Montana Outdoors

December 18, 2013

Miles of Clouds

Miles of Clouds

Photo taken on September 22, 2010 from Eddy Peak.


  1. You must have been really high up to take that photo. Those clouds look like you could almost walk on them.


    Comment by wordsfromanneli — December 18, 2013 @ 10:44 pm

    • I was raining that day in the valley below those clouds and I just hoped that it would be clear at the peak, 4550 feet above. It was, and I took a hundred pictures! THere is a road to the lookout and visitors are welcome there in summer when it is manned. They close the road about a mile from the lookout after fire season, but you can still hike up there. It does get quite a few visitors during the summer.


      Comment by montucky — December 18, 2013 @ 10:51 pm

      • It was your lucky day!


        Comment by wordsfromanneli — December 18, 2013 @ 11:40 pm

        • It was a very lucky day! While there I followed an old trail several miles into the roadless area along a high ridge. What a place it is!


          Comment by montucky — December 19, 2013 @ 12:35 am

  2. Wow, these latest pics are so amazing. The feeling when you’re up there must be just breathtaking!


    Comment by Jo Woolf — December 19, 2013 @ 12:25 am

    • It is indeed quite a feeling.This peak was easy to get to, others not so, but the feeling is almost the same. Sometimes you drift across the very narrow line between the completely rational and the spiritual. I understand why and how the ancient Indian tribes had sacred places.


      Comment by montucky — December 19, 2013 @ 12:40 am

  3. The last time I climbed to see mist like that the sun came out and burned it away so fast that I was dumbfounded. I never knew that the sun could burn off fog that quickly.


    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — December 19, 2013 @ 5:18 am

    • I’ve seen that too. That low cloud layer was about 3000 feet thick and it was there for days. My timing for that trip was very fortunate!


      Comment by montucky — December 19, 2013 @ 10:37 pm

  4. Breath taking!! Such a lovely image for the start of my day.


    Comment by derrycats — December 19, 2013 @ 6:46 am

    • There were many beautiful scenes along the peak and high ridge that trip! I’m glad you enjoyed this one!


      Comment by montucky — December 19, 2013 @ 10:38 pm

  5. It’s like a sea of clouds down there. I’ve never seen anything like that “live,” but maybe someday. Beautiful view, Terry…how fortunate for you.


    Comment by seekraz — December 19, 2013 @ 7:28 am

    • The way this part of Montana is constructed, with low altitude valleys surrounded by tall and steep mountains, and the way our weather comes in from the Pacific creates more of this kind of weather than in most places. It’s sure enjoyable when you encounter it!


      Comment by montucky — December 19, 2013 @ 10:40 pm

  6. Wow! Did you feel almost like you were flying? Spectacular, as always.😉


    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — December 19, 2013 @ 8:17 am

    • There is much of the “flying” feel to those peaks. While up on one of them it is not unusual to see small personal aircraft flying below the elevation where you are. In 2007 I photographed a huge forest fire from Baldy Mountains and have quite a few photos of the aircraft that was fighting that fire from above them.


      Comment by montucky — December 19, 2013 @ 10:43 pm

  7. beautiful perspective – makes me feel small in the universe.


    Comment by Tammy — December 19, 2013 @ 12:17 pm

    • Those scenes do provide a real perspective of a person in respect to the world of which we are a small, temporary part!


      Comment by montucky — December 19, 2013 @ 10:44 pm

  8. Wow that’s some view!


    Comment by dhphotosite — December 19, 2013 @ 1:24 pm

    • It was! I am a little surprised when I review photos like that taken some years ago, to find that I remember every detail of taking each photo. The scenes make quite an impression on you!


      Comment by montucky — December 19, 2013 @ 10:46 pm

  9. Way off on the horizon, is that some early snow on that peak in the middle of the photo? Or something left over from last spring? I love the way your seasons so often appear to mix because of the varying altitudes.


    Comment by shoreacres — December 19, 2013 @ 5:33 pm

    • I zeroed in on that white spot. It’s a large cloud that towers over the peak, probably to very top of a thunderhead, and it’s well over 50 miles away from where the photo was taken.


      Comment by montucky — December 19, 2013 @ 10:49 pm

  10. Hi montucky ! An award for you:)


    Comment by Jocelyne — December 19, 2013 @ 9:13 pm

    • Thank you Jocelyne! I am very pleased and touched that you thought of me!


      Comment by montucky — December 19, 2013 @ 11:12 pm

  11. Stunning view! It sure looks like it could be the ocean, too.


    Comment by Candace — December 20, 2013 @ 5:01 am

    • It’s not the way we are accustomed to seeing clouds!


      Comment by montucky — December 20, 2013 @ 9:10 pm

  12. Hi Montucky, That’s such a pretty sight. I saw similar in Hawaii on Maui a long time ago. Have a great day today!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — December 20, 2013 @ 8:06 am

    • It’s always pretty to see the clouds that way. Wish I could see it more often!


      Comment by montucky — December 20, 2013 @ 9:11 pm

  13. Your photos make me smile!


    Comment by Evangeline Art Photography — December 20, 2013 @ 8:46 pm

  14. Amazing view!


    Comment by WildBill — December 21, 2013 @ 10:08 am

  15. Wow, it looks so pillowy and soft! Wonderful shot!


    Comment by Fergiemoto — December 26, 2013 @ 12:05 pm

  16. Real “cloud lake”. Gorgeous photo. I have very seldom been above clouds. Feelings must be great.


    Comment by Sartenada — December 27, 2013 @ 12:20 am

    • It is a wonderful feeling, as if there was a division between the world of people below and the world of forest and sky.


      Comment by montucky — December 27, 2013 @ 8:26 pm

  17. Feeling lost in a world above and unknown


    Comment by Evangeline Art Photography — February 6, 2014 @ 11:01 am

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