Montana Outdoors

February 19, 2011

Air, land and water

Filed under: Cherry Peak roadless area — Tags: , — montucky @ 1:00 am

Morning on Eddy Peak

Protect them as though your life depended on it.


  1. Great advice! I shared this on my FB page.


    Comment by Aaron Theisen — February 19, 2011 @ 1:32 am

  2. Great Photo I have always liked getting above the valley fog it’s a perspective one dosen’t get to see very often.


    Comment by Jim — February 19, 2011 @ 3:52 am

    • I love it too Jim. It’s kind of like seeing two worlds at once.


      Comment by montucky — February 19, 2011 @ 7:58 pm

  3. Beautiful–and great advice!


    Comment by kateri — February 19, 2011 @ 7:00 am

  4. Gorgeous photo and a wonderful quote. I fear deeply for our forests.


    Comment by Tammy McLeod — February 19, 2011 @ 10:52 am

    • I do too, Tammy. From here I can see the beauty of the way this country used to be. As I walk through it, I see what it does for the planet, the great watershed. I also see parts of it being destroyed, constantly being nibbled away at.


      Comment by montucky — February 19, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

  5. Terry, this such a beautiful shot!! Great advice, too!


    Comment by Barbara — February 19, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

  6. This is one of your best, and certainly the best advice I have heard in a while. Who could not be moved by that photo?


    Comment by sandy — February 19, 2011 @ 2:30 pm

    • It’s a message that I wish I could deliver better, Sandy.


      Comment by montucky — February 20, 2011 @ 11:45 pm

  7. YIKES… nice to look at, but wouldn’t want to be holding the camera! and… I definitely try to do my part!


    Comment by kcjewel — February 19, 2011 @ 4:46 pm

    • You might do better than you think in some of these places, Jewel. I hope that those of who do our parts will be enough. It is currently a very precarious time for our planet.


      Comment by montucky — February 20, 2011 @ 11:47 pm

  8. Hi Montucky, You have said it all, and shown it! Good for you! Excellent photo and sentiment! Have a great day tomorrow!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — February 19, 2011 @ 6:55 pm

    • Thanks wildlifewatcher. I think that anything I can do helps, although knowing so many of those who visit my blog, I’m probably preaching to the choir.


      Comment by montucky — February 20, 2011 @ 11:49 pm

  9. Dear God in Heaven, that’s a gorgeous scene/view!!! =) I so so so love Montana!!! =)


    Comment by Tricia — February 19, 2011 @ 10:37 pm

    • This is a National Forest, Tricia. You are one of the owners, you know.


      Comment by montucky — February 19, 2011 @ 11:02 pm

  10. Our lives to, of course, depend on them. Nice clouds!


    Comment by knightofswords — February 20, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

    • Don’t you wish, Malcolm, that everyone would have had to good fortune to have the experience that we have had with the wild country!


      Comment by montucky — February 20, 2011 @ 11:51 pm

  11. Magical mist. Simply stunning landscape!


    Comment by Marcie — February 20, 2011 @ 2:26 pm

    • Thanks Marcie. It’s a place that is often on my mind.


      Comment by montucky — February 20, 2011 @ 11:52 pm

  12. gorgeous. and we sure take it for granted…


    Comment by silken — February 20, 2011 @ 4:02 pm

    • We do, Silken. And so many also think it is infinite when indeed it is very small and fragile.


      Comment by montucky — February 20, 2011 @ 11:53 pm

  13. Breathtaking photo, with a sentiment that we can never hear enough.


    Comment by farmhouse stories — February 20, 2011 @ 6:15 pm

    • I agree, Cait. Isn’t it interesting that the greatest of the Earth’s treasures are not ones we have to pay for, only protect!


      Comment by montucky — February 20, 2011 @ 11:59 pm

  14. Oh my! (speechless)


    Comment by Jeff Lynch — February 20, 2011 @ 7:53 pm

  15. Unreal view. It’s only a little planet, we forget how fragile the ecosystem really is and we’re certainly tampering with it badly.


