Montana Outdoors

July 7, 2013

From Trail 345 looking over Todd Spring

Filed under: Cabinet Mountains, Weeksville Divide — Tags: , — montucky @ 10:37 am

Trail 345 above Todd Spring


  1. Nice meadow on a nice day.



    Comment by knightofswords — July 7, 2013 @ 10:38 am

    • It was a good place to be on a hot day; complete with a few bushes of ripe huckleberries.


      Comment by montucky — July 7, 2013 @ 1:53 pm

  2. A beautiful day in your neighborhood..


    Comment by Roberta — July 7, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

  3. We live in a parallell world, Montucky. These flowers will flower here too very soon. And your landscapes are not that different, even so far apart. Nice photo.


    Comment by bentehaarstad — July 7, 2013 @ 2:05 pm

    • The similarities of our regions are fascinating! Perhaps too because we have a similar passion for Nature’s beauty.


      Comment by montucky — July 7, 2013 @ 10:08 pm

  4. Wow, summer in the mountains, how beautiful.


    Comment by Candace — July 7, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

    • The mountains are celebrating summer because they know in a little over two months they will see the first snow.


      Comment by montucky — July 7, 2013 @ 10:15 pm

  5. This is the time of year when I used to love to hike up to the Alpine meadows outside Salt Lake City in the Wasatch. It wasn’t so isolated as this, and there weren’t any elk that I know of, but the little lakes were so pretty, and there always was an abundance of flowers. All the layers here are so nice – flowers, foothills, peaks, clouds. It’s a beautiful place.


    Comment by shoreacres — July 7, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

    • This is the time for the mountains. The abundance there is awesome this time of year. I would love to spend some time in the Wasatch mountains too. I’ve seen them only from a distance. I also loved the Sonoran desert in winter. Wish I could live in both worlds.


      Comment by montucky — July 7, 2013 @ 10:19 pm

  6. Your photos of mountains and meadows evoke such wonderful feelings, as though I could be standing right there…


    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — July 7, 2013 @ 7:06 pm

    • That is exactly what I hope for Teresa, and why I always carry a camera. Each time I venture into an area I wonder if it will be the last and I want to bring back images of the beauty there.


      Comment by montucky — July 7, 2013 @ 10:24 pm

  7. What a beautiful spot. Are those lupines?


    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — July 8, 2013 @ 4:21 am

    • Fireweed. It seems to be blooming a little early this year.


      Comment by montucky — July 8, 2013 @ 8:06 pm

  8. Did you treat yourself to some of the huckleberries the way I do when I encounter ripe dewberries?


    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — July 8, 2013 @ 5:27 am

    • You bet! There were only a few bushes with ripe fruit, so I brought back just enough to put on a few bowls of ice cream.


      Comment by montucky — July 8, 2013 @ 8:07 pm

  9. wonderful, esp under that blue, blue sky =)


    Comment by Tricia — July 8, 2013 @ 7:38 am

    • That blue sky looks much better up in the mountains than it does in the hot, dry valley now.


      Comment by montucky — July 8, 2013 @ 8:08 pm

  10. Hi Montucky, I like that line of puff clouds leading toward the purple mountains. Beautiful scene and excellent picture. Have a splendid week!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — July 8, 2013 @ 8:14 am

  11. Wow. Beautiful place.


    Comment by Bill — July 8, 2013 @ 5:28 pm

  12. I can feel that crisp, clean air just looking at your pic:-)


    Comment by winsomebella — July 8, 2013 @ 8:33 pm

  13. So happy to find another Western Montana blogger. This is a great shot of the flowers and towering mountains!


    Comment by themrshaddad — July 8, 2013 @ 8:55 pm

    • Thanks for the visit! There are not all that many keeping blogs in this area I don’t think. I’ll add you to the blogs I follow.
      I live in the Plains area, about 80 miles NW of Missoula. There is a lot of good hiking out this way.
      There is a woman who lives up in the Kalispell area who produces a very excellent blog too that you might enjoy: Spirithelpers.


      Comment by montucky — July 8, 2013 @ 9:43 pm

  14. Beautiful!


    Comment by Jo Woolf — July 9, 2013 @ 12:49 am

  15. What a view! I bet you could have stayed there all day just taking it all in.


    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — July 9, 2013 @ 6:56 am

    • Often I do. I like to take all day on back country hikes when I can. I can never get enough of that kind of country.


      Comment by montucky — July 9, 2013 @ 9:21 pm

  16. That photo could have been taken from where i live … The flowers, Cahamerion Angustifolium or Fireweed is a common flower here from this time of year and until autumn …
    Just love your beautiful landscape ! // Maria 🙂


    Comment by mariayarri — July 10, 2013 @ 8:08 am

    • Interesting that this grows there too! These are blooming a little early for us here, but it’s good to see them.


      Comment by montucky — July 10, 2013 @ 7:29 pm

  17. Beautiful image and scene Terry !!


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — July 10, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

    • Thanks Bernie. It is a very pretty time for our forests even though the prairies have turned brown already.


      Comment by montucky — July 10, 2013 @ 7:31 pm

  18. Beautiful, mind calming landscape!


    Comment by Sartenada — July 11, 2013 @ 11:26 pm

    • That’s a very good way to phrase it, Matti! It does indeed have a calming and somehow satisfying effect.


      Comment by montucky — July 11, 2013 @ 11:37 pm

  19. Wow…what a fantastic view!


    Comment by dhphotosite — July 12, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

    • That’s a favorite trail and the views get even better the higher up you go.


      Comment by montucky — July 12, 2013 @ 9:35 pm

  20. Beautiful, Terry…very rich colors. I saw my first Fireweed of the season yesterday…such a pretty plant.


    Comment by seekraz — July 14, 2013 @ 11:18 am

    • Yes, fireweed is very pretty. So many times I’ve seen it as the first flower to bloom after a fire and it’s such a welcome sight in those places. It seems to be early this year though.


      Comment by montucky — July 14, 2013 @ 7:25 pm

      • I’m still not familiar enough with the times for all the different flowers…other than daffodils and tulips and hyacinth… 🙂


        Comment by seekraz — July 18, 2013 @ 6:51 am

        • I remember quite a few, but have to refer to my photo library for the rest.


          Comment by montucky — July 18, 2013 @ 10:48 pm

  21. Picture perfect, a superb image !


    Comment by Inspired and pretty — July 16, 2013 @ 7:02 am

    • Thanks. I never tire of seeing views from the mountains.


      Comment by montucky — July 16, 2013 @ 9:08 pm

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