You know, if we combined those old trees and the view with Mussorgsky’s “Night On Bald Mountain”, we could have the Montana version of “Fantasia”! Wonderful, evocative photos. And I do love that snowbank. It looks like the ocean with a light chop.
What a beautiful spot. I love the gnarled old trees and the broken up ledge that speak of so much time that has passed quietly there, without human “improvements.” The snowpack still looks kind of deep in one of these shots.
This is in a small roadless area, only 6,482 acres that has been protected mostly because of the ruggedness of the top of the peak. It is from 4000 to 5000 feet higher than the surrounding low land and therefore the views are always incredible. The snowpack is still pretty deep on the north side and down by the lake that sits below it.
It seems like that from there. There are several mountains like that in this area. Well worth the hike up in my opinion. I often think that if everyone in the little town near here would climb that mountain each year, the town would be entirely different.
I like some of the others love the “old trees”. I know you have said that you like them as subjects and they look so unique. What a special opportunity you not only have but “take” to view this on a regular basis. Still keeps me connected even though I am miles away. Thanks for sharing with us all!
Hi Ron! I’m glad you like seeing those old trees on Baldy. It is a place that I just keep wanting to visit and I’m lucky to be so close to it. Seeing the country from there really does provide a great perspective on the world in which we live. I’m surprised that so few actually take advantage of it, although I know that there are many who would like to but are unable to.