Montana Outdoors

October 27, 2011

Along the Todd Creek trail (345): October 20

Filed under: Autumn — montucky @ 10:19 pm

Along the Todd Creek trail (345)

Along the Todd Creek trail (345)

Along the Todd Creek trail (345)

Along the Todd Creek trail (345)

Along the Todd Creek trail (345)

Along the Todd Creek trail (345)

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  1. Hey how lovely photos Montucky.

    I love especially the first photo from the top and from bottom last and second last photo. In the last photo the path is very small, nearly visible, but is full of fall colors. I would like to walk there. Fantastic.

    Comment by sartenada — October 28, 2011 @ 1:29 am

    • That’s a trail that I enjoy very much. It is part of a wildlife corredor as the large animals move from one large mountain to another. It’s quite wild with some good views and very pretty in the fall. Also a good place to pick huckleberries!

      Comment by montucky — October 28, 2011 @ 8:52 pm

  2. I really do like the last photo. I’d title it “A River Runs Through It” – a river of color in the midst of the trees.

    Comment by shoreacres — October 28, 2011 @ 8:47 am

    • The red leaves of the huckleberry brighten up nearly all of the higher trails in the fall, making them very pleasant to hike on.

      Comment by montucky — October 28, 2011 @ 8:53 pm

  3. Now THAT yellow is really yellow. Fall leaves do their best to compete with spring wildflowers in the color department.

    Malcolm

    Comment by knightofswords — October 28, 2011 @ 9:39 am

    • They sure do. I think of the bright fall colors as the trees in “bloom”. The lower growing bushes have a variety of color, but the tall trees specialize in yellow.

      Comment by montucky — October 28, 2011 @ 8:55 pm

  4. Beautiful series!!!

    Comment by dhphotosite — October 28, 2011 @ 9:52 am

  5. Beautiful foliage in splendid colors. I really like the stormy skies over the mountains scene.

    Comment by Anna — October 28, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

    • The clouds are always interesting when seen from the higher trails, and storms can be very dramatic. I love to be there during rough weather!

      Comment by montucky — October 28, 2011 @ 8:57 pm

  6. Hard to pick a favorite in this series, each one is a winner.

    Comment by Kim — October 28, 2011 @ 12:57 pm

    • Thanks Kim. There is so much beauty in these mountains!

      Comment by montucky — October 28, 2011 @ 8:59 pm

  7. What a nice trail, and the views incredible, both near and far. I especially like looking out over the distant and higher mountains. What a place, Montana!

    Comment by Wild_Bill — October 29, 2011 @ 8:19 am

    • Those distant views are one of the things that I love most about hiking the high trails. My Dad introduced me to looking at the country that way when I was very young and I’ve loved it ever since.

      Comment by montucky — October 29, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

  8. quite the beautiful autumn we are having and your photos share it wonderfully.

    Comment by Tammie — October 29, 2011 @ 5:46 pm

    • Thanks Tammie. Yes, this is a beautiful autumn and I’m enjoying it fully!

      Comment by montucky — October 29, 2011 @ 8:04 pm

  9. Is that a snowstorm overhead in the next to the last photo? Looks like fall is in full force in Montana… splendid photos!

    Comment by kcjewel — October 29, 2011 @ 5:51 pm

    • We are in the part of the year where storms can be either snow or rain. That was a rather warm day, so I’m pretty sure it was just distant rain. “Full force” is an excellent way to put it. Today I saw that the larch are also in full color in many places.

      Comment by montucky — October 29, 2011 @ 8:06 pm

  10. My favorite is the photo that shows row after row of mountains into the distance. Such a beautiful country you live in.

    Comment by Jack Matthews — October 29, 2011 @ 6:27 pm

    • I love seeing those distant mountains too, Jack. Some bring me memories of times when I was hiking on and among them, others that I haven’t yet visited call out to me for a visit. Both are pleasant sensations!

      Comment by montucky — October 29, 2011 @ 8:08 pm

  11. A beautiful series of photos. I especially like the 2nd one. So bright and golden. We had a rather drab fall with muted colors and most of the leaves have fallen now.

    Comment by kateri — October 30, 2011 @ 4:55 am

    • That’s what we had last year, but this year has been better. The leaves are falling now and the Larch has finally hit peak color.

      Comment by montucky — October 30, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

  12. Stunning. And I love the last one, such wild colors.

    Comment by Candace — October 30, 2011 @ 10:59 pm

    • That was a fairly open place on the ridge where there is enough light for the los bushes to grow. That trail has many places like that and it makes it very pleasant to hike there in the fall. In spring, it also has lots of wildflowers.

      Comment by montucky — October 31, 2011 @ 10:22 am

  13. Wonderful scenery- Montana is incredibly scenic!

    Comment by Watching Seasons — October 31, 2011 @ 12:03 pm

    • Yes, it’s very scenic, especially when you get away from the areas that have been attacked by development. Fortunately, there are still places like that here!

      Comment by montucky — October 31, 2011 @ 3:07 pm


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