Montana Outdoors

August 6, 2010

Thompson Peak (4)

As is the case on many of the tall mountains in this area, the top of Thompson Peak is very rocky, as is the ridge that leads to the summit. Despite the very high temperatures in the middle of the fire, the expanses of rock did provide a certain amount of fire-break and there some of the forest was spared. It will be a big help with the regeneration of that part of the forest.

Trail 291 to Thompson Peak

Trail 291 to Thompson Peak

Trail 291 to Thompson Peak

Trail 291 to Thompson Peak

Trail 291 to Thompson Peak

Trail 291 to Thompson Peak

From trail 291

This scene looks down at Little Thompson Peak and shows a pocket of trees that was sheltered from the flames by the rocky peak itself. Seeds from there will start replanting the nearby areas.

Little Thompson Peak

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