Montana Outdoors

September 13, 2010

South of Big Hole, west of Spring Creek (2)

Filed under: Teepee-Spring Creek roadless area — Tags: , , — montucky @ 10:40 pm

On a day that was not expected to be clear and sunny, it seemed a good idea to take a long walk on an old logging road in the high country.

After about a mile through thick forest, where the road topped a ridge and began a slight descent into more open country, the wind coming up from there had a serious bite to it and a stop to add a layer of clothing was in order. After the heat of summer, a sudden exposure to an icy wind is both a contrast and a prelude to fall.

The added clothing was an improvement, but good, comfortable warmth came only with the rain and the addition of a poncho which blocked the wind as well as the rain and produced a comfortable sense of security from the elements. It was a wonderful day to hike!

There is just a touch of color beginning in the high country now, with many of the huckleberry bushes turning red and just some of the taller brush getting a few golden leaves. It will be a few more weeks before the full fall colors arrive here.

Here are a few photos to show what it looked like on that old road that day:

Along an old road south of Big Hole

Along an old road south of Big Hole

Along an old road south of Big Hole

Along an old road south of Big Hole

Along an old road south of Big Hole

Along an old road south of Big Hole

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