    Comment by Candace — February 21, 2011 @ 12:22 am

    • We are, Candace. I’m old enough to be able to compare what exists today with what existed in the 40’s in Montana, and in the roughly 25 years I lived in the Valley of the Sun, the changes I saw were staggering, both in the desert and in the high country up north. I wonder if we will survive another such century.


      Comment by montucky — February 21, 2011 @ 12:41 am

  16. Because it does! Nice illustration of the water cycle, too, Terry. Reminds me of my time in the Cascade Mountains which got their name from clouds moving through the mountains just like this.


    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — February 21, 2011 @ 8:30 am

    • There are lots of similarities to the Cascades here. I spent time there too, when I went to school in Seattle.


      Comment by montucky — February 21, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

  17. You are so right! The message is really important. When among in the nature or in wilderness, then one understand it so well. Photo is very beautiful including so many elements.


    Comment by sartenada — February 22, 2011 @ 1:11 am

    • I do what I can to get everyone to think about protecting the remaining wild country. The forests are so vital to our watershed and have been damaged too much already. The biodiversity of the native wildlife is equally important because as we are beginning to see, their interaction with the plant life keeps the whole thing in balance. It’s a hard job because those who do not get out into the wild country just don’t understand.


      Comment by montucky — February 22, 2011 @ 11:16 pm

  18. Amen!!! And – this is fabulously gorgeous!


    Comment by Stacey Dawn — February 22, 2011 @ 6:35 pm

    • Thanks Stacey! I think that one of the best ways to understand the beauty of this planet is to get way up high like this and look directly across the surface of it. The clouds in the valley make one focus on the edges of our world.


      Comment by montucky — February 22, 2011 @ 11:17 pm

  19. Perfect! Now can we all get our rear ends in gear and follow this advice. Come on everyone! Locally, in your state, federally there is a lot of work to do!


    Comment by Bill — February 23, 2011 @ 8:26 am

    • There is even more than there was a year ago now that the wave of politics seems to be anti-environmental. We need every little bit of help we can get! The bi-partisan hate that is in vogue now does not serve the natural world well at all.


      Comment by montucky — February 23, 2011 @ 9:51 pm

  20. Indeed. Gorgeous, majestic capture! I love the sweeping clouds.


    Comment by Anna — February 23, 2011 @ 9:06 am

    • It was a gorgeous scene, Anna, extending for miles on both sides of that high ridge. I was so fortunate to be there at that exact time!


      Comment by montucky — February 23, 2011 @ 9:53 pm

  21. What a photograph–mesmerizing. And you are so right, this is the only earth we have, I don’t think we’re going to get another chance if we mess it up.


    Comment by Bo Mackison — February 23, 2011 @ 1:37 pm

    • The irony is that the earth will survive and the way we are going, our species won’t. Sitting on top of these tall mountain tops and looking out over the forests and the years makes it easy to understand. Sadly, today most folks don’t have that perspective.


      Comment by montucky — February 23, 2011 @ 9:56 pm

  22. Our lives do depend on it… this is another marvelous image… you are so lucky to live so near to this gorgeous part of the US… if it weren’t for the cold… I’d think seriously of moving to Red Lodge year around but I’ve found my tolerance for cold has decreased considerably over the past few years!


    Comment by Victoria — February 24, 2011 @ 11:24 am

    • The severe cold such as what we are having this week is not pleasant for me either and it is so dangerous to so many folks. I can still get out into the winter and enjoy it but many can’t. I often wish it were possible for us to live here in the warmer parts of the year and in Arizona for the winter months but that isn’t to be for us.


      Comment by montucky — February 24, 2011 @ 2:54 pm

  23. Wow – a view of zooming into nature.
    And good advice. Very important.


    Comment by Val Erde — February 25, 2011 @ 5:53 pm

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