Montana Outdoors

October 12, 2013

Tops of the clouds

Cloud tops

Cloud tops

Cloud tops

Sometimes, at just the right elevation on a mountain trail, one can see across the tops of the clouds.

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  1. You have, indeed, “looked at clouds from both sides now… ” 🙂

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — October 12, 2013 @ 9:21 am

    • I always love it when I can do that. I usually get the chance only once or twice a year. I’m going to try for more this fall.

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      Comment by montucky — October 12, 2013 @ 10:09 am

  2. WOW! That is something! How high were you?

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    Comment by Sue — October 12, 2013 @ 9:29 am

    • That mountain top is at 7464 feet and the valley below is 2400, so it really appears to stand up in the air. I reached the bottom of the clouds at about 6300 feet and these photos were taken at just about 7300.

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      Comment by montucky — October 12, 2013 @ 10:13 am

  3. I bet you had your jacket buttoned up. It looks quite chilly up there.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — October 12, 2013 @ 10:30 am

    • It was chilly. The sun wanted to be warm but the wind was entirely different.

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      Comment by montucky — October 12, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

      • It sure is windy here in eastern Montana and it does make a big difference in the temps.

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        Comment by wordsfromanneli — October 12, 2013 @ 4:35 pm

        • I wonder if you’re getting a wind off the snow somewhere.

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          Comment by montucky — October 12, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

          • I heard they had snow in North Dakota just before we arrived, but I don’t know if it is still there. Sure felt like it yesterday. Today is better.

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            Comment by wordsfromanneli — October 12, 2013 @ 7:54 pm

  4. I’ve seen the tops from airplanes a lot, but that’s nowhere near as wonderful as hiking high enough for views like these.

    Malcolm

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    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — October 12, 2013 @ 10:52 am

    • Right, nothing like being right there. Almost always too, the view changes rapidly.

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      Comment by montucky — October 12, 2013 @ 12:04 pm

  5. oh my! i probably won’t be blogging anymore, but know that i’ll still stop by here to get my Montana fixes! heheheee =)

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    Comment by Tricia — October 12, 2013 @ 11:42 am

    • Good to have you stop by, Tricia. I will miss seeing your blog!

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      Comment by montucky — October 12, 2013 @ 12:05 pm

  6. What a rush! Wonderful!

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    Comment by seekraz — October 12, 2013 @ 3:13 pm

  7. Absolutely fantastic ! … Never been on a mountain top that high … // Maria 🙂

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    Comment by mariayarri — October 12, 2013 @ 8:21 pm

    • The conditions have to be just right and it’s hard to tell what it will be like up there until you get there. It’s worth a lot of effort though.

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      Comment by montucky — October 12, 2013 @ 9:08 pm

  8. Breathtaking! It looks as if you are somewhere between Earth and space.

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — October 13, 2013 @ 2:10 am

    • It does have that feel to it, being there. You can see both.

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      Comment by montucky — October 13, 2013 @ 9:01 am

  9. Wow fantastic!

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    Comment by Mike Howe — October 13, 2013 @ 3:31 am

  10. You could make your photos from up there look like you were in a plane flying above the clouds without too much trouble.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — October 13, 2013 @ 6:46 am

    • Especially when on the edge of a cliff. From the top of that mountain in clear weather I sometimes see small planes flying below me over the valley.

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      Comment by montucky — October 13, 2013 @ 9:03 am

  11. I’ve never seen black and blue look so lovely. It’s especially beautiful, the way the rocks are picking up the blue of the sky. What pleasure it must be to experience such things.

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    Comment by shoreacres — October 13, 2013 @ 7:39 am

    • It’s a feeling that’s hard to describe. I wish everyone could visit there when the conditions are like that. It’s unforgettable.

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      Comment by montucky — October 13, 2013 @ 9:05 am

  12. Hi Montucky, Excellent photo! I have been on mountains above the clouds a few times and it is a special sight. Have a fantastic coming week!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — October 13, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

    • Yes, it is special! I plan to try for more trips like that yet this year.

      Have a great week!

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      Comment by montucky — October 13, 2013 @ 9:36 pm

  13. That is amazing! Our mountains are hardly high enough.

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    Comment by Candace — October 15, 2013 @ 8:29 pm

    • I don’t know all of the conditions that have to be met for this kind of thing to take place, but the difference between the mountain top and the surrounding low ground must be a factor as would the temperatures and humidity. Perhaps once in awhile Mt Lemon outside of Tucson?

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      Comment by montucky — October 15, 2013 @ 8:59 pm

  14. Just as flying. Your photos are really terrific.

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    Comment by Sartenada — October 17, 2013 @ 11:03 pm

    • Thanks Matti. It is a bit like flying, but here the clouds are moving and the camera is still.

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      Comment by montucky — October 18, 2013 @ 7:57 pm


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