Montana Outdoors

August 24, 2010

Cube Iron (4)

After leaving trail 1512 it’s less than half a mile to the summit, but a very steep half mile. On this trip, as on so many, once above the trees my camera is very busy as I try to capture the views in all directions and as the light changes across the landscape, beauty abounds.

It’s difficult to decide which photos best represent the true feel of this country, and I will probably post too many. The photos in this set were taken along perhaps three hundred yards of the trail after it cleared the tree line: at times like this I can imagine how a butterfly must feel upon emerging from its cocoon to see that the world is now so much different from what it was just moments ago.

The mountains begin to reveal more of themselves now and that creates an incredible feeling, though all the while I know that there will be even more to be seen upon the ascent to yet higher levels. But for now…

Scene from Cube Iron Mountain

Scene from Cube Iron Mountain

Scene from Cube Iron Mountain

Scene from Cube Iron Mountain

Scene from Cube Iron Mountain

Cube Iron Mountain

Scene from Cube Iron Mountain

Scene from Cube Iron Mountain

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