Montana Outdoors

April 9, 2010

Spring? What Spring!

Spring Creek trail

Along Spring Creek trail

Spring Creek trail

Spring Creek trail

On the Spring Creek trail today. As cold as it looks? No, much colder!



  1. Oh my. . .

    Great (tack sharp) shots. Snow in April? Oh my . . .


    Comment by Jeff Lynch — April 9, 2010 @ 7:39 pm

    • Thanks Jeff. Yes, fresh snow. We made it to 43° today, but it wasn’t nearly that warm in the canyon; probably still in the 20’s there. That canyon is cold in the summer.


      Comment by montucky — April 9, 2010 @ 9:04 pm

  2. Um….looks like Christmas!! “We wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a Merry Christmas…” I hope it warms up Terry!


    Comment by Stacey Dawn — April 9, 2010 @ 9:25 pm

    • That’s more snow than we had a Christmas. This is a rather cold spring, but snow in April is not unusual here (or in May or June or July). We could use some sun though. The wildflowers are starting to bloom, but the domestics are pretty sad.


      Comment by montucky — April 9, 2010 @ 10:14 pm

  3. Oh, brrr, I’d be getting pretty sick of that about now even though it’s beautiful.


    Comment by Candace — April 10, 2010 @ 12:15 am

    • That was cold, but today there’s a bit of sun. Soon it will be warm again. We do have about three more winter months than I would like though.


      Comment by montucky — April 10, 2010 @ 8:41 am

  4. That first photo really sticks with me…


    Comment by burstmode — April 10, 2010 @ 7:22 am

    • That was taken near the start of the trail. It’s like an invitation to hike. The trail extends from there (at about 2,600 feet) for about 5 miles where it intersects with two other trails and ascends to Big Hole Peak and the Big Hole Lookout at about 7,000 feet.


      Comment by montucky — April 10, 2010 @ 8:46 am

  5. Wow! Look at that snow! I love the first photo… just beautiful with that pathway that leads beyond.


    Comment by Anna Surface — April 10, 2010 @ 9:00 am

    • I can’t resist hiking a trail that starts out like that! I know this one pretty well by now and walking on it is like visiting with an old friend.


      Comment by montucky — April 10, 2010 @ 9:08 am

  6. I see that Colorado also got a dusting of snow. Temperature here in GA during the week was up into the 80s. Now it’s cooled off. No snow, though.


    Comment by knightofswords — April 10, 2010 @ 8:26 pm

    • I’ve seen temps in the 80’s reported from several areas. We hit the 50’s today for a change: yesterday’s high was 43 and it was 25 last night.


      Comment by montucky — April 10, 2010 @ 9:23 pm

  7. brrrrrr… it was 75 here today, FINALLY! all of the photos are awesome, but the third one is my favorite. perfectly framed… i feel like i could enter that “doorway”!


    Comment by kcjewel — April 10, 2010 @ 8:37 pm

    • Good to see your warm weather returning!

      There are several sections of that trail that are really inviting, maybe a little more so in the summer.


      Comment by montucky — April 10, 2010 @ 9:25 pm

  8. I love that third photo, too. The weather people keep threatening snow here, but none so far, though it did get will below freezing the night before last.


    Comment by kateri — April 11, 2010 @ 10:43 am

    • If you’re outdoors much here you always prepare for cold and snow no matter what time of year and especially if you plan to get into the higher elevations. A few years ago I spent most of a day hiking above the clouds at about 7000 feet taking pictures in the snow… in June. When I came back down, the folks in the valley had no idea there was snow up there.


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

  9. Truly Magnificent!


    Comment by Iona — April 11, 2010 @ 4:54 pm

    • Thanks Iona. The cedar canyon is a really pretty place. In summer there are large stands of Devil’s Club there too.


      Comment by montucky — April 11, 2010 @ 7:12 pm

  10. Cool photos. I like that forest scenery and I guess that it would be lovely to stroll there. Well, when talking about spring in our small garden we still about 7 inches snow here and there. Next week it has smelted, I guess.


    Comment by sartenada — April 13, 2010 @ 4:44 am

    • We had very little snow this winter, none building up in valley locations which is unusual. This was a short storm that stayed in the cold temperature of the canyon. Yes, that’s a pleasant trail although it gets quite aggressive after the first few miles.


      Comment by montucky — April 13, 2010 @ 9:24 am

  11. Is that powdered sugar =-)


    Comment by Sandy — April 18, 2010 @ 8:13 pm

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