Montana Outdoors

June 6, 2013

Waterfall on Cascade Creek

Filed under: Waterfall — Tags: , , — montucky @ 10:15 pm

Waterfall on Cascade Creek

The trail to Revett Lake crosses the stream just below this waterfall. (Photo taken on June 1, 2013)


  1. Waterfall, snow, and evergreens. Great combination.


    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — June 6, 2013 @ 10:49 pm

    • That’s a very pretty piece of old-growth forest there. I hope it will be preserved.


      Comment by montucky — June 7, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

  2. Winter really hangs on there, doesn’t it?!


    Comment by wordsfromanneli — June 6, 2013 @ 11:09 pm

    • It does at the higher elevations in the heavy forests and on the north slopes. Today I was on a mountain about fifty miles from there where there was much more snow remaining. I was a little higher. Some years in the Mission Mountains east of Glacier park some snow will remain all year.


      Comment by montucky — June 7, 2013 @ 8:45 pm

  3. Great photo. At how high it is? In Finland snow and summer can be seen at same time in midsummer in the most Northern part called Lapland.


    Comment by Sartenada — June 6, 2013 @ 11:13 pm

    • This wasn’t too high, around 5,500 feet, but on the shaded slope and in fairly heavy forest.


      Comment by montucky — June 7, 2013 @ 8:46 pm

  4. Very nice shot. I’m surprised the waterfall isn’t iced over during the snow, but I guess it IS Spring and most has melted by now.


    Comment by victoriaaphotographyictoria — June 6, 2013 @ 11:21 pm

    • I tried to find that trail two months ago when I hiked up there on snowshoes but was unable to find it. I’m sure there was more ice on the waterfall abut I also suspect that it ran beneath deep snow as several other small streams I found did. Since April the snow that was six feet deep on the road has now all melted.


      Comment by montucky — June 7, 2013 @ 8:49 pm

  5. Judging by the amount of snow, these falls will probably run strong for a while yet.


    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — June 7, 2013 @ 4:25 am

    • It will, and I would think there will be water there all year long. The stream comes out of Revett Lake which I believe is spring-fed.


      Comment by montucky — June 7, 2013 @ 8:50 pm

  6. The old snow is a familiar and fleeting image in our region, as well….temps will be up near 100 in the valley this weekend…so it will be plenty warm during the days and evenings up in the mountains…but I’m pretty sure I’ll encounter more of the white stuff on my hike this Sunday as I head up to Lake Blanche for the first time this season….. That’s a classic mountain springtime image, Terry….very nice.


    Comment by seekraz — June 7, 2013 @ 8:23 am

    • I bet Lake Blanche will be a beautiful sight now with a lot more snow than we have remaining. It is quite a bit higher.


      Comment by montucky — June 7, 2013 @ 8:56 pm

  7. Hi Montucky, Waterfalls and snow in one picture – how great! Beautiful landscape. Cool, lush, green and oh, so beautiful! Excellent picture. Have a very nice day and a fine weekend!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — June 7, 2013 @ 2:30 pm

    • Yes, the high mountain landscapes are very beautiful. It is so good to be able to get up to them again! Have a great weekend!


      Comment by montucky — June 7, 2013 @ 8:57 pm

  8. I think I wouldn’t mind the snow so much this late in the year because I’m sure it’s not bitter cold. And, right now, here at 110, it would be very pleasant to stand there awhile.


    Comment by Candace — June 7, 2013 @ 7:48 pm

    • That day was a bit cold. Today though I was in even more snow than that but the temperature was around 60 and would have been very warm except for a strong wind. Compared to 110º I’d bet you would have liked it!


      Comment by montucky — June 7, 2013 @ 8:59 pm

  9. Your photos are always breath-taking, here again! So lovely!


    Comment by bayphotosbydonna — June 7, 2013 @ 8:57 pm

    • Thanks Donna. It is so good to be able to get up into the higher elevations again and I like seeing the snowscapes turning into spring.


      Comment by montucky — June 7, 2013 @ 9:01 pm

  10. Beautiful! =)))


    Comment by Tricia — June 7, 2013 @ 9:54 pm

    • Yes, it’s a beautiful area. I understand that trail gets quite a few visitors each summer too.


      Comment by montucky — June 7, 2013 @ 10:26 pm

  11. We so often think of spring pushing up and out, but here it’s tumbling down. It’s a gorgeous photo of a beautiful reality – transition time!


    Comment by shoreacres — June 8, 2013 @ 10:33 am

    • “Transition time” is a good way to put it, and it’s a very active and often violent time here. I think that waterfall was quite a force a month ago at the peak of the snow melt. One has to be out in the wilderness at all times of the year to see all of it’s raw beauty and begin to understand just a little of it.


      Comment by montucky — June 8, 2013 @ 8:46 pm

  12. I can smell the fir trees from here and the sound of the water is wonderful Fantastic shot of the wilderness!


    Comment by dhphotosite — June 8, 2013 @ 12:37 pm

    • I could the sound of roaring water shortly after leaving the trail head. This was the only large falls that I could see from the trail but there was at least another big one in the canyon below where the trail crossed it because it was very loud. Yes, the smell of the trees and the smell of pure air! I’ve heard people comment on that when they come up here for the first time. I have just about forgotten the contrasting smells of the city.


      Comment by montucky — June 8, 2013 @ 8:49 pm

  13. Oh, you have snow left ! I envy you ! // Maria


    Comment by mariayarri — June 10, 2013 @ 11:42 pm

    • We will have snowbanks on the higher mountains for another month. Then the first snow comes usually in September.


      Comment by montucky — June 11, 2013 @ 9:02 pm

    • It´s the same here in Jämtland. On the higher mountains there´s snow throughout the year. The first snow on the mountains is in September and where i live a month later . // Maria


      Comment by mariayarri — June 12, 2013 @ 2:37 am

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