Montana Outdoors

January 5, 2011

Winter and spring

Yesterday I walked a mile or so of the Munson Creek trail on a fresh blanket of pure white powder. I walked in a winter world.

Munson Creek trail in winter

Munson Creek trail

The day was pleasant, with a little snow in the crisp cool air, yet I couldn’t stop thinking about hiking that trail soon in the spring world of mid-April when in the high country, some two miles from the trail head, the Trilliums will be in bloom again.

Western white trillium

Pacific trillium, Western White Trillium, Trillium ovatum

Snowy day on the Clark Fork

Filed under: Winter — Tags: , — montucky @ 12:42 am

Winter on the Clark Fork

Yup, it was just as cold as it looks.

I ventured down near the river on that day to attempt to ambush a Golden Eagle that a friend had seen and called me about. (The Golden was too smart for me though, and I still don’t have a good photo of his species.) The tree, however, was easier quarry and the river looked as it typically does after a stretch of very cold weather.

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