Montana Outdoors

October 1, 2010

Mt Silcox (6)

The photos with this post were taken from the top of Mt Silcox and I will post two more sets to complete the photo documentation of the mountain and trail 478. It is a place to which I will return.

From Mt Silcox

From Mt Silcox

From Mt Silcox

From Mt Silcox

From Mt Silcox

From Mt Silcox

From Mt Silcox

From Mt Silcox

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  1. Wowzers! That infinity feeling again looking at these gorgeous views. In the second photo, I really like the slanting down, and with the fourth, mountain tops on and on… so lovely. It must be invigorating to hike in this area… and breathtaking!

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    Comment by Anna Surface — October 2, 2010 @ 2:18 pm

    • It’s impossible to describe the feeling of being up there, especially from my perspective, but it’s wonderful. I hope at some time you and Preston can have the experience.

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      Comment by montucky — October 2, 2010 @ 9:21 pm

  2. It’s hard to pick a favorite photo so I’m sure it’s even harder to pick a favorite view.

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    Comment by Candace — October 2, 2010 @ 6:19 pm

    • It is hard, and all the harder because with weather changes and light changes the views also keep changing. Often I will take photos on the way up and others of the same view on the way down and they are entirely different scenes. Incredible!

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      Comment by montucky — October 2, 2010 @ 9:23 pm

  3. really montucky, how can you ever decide which photo is your favorite?! it takes all of them to give us a glimpse and I am sure we still can’t really appreciate all that you live in a matter of a day! thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos! I think they are all your favorite! 🙂

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    Comment by silken — October 2, 2010 @ 6:20 pm

    • Yes, Silken, I guess they are all my favorites. I wish I were able to post a slideshow of the photos from a trip in a full-screen format, which is one of the ways I view them. When I do, it just floods my mind with the images both on the screen and from them memories of being there.

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      Comment by montucky — October 2, 2010 @ 9:26 pm

  4. How many miles did you walk documenting trail 478?

    Malcolm

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    Comment by knightofswords — October 2, 2010 @ 6:51 pm

    • Trail 478 is pretty short, Malcolm, only about three miles from the trail head at 5,400 feet to the top at 6,857 feet, so I only walked about six miles in total. That trail meets another at the top (trail 450) and that one goes maybe 20 miles up to Mt Headley.

      Those are fairly typical numbers for the pack trails that still exist to the old lookouts. Yesterday I hiked to an old lookout site in the Reservation Divide roadless area that was three miles long, but the vertical was 2,300 feet. Because the day was hot (85), the hike was grueling and not nearly as scenic as in the Cube Iron – Silcox area.

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      Comment by montucky — October 2, 2010 @ 10:25 pm

  5. Love the depth of that valley – that depth that makes it seem like you can see forever – gorgeous shots Terry!

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    Comment by Stacey Dawn — October 2, 2010 @ 10:11 pm

    • The valley is about 4,400 feet below the peak, and it does look like it goes forever. I have enjoyed those peaks so much this summer. Once on one of those trails, it seem that everything else on earth leaves your mind.

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      Comment by montucky — October 2, 2010 @ 10:33 pm

  6. hello!This was a really fabulous blog!
    I come from roma, I was luck to search your website in google
    Also I get much in your blog really thanks very much i will come later

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    Comment by bet365 italia — October 3, 2010 @ 7:37 pm

  7. OK, that’s it. I’m going to plant myself myself at the top, somewhere near that old lookout tower foundation, and just sit there for the rest of my days. I could never leave a scene like that.

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    Comment by Robin — October 4, 2010 @ 5:47 am

    • As a matter of fact, I did sit for a spell on the lee side of that old foundation out of the wind and just enjoy the views. Sometimes it is hard to go back down, although not so much these days because I know I can soon go again to that place or one like it. And I know I will go back to that place, probably next summer, that time with a sleeping bag so I can spend the night there.

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      Comment by montucky — October 4, 2010 @ 6:44 pm

  8. Heavenly!

    If you like photographing old barns, come join my new meme this evening & post your pic – I’m starting one called ‘Old Barns’ & would love for you to join!

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    Comment by Tricia — October 4, 2010 @ 10:41 am

    • Thank you for thinking of me, Tricia, but I haven’t any photos that would fit that meme. I will certainly visit this evening though!

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      Comment by montucky — October 4, 2010 @ 6:46 pm

  9. Hi Montucky, This sixth set of the pictures is so great! You really had such expansive vistas! Fabulous photography! Have a wonderful day!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — October 4, 2010 @ 8:13 pm

    • Thanks, wildlifewatcher! I hope you have a great day tomorrow too!

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      Comment by montucky — October 4, 2010 @ 9:40 pm

  10. These are breathtaking, Montucky! I like how you include the ledge where one might stand, I feel like might step into the photo. Such a wonderful expanse.

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    Comment by Cait — October 5, 2010 @ 4:55 am

    • Thanks Cait! I do try to show the country the way I saw it in a “here’s what it looks like” fashion.

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      Comment by montucky — October 5, 2010 @ 7:46 pm

  11. I love most of all from the top fourth photo. When saying that Your photos are wonderful, I think that I am repeating myself, but in fact they really are – all photos.

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    Comment by sartenada — October 7, 2010 @ 10:45 pm

    • That photo is toward the east, looking up the Clark Fork of the Columbia River valley. The Cabinet Mountains are on the left side of the valley and the Coeur d’Alenes are on the right side.

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      Comment by montucky — October 7, 2010 @ 10:59 pm


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