Montana Outdoors

December 9, 2013

Ocean of clouds

Filed under: Baldy Mountain roadless area — Tags: , , — montucky @ 10:41 pm

Ocean of Clouds

Baldy Mountain roadless area, October 9, 2013 at about 7,000 feet



  1. Looks beautiful Terry.
    How’s the injured limb?


    Comment by Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) — December 9, 2013 @ 10:49 pm

    • Thanks Vicki.
      Painful. Worst part is that we just had a half foot of beautiful snow and I want to be out hiking in it! I’m sure you know what that’s about!
      Scheduled for an MRI tomorrow. That will start the process.


      Comment by montucky — December 9, 2013 @ 11:12 pm

  2. That is truly beautiful. Hope all goes well tomorrow (from reading previous comment).


    Comment by Jo Woolf — December 10, 2013 @ 12:42 am

    • Thank you Jo! I understand that even in this rather remote area there some skilled medical people.


      Comment by montucky — December 10, 2013 @ 12:53 am

  3. I love it when the clouds move dramatically. We often get that in the estuary here. You have a similar effect in the valleys there.


    Comment by wordsfromanneli — December 10, 2013 @ 1:16 am

    • There is a reverence for clouds. Without them life on Earth would be much different, if there would be any at all. At the same time they have so much beauty.


      Comment by montucky — December 10, 2013 @ 9:32 am

      • I find the changing shapes fascinating, the effect they have on the light, and the fact that they remind us of how much we need them.


        Comment by wordsfromanneli — December 10, 2013 @ 10:06 am

        • I remember too how my Dad would forecast short-term weather from the clouds, and he was usually right.


          Comment by montucky — December 10, 2013 @ 7:48 pm

  4. I’d like to be able to get up above the clouds like that, but I’m sure it’s quite a hike.


    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — December 10, 2013 @ 5:25 am

    • To get to where that photo was taken is a hike of only about a mile and a half, with an altitude gain of about 1000 feet. Taken slowly, a very pleasant hike!


      Comment by montucky — December 10, 2013 @ 9:34 am

  5. Hope you are back on top soon!


    Comment by roberta — December 10, 2013 @ 7:32 am

  6. A wonderful view. I got curious, and went looking. The highest point in Texas is Guadalupe Peak in the Davis Mountains – at 8,749 feet. Our highest is one of your medium-high! I’m am glad to hear you’re starting the process with the MRI tomorrow. I hope all goes well.


    Comment by shoreacres — December 10, 2013 @ 8:32 am

    • I didn’t realize there was a mountain that tall in Texas. We do have a few very tall ones but those near where I live are only in the 7000 foot range. What makes them stand out is that the valleys between them are only around 2400 feet and the mountainsides are very steep. I’m afraid that I am no longer able to climb up the very tall ones.

      Thanks for the good wishes!


      Comment by montucky — December 10, 2013 @ 9:38 am

  7. Wow, this looks really cool!!


    Comment by TheDailyClick — December 10, 2013 @ 11:53 am

    • Thanks. It’s incredible to look down at the cloud level.


      Comment by montucky — December 10, 2013 @ 7:49 pm

  8. Neato…nothing like being n the clouds! Hope you’re feeling better soon Terry!


    Comment by dhphotosite — December 10, 2013 @ 1:33 pm

  9. Sure hope that MRI gives definite diagnosis and you can be up and at ’em again soon!!


    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — December 10, 2013 @ 2:33 pm

    • The MRI was interesting. I had a little snooze! I will be anxious for the results.


      Comment by montucky — December 10, 2013 @ 7:51 pm

  10. You get a totally different view of clouds up where you are … what a beautiful sight. I hear a blizzard is on its way to you … hope you are tucked in warm at home.


    Comment by bearyweather — December 10, 2013 @ 8:04 pm

    • Thanks!

      We didn’t get a blizzard, but we did get 6 to 8 inches of snow during the night. It was so pretty this morning and the snow brought much warmer temperatures, It’s now a beautiful winter spell!

      Yes, it’s nice to be in a warm home! The first evening of the sub-zero period we went through there was a power outage. It was so pleasant to sit by the fire not having to worry about when the power would be back on!


      Comment by montucky — December 10, 2013 @ 8:20 pm

  11. That’s crazy! I’ve been out in the clouds, of course, but never over them to such a degree…how wonderful.


    Comment by seekraz — December 11, 2013 @ 7:32 am

    • I don’t get that chance too often and I take a lot of photos when I do. On a day like that you can’t see out of the valley, so you don’t know what it’s like from the peaks. I’ve had to just guess and sometimes spend a lot of time hiking just to stay in the clouds and often get rained on as well. When you guess right it’s worth all of the effort.


      Comment by montucky — December 11, 2013 @ 9:30 am

  12. They do look like the ocean, i often think that when driving home and seeing them in the distance, close to the horizon. What a drag that you have to wait til after 1/1 to have your procedure. I think you said that, didn’t you?


    Comment by Candace — December 11, 2013 @ 7:33 pm

    • The medical procedure hasn’t been scheduled yet, but that was a guess. I had an MRI yesterday so that will give the Dr. something to look at. I would love to have the procedure done tomorrow! The Dr. is a resident at a hospital about 80 miles from here and he also does that type of thing at the local hospital. There are few competent Dr’s around here and they are pretty well booked up!


      Comment by montucky — December 11, 2013 @ 7:46 pm

      • I guess there are a few advantages to big city living.


        Comment by Candace — December 11, 2013 @ 8:24 pm

  13. Beautiful. I love the cloud cover. Your landscapes are so mighty.


    Comment by Sartenada — December 13, 2013 @ 12:14 am

    • Yes, these mountains are awesome! It is such a privilege and honor to be able to get on top of them and see what it looks like from there!


      Comment by montucky — December 13, 2013 @ 12:19 am

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