Montana Outdoors

November 22, 2010

From out of the past…

Filed under: Hunting — montucky @ 10:54 pm

Tonight as I looked back at some of this year’s photos I came across this image. It was scanned from a not-too-good photo that was taken during an archery elk hunt in 1980 in Colorado’s San Juan Wilderness. It struck me as funny that when I first looked at the old photo I recognized the horses but didn’t immediately recognize the person (me).

San Juan Wilderness


  1. That is funny – but maybe it’s because the photo is a little dark??? Beautiful country though!


    Comment by Stacey Dawn — November 23, 2010 @ 4:55 am

    • That was a short spell of sun in a week of rain. Great trip though!


      Comment by montucky — November 23, 2010 @ 9:31 pm

  2. And you ride, too. You have the perfect life. šŸ™‚


    Comment by Robin — November 23, 2010 @ 7:27 am

    • I do like to ride, but those horses belonged to the outfitter. Very good ones, too!


      Comment by montucky — November 23, 2010 @ 9:32 pm

  3. Oh now that sounds like something I would do! heheheee =)


    Comment by Tricia — November 23, 2010 @ 10:18 am

    • I’d love to take that trip again! We were 27 miles into the wilderness for 9 days.


      Comment by montucky — November 23, 2010 @ 9:34 pm

  4. I love it! Will you send me a copy? Why wasn’t I on the back of the horse with you? hehe Love you Dad!


    Comment by Juls — November 23, 2010 @ 1:17 pm

    • Hi Hon! I just emailed you the photo. At that time, you would have just about fit into a saddle bag! Other than that, you would have loved that trip!


      Comment by montucky — November 23, 2010 @ 9:35 pm

  5. I like photographs that tell a bit about the person. This one does, even if you don’t remember it. Do you still have horses?


    Comment by sandy — November 23, 2010 @ 4:11 pm

    • I wish I had horses! No, these were the outfitter’s. I’m kind of thinking about getting a horse now though. (Those trails are getting steeper and longer every year!)


      Comment by montucky — November 23, 2010 @ 9:36 pm

  6. I find myself agreeing with Robin!


    Comment by kateri — November 23, 2010 @ 7:34 pm

  7. You look like a genuine cowboy!


    Comment by Candace — November 23, 2010 @ 8:38 pm

    • Not much of a cowboy, but I do love horses, especially good trail horses.


      Comment by montucky — November 23, 2010 @ 9:39 pm

  8. fun! I am finding myself not recognizing myself when I look in the mirror…


    Comment by silken — November 23, 2010 @ 10:49 pm

    • I wonder of sometimes we are to busy to really be ourselves.


      Comment by montucky — November 23, 2010 @ 10:59 pm

      • hmmm-now that is something to think about….and I just thought it was old age! šŸ˜‰


        Comment by silken — November 25, 2010 @ 5:19 pm

  9. What a great photo, looks almost like a painting to me. And it’s great to see a picture of you out on the land you love.


    Comment by Cait — November 24, 2010 @ 7:51 am

    • That really is a great place to be. It’s so good that we still have wilderness!


      Comment by montucky — November 24, 2010 @ 2:14 pm

  10. Oh, way cool! So very western. I really like the photo. What freedom to ride on a great horse in the wide and rugged countryside!


    Comment by Anna — November 24, 2010 @ 8:18 am

    • That was a wonderful trip, Anna. I love being in wilderness places anyway, and the horses let us cover and enjoy much more of it. We hunted just above timber line and camped about a thousand feet below.


      Comment by montucky — November 24, 2010 @ 2:18 pm

  11. Nice to see a pic of you at last (are there any others here?) even if you’re shrouded in mystery… er, shadow!

    Nice horses. I see from a comment above that you want to get a horse for yourself now. I hope you do – and I hope you take some photos of the both of you.


    Comment by Val Erde — November 24, 2010 @ 3:58 pm

    • I have very few photos of myself, Val; no good ones. Maybe some day.


      Comment by montucky — November 24, 2010 @ 7:05 pm

  12. Hey, hey this is so great. I really love to see old photos. In my eyes You could be a very respected cowboy!

    I have taken photos from photos and they are succeeded quite well.


    Comment by sartenada — November 26, 2010 @ 8:01 am

    • Here in Montana, every young boy wants to be a cowboy and many do. The rest of us are just part-timers, but the desire never entirely goes away.


      Comment by montucky — November 26, 2010 @ 3:13 pm

  13. Too funny that you didn’t recognize yourself… definitely looks like an “old west” image!


    Comment by Victoria — December 1, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

    • That was about as close to the “old west” as I could get, and pretty close it was at that. It was a week spent back about a hundred years ago.


      Comment by montucky — December 1, 2010 @ 9:09 pm

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