Montana Outdoors

May 15, 2011

Still snow up there!

Filed under: Mission Mountains — Tags: , — montucky @ 9:08 pm

Mission Mountains

Western Montana’s Mission Mountains photographed from along the Flathead River

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  1. The rugged beauty of the Mission Mountains is always an insperation on the drive between Missoula and Kalispell.

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    Comment by Jim — May 16, 2011 @ 4:48 am

    • They sure are Jim. There are some great views of them too from the Bison Range.

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      Comment by montucky — May 16, 2011 @ 8:06 am

  2. Love your snow capped mountains, Terry. Is it unusual for them to still have snow in mid-May?

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    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — May 16, 2011 @ 7:55 am

    • They usually have fairly heavy snow on them on into July. Many years, the Missions will have some snow on them all year long.

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      Comment by montucky — May 16, 2011 @ 8:08 am

  3. Beautiful, pristine landscape. I’d love to visit Montana some day.

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    Comment by stuaato — May 16, 2011 @ 8:58 am

    • It’s a beautiful part of the country, Stuart. I couldn’t stand to leave it again.

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      Comment by montucky — May 16, 2011 @ 9:11 am

  4. Hi Montucky, That’s a really beautiful picture! It is much cooler here the past couple of days. The high here where I live in Cumberland County, TN, will be 55 degrees today. That is quite a change from almost 89 degrees three days ago here. Spring in the South! Have a splendid day & keep showing us those wonderful scenes!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — May 16, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

    • By coincidence, 55 is the forecast for here today too! Our highest for this year though has only been 73.

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      Comment by montucky — May 16, 2011 @ 12:45 pm

  5. Snow, though shows the rugged contrasts, and a beautiful sweeping scene. πŸ™‚

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    Comment by Anna — May 16, 2011 @ 1:49 pm

    • Yes, the snow does highlight the ruggedness of the mountains.

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      Comment by montucky — May 16, 2011 @ 6:33 pm

  6. So beautiful! When I lived in Salt Lake City, I got so used to the mountains being around me I felt vulnerable when I moved to Texas’ coastal prairie!

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    Comment by shoreacres — May 16, 2011 @ 1:55 pm

  7. I can see why you don’t ever want to leave again. The next place I live will have a mountain view for sure.

    48ΒΊ here right now, and wet. Spring has sprung a leak.

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    Comment by sandy — May 16, 2011 @ 2:12 pm

    • We had about the same today after a good rain during the night. We’re expecting about a week of it.

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      Comment by montucky — May 16, 2011 @ 6:35 pm

  8. Starting from where you took this picture, it looks like an all-day hike to get to that snow.

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    Comment by knightofswords — May 16, 2011 @ 2:47 pm

    • Yes, and a very long day at that; probably about 25 miles.

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      Comment by montucky — May 16, 2011 @ 6:38 pm

      • When I was younger, that wouldn’t have been a daunting distance for a one-day hike. Today, we might want to use your Jeep to cheat on the thing a bit and start closer.

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        Comment by knightofswords — May 17, 2011 @ 6:59 am

  9. Beautiful! Guess I’ll quit complaining that the rain here is so cold. πŸ™‚ I love you!

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    Comment by juls — May 16, 2011 @ 6:44 pm

    • It was cool here today, only reaching 52. The scenes from the Bison Range were great.

      Love you too!

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      Comment by montucky — May 16, 2011 @ 8:39 pm

  10. What a beast of a mountain. That’s a great photo and it makes me cold!

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    Comment by kcjewel — May 16, 2011 @ 7:16 pm

  11. Lovely shot Terry. I can almost smell the fresh air!

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    Comment by Stacey Dawn — May 16, 2011 @ 9:50 pm

    • There’s still plenty of that up here Stacey! This is the time of year that I’m glad to see it warm up, but I start missing the cold breezes of winter.

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      Comment by montucky — May 16, 2011 @ 10:56 pm

  12. Awesome image and scene Terry !!

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    Comment by Bernie Kasper — May 17, 2011 @ 6:24 pm

    • Those mountains are gorgeous and especially so when they are snow covered. Lots of very nice vantage points available too.

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      Comment by montucky — May 17, 2011 @ 8:58 pm

  13. Just beautiful. Hey, we have mountains around the Valley of the Sun, Terry…well, sort of.

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    Comment by Candace — May 17, 2011 @ 9:26 pm

    • Four Peaks isn’t all that bad, and San Francisco Peak is a beautiful mountain too. You just have to look a little further in Arizona. It’s funny, we used to camp just north of the Rim between Payson and Flag at 8,000 feet and that’s higher than most of our mountains around here.

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      Comment by montucky — May 17, 2011 @ 9:31 pm

  14. White snow and green. Seems to be good combination.

    Those mountains are very beautiful, rounded differ very much from those sharp edges at background. In this photo they are similar to the Alps in Europe.

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    Comment by sartenada — May 19, 2011 @ 11:27 pm

    • Yes, they are similar, aren’t they! Very rugged mountains.

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      Comment by montucky — May 20, 2011 @ 9:40 pm

  15. About getting addicted to mountain views. Living around mountains you also get addicted to getting high enough up to have panorama views over the surrounding countryside. In the midwest, where I grew up, one had to climb a pretty tall tree, or more likely a fire lookout tower, to achieve that viewpoint.

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    Comment by Kim — May 23, 2011 @ 9:16 am

    • That’s both a blessing and a curse here in the lower Clark Fork. The top-down views are plentiful, but it’s a lot of work to get up to the high regions. Fortunately, there are lots of trails!

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      Comment by montucky — May 23, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

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    Comment by Kim — May 23, 2011 @ 9:17 am


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