Montana Outdoors

June 29, 2013

Cool, cool water

Filed under: Idaho — Tags: , , — montucky @ 8:14 pm

The daily temperatures here are heading up into the 100’s for the next few days, and I know it’s hot also in a lot of other places now, especially in the western states of the U.S. Seems a good time to post some “cool” photos that were taken on the first of June this year of Revett Lake on the Montana/Idaho border. (Hard to believe, only a month ago.)

Revett Lake

Revett Lake

Revett Lake

Revett Lake

Revett Lake

Revett Lake is a small mountain lake that sits at an elevation of 5800 feet in the Bitterroot Mountain range just west of the Montana/Idaho border in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. From Thompson Pass, which is about 20 miles west of Thompson Falls Montana on highway 471, you can take Forest Service road 266 to its end at the trail head for the lake (about a mile and a half). From there, USFS trail 9 will lead to the lake, a mile and a half to two mile hike with a fairly easy climb in summer; not so easy in June.

June 26, 2013

Sometimes they’re easy, sometimes they’re hard…

Filed under: Butterflies, Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 10:03 pm

The easy photo is of a Cabbage White Butterfly who was visiting a Delphinium in our flower garden at home.

Cabbage White butterfly on Delphinium

The hard photo is this one of some unusual pink Penstemons, the only satisfactory result of an exhausting hike into the high country in search of an old trail leading to Marmot Peak from the Fishtrap area.

Pink Penstemon

June 20, 2013

Baldy Lake

Baldy Lake sits off the southeast slope of the peak and about 600 feet below it. Photographed on June 6, 2013 in the Baldy Mountain roadless area in western Montana’s Cabinet Mountains.

Baldy Lake

Baldy Lake

Baldy Lake

Baldy Lake

Baldy Lake

June 19, 2013

From trail 340…

Photographed on June 6, 2013 in the Baldy Mountain roadless area in western Montana’s Cabinet Mountains.

In the Baldy Mountain roadless area

In the Baldy Mountain roadless area

In the Baldy Mountain roadless area

In the Baldy Mountain roadless area

In the Baldy Mountain roadless area

In the Baldy Mountain roadless area

In the Baldy Mountain roadless area

In the Baldy Mountain roadless area

June 18, 2013

Two Robins

American Robin

American Robin ~ Turdus migratorius

Ragged Robin, Clarkia pulchella, Pinkfairies, Deerhorn

Ragged Robin, Clarkia pulchella, Pinkfairies, Deerhorn

Ragged Robin, (AKA Clarkia pulchella, Pinkfairies, Deerhorn) ~ Clarkia pulchella

June 17, 2013

Butterfly and moth

Variable Checkerspot

Variable Checkerspot, Euphydryas chalcedona anicia

Ceanothus silkmoth

Ceanothus silkmoth, Hyalophora euryalus

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