Montana Outdoors

December 16, 2013

Morning on McCully Ridge

Filed under: Autumn — Tags: , , — montucky @ 4:57 pm

Morning on McCully Ridge

Photo taken on November 1, 2008.


  1. Wow! Spectacular…


    Comment by Roberta — December 16, 2013 @ 5:18 pm

  2. Oh, my, that is beautiful … I love the russet tones on the right and the silhouettes of the pines …


    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — December 16, 2013 @ 5:20 pm

    • I had just climbed up from below the mists and when there was a little clearing through the trees I turned around and saw this scene. What a reward!


      Comment by montucky — December 16, 2013 @ 8:09 pm

  3. How gorgeous (with the low cloud cover hanging over the valley floor).


    Comment by Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) — December 16, 2013 @ 5:41 pm

    • At that moment, Nature focused my eye on what She wanted me to see.


      Comment by montucky — December 16, 2013 @ 8:09 pm

  4. That view was worth getting up early for. I like when the mist forms rivers through the hills.


    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — December 16, 2013 @ 5:58 pm

    • It was! It’s that kind of thing that makes a person hike and climb again and again.


      Comment by montucky — December 16, 2013 @ 8:10 pm

  5. How exquisite! Looks like a Japanese watercolor. SO beautiful


    Comment by Christine Hendler — December 16, 2013 @ 7:22 pm

    • There are many beautiful scenes in these mountains. I am very glad that I had a camera with me that day.


      Comment by montucky — December 16, 2013 @ 8:15 pm

  6. Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing this!


    Comment by Elizabeth — December 16, 2013 @ 7:34 pm

    • Thanks Elizabeth! I’m more than happy to share such scenes.


      Comment by montucky — December 16, 2013 @ 8:11 pm

  7. Funny that it reminds me of the fog coming in through the Golden Gate. The Marin hills looked much like those in the distance in your photo. Sometimes the fog would cover the entire brige, even the towers, and all you could see was the fog and the hills. Other times, it would go under the bridge, or just across the bridge deck. I was living in the Berkeley Hills, and it was the perfect place to watch the fog ebb and flow.


    Comment by shoreacres — December 16, 2013 @ 8:58 pm

    • I’ve seen fog on the Pacific only a few times, but I remember seeing it over Puget Sound many times. It’s always a treat to be above it!
      In the photo the tallest peak in the distance is 7,005 feet high and the ridge that runs to the right of it is called Sundance Ridge, one of my favorite places!


      Comment by montucky — December 16, 2013 @ 9:24 pm

  8. Mist over water is always amazing!


    Comment by wordsfromanneli — December 16, 2013 @ 9:08 pm

    • The looks in the photo are a bit deceptive. The small valleys below the fog hold only a small stream at the very bottom of the scene and a small river further on out. The fog that morning was a little over a thousand feet deep. It was a long, steep climb from the stream to the ridge from where the photo was taken.


      Comment by montucky — December 16, 2013 @ 9:27 pm

      • The misty clouds had an easier climb than you did. Beautiful picture.


        Comment by wordsfromanneli — December 16, 2013 @ 9:38 pm

        • I have never minded those climbs. There’s always something encountered during the trip that is well worth the effort!


          Comment by montucky — December 16, 2013 @ 10:22 pm

          • That’s how I feel going mushrooming – always see something unique and interesting.


            Comment by wordsfromanneli — December 16, 2013 @ 11:14 pm

            • Exactly! Unfortunately, today’s culture doesn’t go outdoors much. Maybe we are some of the last of the “easily amused”.


              Comment by montucky — December 16, 2013 @ 11:22 pm

  9. Yet another beautiful photograph, great to see at the start of my day


    Comment by Mike Howe — December 17, 2013 @ 2:34 am

    • I remember that scene and think about it often. I’m glad that you liked it!


      Comment by montucky — December 17, 2013 @ 10:19 am

  10. What a view! Just amazing ♥


    Comment by TheDailyClick — December 17, 2013 @ 5:03 am

    • It’s a real rush to encounter scenes like that. Lots of motivation to be outdoors!


      Comment by montucky — December 17, 2013 @ 10:21 am

  11. Oh my! Now that there…that there…it’s just indescribable. It draws me in on so many levels – the light, the dark, the fog, the blues, the mountains, the trees, the clouds – all alluring. I think I’d want that one framed and hanging on my wall!


    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — December 17, 2013 @ 7:26 am

    • I may have a print made of that when I get the time. I’ve made prints of half a dozen photos and they actually look pretty nice in frames that I make myself.


      Comment by montucky — December 17, 2013 @ 10:23 am

  12. Awesome landscape!


    Comment by Watching Seasons — December 17, 2013 @ 1:36 pm

  13. Another great image montucky !


    Comment by Jocelyne — December 18, 2013 @ 10:01 pm

  14. Another one that could be a postcard!


    Comment by Candace — December 20, 2013 @ 5:04 am

  15. I like fog pictures,and I really enjoyed this..


    Comment by Evangeline Art Photography — December 20, 2013 @ 8:44 pm

  16. Wow…what a morning!


    Comment by seekraz — December 25, 2013 @ 9:16 pm

  17. I love this scenery. Did You stay overnight somewhere because it is morning?


    Comment by Sartenada — December 27, 2013 @ 12:26 am

    • My son and I were hunting that day. We left home at about 5:00 AM to drive to where we could start hiking up the mountain by daylight.


      Comment by montucky — December 27, 2013 @ 8:29 pm

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