Montana Outdoors

December 14, 2013

Pear Lake

Pear Lake

Thought this would look good with the WordPress snowflakes too. Pear Lake is found along the Idaho/Montana border in the Evans Gulch roadless area about five miles up the trail from Thompson Pass, past Blossom Lake and Upper Blossom Lake. Photo taken on 7/23/12.


  1. I’d love to have a cabin nearby…would love to see this out my window every single day. Beautiful spot, Terry.


    Comment by seekraz — December 14, 2013 @ 10:55 am

  2. Gorgeous!


    Comment by derrycats — December 14, 2013 @ 12:19 pm

  3. I remember when you made that trip, because I ended up looking for (and finding) Pear Lake on Google maps. Nice to go back!


    Comment by jomegat — December 14, 2013 @ 12:29 pm

    • You would like that trip. There are three lakes along that trail, each prettier than the last!


      Comment by montucky — December 14, 2013 @ 3:32 pm

  4. A canoe and a fly rod and hopefully some trout if it ever got warm enough for insects to hatch there. That would be perfect.


    Comment by wordsfromanneli — December 14, 2013 @ 1:47 pm

    • I don’t know it there are fish in that lake; if there are they would be small. I have never taken fishing gear into any of these lakes for that reason. Some do have fish and that would be nice if one were to camp there.


      Comment by montucky — December 14, 2013 @ 3:40 pm

      • Oh, that’s too bad. I would have thought that with so few people going there, it would be loaded with big fish. But maybe then it would be loaded with people and that would spoil everything.


        Comment by wordsfromanneli — December 14, 2013 @ 4:21 pm

        • Pear Lake is only three acres and it’s depth is listed at only 8 feet (although I’d be willing to bet it’s deeper than that) which should be deep enough to keep it from freezing to the bottom, even at 6400 feet elevation. The Fish & Game stocks some of these remote lakes by air, but I can’t see where they do this one. The length of the trail and the elevation climb of 2000 feet to get there sure keeps down traffic anyway.


          Comment by montucky — December 14, 2013 @ 5:58 pm

  5. Another fantastic image, wow !


    Comment by Inspired and pretty — December 14, 2013 @ 3:40 pm

    • It’s a scenic spot and really nice to have it all to yourself. I’d bet that it gets only a small handful of visitors in a summer.


      Comment by montucky — December 14, 2013 @ 3:43 pm

  6. So beautiful!!


    Comment by Giiid — December 14, 2013 @ 3:53 pm

    • Thanks. I think it is one of our prettiest back-country lakes.


      Comment by montucky — December 14, 2013 @ 3:59 pm

  7. Such a beautiful scene, perfectly captured. I can ‘smell’ the fresh air and the scent of those trees.

    (why spoil it with fake snow – LOL).
    I have to admit, Terry, that I find some of the WordPress patterned backgrounds a wee bit distracting in photography blogs.


    Comment by Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) — December 14, 2013 @ 5:40 pm

    • Thanks Vicki. I kind of enjoy the falling snow for awhile, but I can turn it off. I think they do that only until right after the first of the year anyway.


      Comment by montucky — December 14, 2013 @ 6:00 pm

  8. We can control the snow. In “My Account” we can turn it on or off for blogs that have it enabled. I have it turned off, but I did turn it on to see it with some of your posts last week. If only I could turn it on so easily in the real world!

    It always amazes me to see the lingering real-world snow in mid-summer photos. And the green on the mountainside makes it pretty obvious where water has been running.


    Comment by shoreacres — December 14, 2013 @ 6:24 pm

    • In the higher mountains here, even though they aren’t really too high, it is common to see lingering snow banks on into August. An I have lots of photos with new snow in the in September.


      Comment by montucky — December 14, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

  9. One heck of a beautiful place! Excellent photography! You really are spectacular with your camera!


    Comment by WildBill — December 14, 2013 @ 6:36 pm

    • Thank you Bill. The real trick to it is just being there though. And that in itself is such a pleasure!


      Comment by montucky — December 14, 2013 @ 8:36 pm

  10. Another absolutely magnificent place and a really great photo, beautiful


    Comment by Mike Howe — December 15, 2013 @ 4:47 am

    • Mother Nature did a rather nice job of decorating that place, didn’t she!


      Comment by montucky — December 15, 2013 @ 9:42 am

  11. That’s a beautiful spot! Snow in July must mean it has some elevation or is well shaded.


    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — December 15, 2013 @ 6:23 am

    • It has both. It’s at about 6400 feet and the rock walls behind it block the afternoon sun.


      Comment by montucky — December 15, 2013 @ 9:44 am

  12. That looks like a perfect place: water, mountain, big trees, solitude, clean air. Beautiful photo.


    Comment by Candace — December 15, 2013 @ 10:01 am

  13. What a postcard scene!


    Comment by Watching Seasons — December 17, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

    • There are lots of these small back country lakes here . They are all beautiful, this one especially so because it is quite remote.


      Comment by montucky — December 17, 2013 @ 2:49 pm

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