Montana Outdoors

December 21, 2013

Cataract

Cataract

Photo was taken on August 24, 2012 from USFS trail 541 between Cougar Peak and Graves Peak in the Cataract roadless area looking toward the Seven Point Mountain area.

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  1. Every photo you post reminds us of how beautiful Montana is.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — December 21, 2013 @ 10:41 pm

  2. The WP snowflakes do look a bit odd in this one. 🙂

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    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — December 21, 2013 @ 11:51 pm

    • I agree, but it is not unusual to see snow in the high country in August… or April… or May… or…

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      Comment by montucky — December 21, 2013 @ 11:59 pm

  3. Beautiful area!

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    Comment by centralohionature — December 22, 2013 @ 5:55 am

    • It is! I’m glad that there is still wild country like that around!

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      Comment by montucky — December 23, 2013 @ 8:19 pm

  4. You reside in some of the most beautiful mountain country I’ve seen. It’s just so very different to what we have in Australia. Our mountainous areas are more a grey/blue/green with all the Eucalyptus trees. Yours are more a rich green colour (and sharper mountain peaks). Our outback & desert areas are red and almost treeless. (and I seem to remember back in 1976, central Europe was more green & gold with a softer amber light).

    I don’t know whether you’ve travelled outside of your state, but it’s amazing how the light and landscape colours change over the world.

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    Comment by Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) — December 22, 2013 @ 6:15 am

    • I have always wanted to see Australia, especially the outback, but will probably never have the chance in person. It’s one of the few places in the world that I would really like to visit.
      I have lived in seven other states in the US but Montana has always been my home and I will not leave it again for any extended time.

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      Comment by montucky — December 23, 2013 @ 8:23 pm

  5. Beautiful, but I’m so glad that I don’t have to hike to the horizon. I don’t know how the pioneers ever managed it.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — December 22, 2013 @ 6:58 am

    • I’ve had that feeling too, many times, but realize that there have always been people living here who knew the land and the best travel routes. Even so, crossing through it for the first time would have daunting!

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      Comment by montucky — December 23, 2013 @ 8:25 pm

  6. So much land…it’s beautiful.

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    Comment by Candace — December 22, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

    • Yes. These tall mountain tops here let you see almost forever, and that’s a long ways!

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      Comment by montucky — December 23, 2013 @ 8:26 pm

  7. Hi Montucky, What a really nice view to look at when on a hike! Splendid! Have a very nice coming week and enjoy your holidays! Merry Christmas!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — December 22, 2013 @ 2:25 pm

    • Hiking through our wild country always brings some beautiful scenery! Merry Christmas to you!

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      Comment by montucky — December 23, 2013 @ 8:27 pm

  8. What a beautiful planet we live on … a stunning view and image of it … thank you .

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — December 22, 2013 @ 2:43 pm

    • I’m constantly aware of how beautiful our world is, Teresa. I liked this photo because I remember the trail following the very crest of that ridge, with views all around, and meeting there, junctions with other trails that branched out from it. The trail signs were all from the 1930’s.

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      Comment by montucky — December 23, 2013 @ 8:30 pm

  9. I can almost smell the warm, piney scent of the summer trails…very nice, Terry.

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    Comment by seekraz — December 23, 2013 @ 7:59 am

  10. That’s a beautiful site! – a little funny with the WP snowflakes but it works. Drove through Southern AZ yesterday and there were flakes atop most of the hills.

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    Comment by Tammy — December 23, 2013 @ 9:07 am

    • Even in Arizona, this series of storms! I remember camping in the snow many nights on Mount Lemon above Tucson!

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      Comment by montucky — December 23, 2013 @ 8:33 pm

  11. Such a gorgeous view! What beautiful country!

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    Comment by Fergiemoto — December 26, 2013 @ 12:04 pm

  12. My eye rests in this landscape I guess that there must be some good trails for hiking.

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    Comment by Sartenada — December 27, 2013 @ 12:16 am

    • Yes, there are good trails there. Much of that scene is in an area with now roads at all, only old foot and horse trails that were used to take men, equipment and supplies to many of those peaks where they served on fire lookouts.

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      Comment by montucky — December 27, 2013 @ 8:24 pm


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