady and the water is cold.


      Comment by montucky — March 24, 2010 @ 8:06 pm

  9. I like water coming out of rocks. Can’t believe someone hasn’t named, though.


    Comment by Sandy — March 24, 2010 @ 3:12 pm

    • I will do more research, Sandy. I use Forest Service maps of the Lolo National Forest for this area. They show some of the Reservation, but not all of the names of streams and places. I haven’t been able to find a good map of the Res.


      Comment by montucky — March 24, 2010 @ 8:08 pm

  10. Nice water flow movement.


    Comment by Candace — March 24, 2010 @ 7:11 pm

    • With the low flow rate, the configuration of the rocks behind the water is somewhat visible which is actually more interesting to me than the falls with a higher volume of water. This photo of it was taken last year, and the perspective is different, but you an see how much more flow there was,


      Comment by montucky — March 24, 2010 @ 8:12 pm

  11. I like this a LOT, Terry. Particularly the harder edges where the water is glancing over each successive layer of rock. Just the right amount of silkiness. Very cool!


    Comment by edvatza — March 31, 2010 @ 4:30 am

    • At first I was lamenting the low flow rate this year, but because of it, one can see the structure of the rocks and I liked that.


      Comment by montucky — March 31, 2010 @ 8:00 pm

  12. Fantastic photo.

    The “Montucky Falls” is like a bride’s veil. Good job!


    Comment by sartenada — March 31, 2010 @ 11:10 pm

    • Thank you. It is like a veil: I had not thought of that!


      Comment by montucky — April 1, 2010 @ 9:21 pm

  13. Aaaaahhh! On a hot summer day just to sit with one’s feet in this ice cold water is heaven! Great shot. Lovely colors, grand depiction of this luscious waterfall, Terry.


    Comment by Iona — April 11, 2010 @ 2:34 pm

    • There’s also a lake near this falls, Iona, if you really want to cool off. It’s near Rainbow Lake on the Flathead Indian Reservation.


      Comment by montucky — April 11, 2010 @ 7:30 pm

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