Montana Outdoors

August 21, 2011

Dusk at Vermilion Pass

Filed under: Camping, Hiking — Tags: — montucky @ 9:36 pm

Dusk at Vermilion Pass

Dusk at Vermilion Pass

Dusk at Vermilion Pass

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  1. So beautiful, I feel like I’m right there. Thanks for sharing your view of this expansive world you live in!

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    Comment by farmhouse stories — August 21, 2011 @ 11:29 pm

    • This pass is a little remote, about 15 miles off the highway and on top of a divide at 6,000 feet. The first two photos were looking south and southeast, the last looking northwest.

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      Comment by Montucky — August 22, 2011 @ 8:52 pm

  2. So pretty. I love the perfect half moon.

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    Comment by Candace — August 22, 2011 @ 12:10 am

    • The moon was very pretty that night. The sky was very clear. II wished that I had a tripod with me though.

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      Comment by Montucky — August 22, 2011 @ 8:55 pm

  3. The subtle colors and tones in these photographs are amazing. You really have replicated the true spirit of landscapes the few get to see!

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    Comment by Wild_Bill — August 22, 2011 @ 6:26 am

    • It is surprising how well the camera handles those subtle colors.

      It’s true that few do get to see scenes like these. I wish so much that more could: it might make a difference in the way they consider our planet. It’s rugged, yet as fragile as those shades of light, but always beautiful.

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      Comment by Montucky — August 22, 2011 @ 9:00 pm

  4. Very peaceful and serene shots …. a great example of how “awe” inspiring our world is.

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    Comment by bearyweather — August 22, 2011 @ 7:37 am

    • Exactly, bearyweather. Such places and times provide a great perspective on our world.

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      Comment by Montucky — August 22, 2011 @ 9:02 pm

  5. So pretty and vast, untamable.

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    Comment by Homestead Ramblings — August 22, 2011 @ 7:54 am

    • I fervently hope it truly is untamable. There are many who are trying to “tame” it, change it, manage it, exploit it.

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      Comment by Montucky — August 22, 2011 @ 9:05 pm

  6. I’ve just visited several of your posts. Found you via Val of Absurd Old Bird. Absolutely gorgeous photography!

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    Comment by comingeast — August 22, 2011 @ 8:20 am

    • Thanks, and thank you for the visit and the kind comment!

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      Comment by Montucky — August 22, 2011 @ 9:09 pm

  7. As much as I love flowers… I so enjoy seeing your scenic shots of the area and the big skies! These are all lovely… I especially like the orange glow on the horizon in the last one. 🙂

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    Comment by Victoria — August 22, 2011 @ 12:10 pm

    • I like the last one too. I believe that the farthest mountains, just a dim trace of them visible, are in Glacier Park.

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      Comment by Montucky — August 22, 2011 @ 9:11 pm

  8. Hi Montucky, Tremendous!!! Have a super nice evening and a really good Tuesday tomorrow!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — August 22, 2011 @ 1:56 pm

  9. Wow is all I can say, three times. What a night, huh?

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    Comment by sandy — August 22, 2011 @ 2:24 pm

    • It was a nice cool evening up there. The following morning dawned with a stiff breeze and cold enough for a warm jacket.

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      Comment by Montucky — August 22, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

  10. Beautiful, beautiful and so majestic. I love all three photos!

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    Comment by Anna — August 22, 2011 @ 3:20 pm

    • The nights are beautiful on the mountaintops and high ridges. I think I spend too few nights in the high country. I will change that.

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      Comment by Montucky — August 22, 2011 @ 9:15 pm

  11. Mountains seem to fold into themselves at dusk and during storms. The perspectives change. The distances appear altered. Nice shots.

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    Comment by knightofswords — August 22, 2011 @ 7:09 pm

    • They sure do. One who misses those times misses a lot!

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      Comment by Montucky — August 22, 2011 @ 9:15 pm

  12. Very few photographs prod me into cleaning my laptop’s screen. That last shot did. Actually… it may be the only one that ever did that. Thanks!

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    Comment by jomegat — August 22, 2011 @ 7:14 pm

    • There is some very pretty country to the north of that pass. Viewing it at dusk just seems to whet the appetite for it.

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      Comment by Montucky — August 22, 2011 @ 9:18 pm

  13. Love the multiple layers of ridges receeding into the distance, each one a lighter shade of blue than the last.

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    Comment by Kim — August 22, 2011 @ 7:50 pm

    • Vermilion Pass is an interesting place. The last photo was taken in the Lolo Forest, the Kaniksu National Forest is to the left and the Kootenai is in the distance. What places to explore!

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      Comment by Montucky — August 22, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

  14. Beautiful images. I have been finding that around sunset is one of my favorite times to shoot.

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    Comment by Mike — August 22, 2011 @ 9:28 pm

    • There are sure some interesting light conditions then! I used to love dawn in the desert, too.

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      Comment by Montucky — August 22, 2011 @ 9:41 pm

  15. Wow, that last one is amazing. I love how the mountains layer up and change colors! Beautiful. Thank you!

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    Comment by gradschoolsara — August 23, 2011 @ 5:41 am

    • It was a beautiful evening, Sara. That’s the trail head area for Vermilion Peak, Graves Peak and Mount Headley and the Sundance Ridge.

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      Comment by Montucky — August 23, 2011 @ 8:36 pm

  16. So peaceful….especially the last photo.

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    Comment by kateri — August 23, 2011 @ 6:43 am

    • Peaceful it is, and completely silent at night. The kind of place everyone should visit once in awhile.

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      Comment by Montucky — August 23, 2011 @ 8:37 pm


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