Montana Outdoors

July 31, 2010

Mt Headley (5)

A few more photos taken from the top of Mt Headley. In the fifth one, you can see the lookout cabin that still stands atop Priscilla Peak, about six air miles to the southeast.

Scene from Mt Headley

Scene from Mt Headley

Scene from Mt Headley

Scene to the northwest with the tall peaks of the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness in the background:

Scene from Mt Headley

Priscilla Peak Lookout

An un-named peak in the roadless area to the south:

Scene to the south from Mt Headley


  1. What a beautiful, magestic place!


    Comment by kateri — July 31, 2010 @ 8:17 pm

  2. It is amazing to see such beautiful country that is not spoiled by humans. Rugged and natural. I really like all the photo views and the last one especially.


    Comment by Anna — August 1, 2010 @ 5:54 am

    • There are so many views from the mountain tops and they change with the sky conditions which can be very rapidly up there. Lots of fun for the photographer!


      Comment by montucky — August 1, 2010 @ 8:45 am

  3. It is really something up there, just gorgeous! I can’t believe how much pristine, natural area you seem to have.


    Comment by Candace — August 1, 2010 @ 9:43 am

    • Besides wilderness area, there are 6,374,910 acres of roadless areas in Montana. They are mostly area where the terrain is so rugged that putting in roads for logging is very difficult or costly and in many places, impossible. Nevertheless there are still people trying to get access to exploit them for the resources they contain, or, in the case of ORV’s, just to ride thrill machines through them.


      Comment by montucky — August 1, 2010 @ 8:35 pm

  4. As always, the big sky is there for great pictures.


    Comment by knightofswords — August 1, 2010 @ 10:06 am

    • Yes, it is a great place for cloud watchers and the blue does seem to go on forever.


      Comment by montucky — August 1, 2010 @ 8:39 pm

  5. I’m so glad the wilderness has been protected. This area you have shown is a treasure! Nicely photographed. I can see how much you enjoyed your trip!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — August 1, 2010 @ 1:57 pm

    • These roadless lands are indeed treasures, and for now they do have some protection under the “roadless rule”, but there are many of us who would like to see that strengthened and a lot more of the roadless areas designated as wilderness, which is the only real protection. It’s my opinion that we need to preserve all of these remaining areas for future generations to enjoy, but even more importantly for their value as a watershed and a refuge for all of the species of wildlife that still remain. Were they to all disappear, it would be a severe and perhaps fatal blow to the balance of nature.


      Comment by montucky — August 1, 2010 @ 8:44 pm

  6. On a clear day, you can see…forever?


    Comment by Bo Mackison — August 9, 2010 @ 10:33 pm

    • On a really clear day it seems so. I would just love to be able to get up there on one of those -30° days in winter when there are no clouds at all and not a hint of moisture in the air.


      Comment by montucky — August 9, 2010 @ 10:38 pm

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