Montana Outdoors

January 2, 2014

South from Cube Iron

South from Cube Iron Mountain

Photo was taken on August 13, 2010 from USFS trail 460 on Cube Iron Mountain in the Cube Iron/Silcox roadless area in the Cabinet Mountains of western Montana.

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  1. That is a real “Wow!” picture. Standing where you must have been standing to take it would take a person’s breath away.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — January 2, 2014 @ 9:40 pm

    • That trail is only three miles long but it climbs 3400 feet in those three miles. Each second of the hike and every foot of the trail is precious!

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      Comment by montucky — January 2, 2014 @ 9:51 pm

      • What a workout! But worth it when you have a view like this at the end of it.

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        Comment by wordsfromanneli — January 2, 2014 @ 9:56 pm

        • The views are wonderful every step from the trail head, and the good news is that it looks like that little 37,000 acre roadless area will probably be protected for its beauty and trail system!

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          Comment by montucky — January 2, 2014 @ 10:07 pm

  2. I’m glad you have a collection large enough to be posting these photographs before getting that knee fixed.

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    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — January 2, 2014 @ 9:56 pm

    • Thanks Malcolm. It has been enjoyable looking through some of the photo collection, and surprising how many details I remember from each trip. This is one of 131 photos from that trip.
      I saw some MRI images today and there will be some titanium in my near future, as soon as I can schedule it!

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      Comment by montucky — January 2, 2014 @ 10:11 pm

  3. I agree, another wow photo!

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    Comment by Roberta — January 3, 2014 @ 12:02 am

  4. Stunning landscape! It’s good to see the mountains in their summer glory, especially with the wind & rain howling outside!

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — January 3, 2014 @ 3:26 am

    • I would love to see what that scene looks like today, just by way of contrast!

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      Comment by montucky — January 3, 2014 @ 10:31 pm

  5. Amazing!

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    Comment by Rosa de los Vientos — January 3, 2014 @ 3:57 am

  6. What a spectacular view – great shot, Terry.
    I like the close-up of the rock formation in the foreground – makes a good focal point to draw the eye in.

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    Comment by Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) — January 3, 2014 @ 4:50 am

    • Thanks Vicki! There are so many choices in that kind of scenery!

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      Comment by montucky — January 3, 2014 @ 10:37 pm

  7. That’s a beautiful view-well worth the climb. “Cube Iron” is an interesting name. I wonder if it was chosen to warn potential prospectors that what they were seeing was iron pyrite and not gold.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — January 3, 2014 @ 5:18 am

    • I have never figured out where that name came from or exactly what it means. I have not seen iron pyrite in that area, but there are many signs of iron deposits, nothing spectacular that I’m aware of. I do know that the mountain was named in the early 1900’s.

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      Comment by montucky — January 3, 2014 @ 10:49 pm

  8. I wish I were there πŸ™‚ Beautiful place!

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    Comment by Dana S. Hugh — January 3, 2014 @ 6:23 am

    • If everything goes well, I plan to visit there again in the summer as part of a long hike from one end of that roadless area to the other. I’d also love to visit there right now: there is probably over 5 feet of snow on that part of the trail right now.

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      Comment by montucky — January 3, 2014 @ 10:57 pm

  9. I’ve not heard of cube iron – an interesting name. I did some searching and ended up looking at pyrite jewelry and polished blocks of the stuff on ebay – pretty! Not as pretty as this view, though. It’s just 32 here now. That sunshine, combined with the view and the flowers, is very appealing.

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    Comment by shoreacres — January 3, 2014 @ 7:43 am

    • I’ve seen the name used in relation to iron deposits, but haven’t been able to pin it down to anything specific. Somewhere in our archives, there is a small rock that I brought back from there and I recall that it did show iron color.

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      Comment by montucky — January 3, 2014 @ 10:59 pm

  10. Beautiful, Terry….I love your wilderness up there. πŸ™‚

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    Comment by seekraz — January 3, 2014 @ 7:51 am

    • Thanks Scott. You would feel very comfortable in these mountains!

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      Comment by montucky — January 3, 2014 @ 11:00 pm

      • You’re welcome…and I’m quite certain that I would. If you ever hear that I’ve run away from home, don’t tell anybody where you think I might be….ok? πŸ˜‰

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        Comment by seekraz — January 9, 2014 @ 8:55 pm

        • I won’t tell… the guest room is always ready!

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          Comment by montucky — January 9, 2014 @ 9:10 pm

          • Fantastic! I’ll let you know when I’m in the neighborhood. πŸ™‚

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            Comment by seekraz — January 9, 2014 @ 9:25 pm

  11. Wow! Just beautiful!

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    Comment by WildBill — January 3, 2014 @ 1:40 pm

    • It’s beautiful country, Bill. Places where one’s though are much different than in the “civilized” places… as you know!

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      Comment by montucky — January 3, 2014 @ 11:01 pm

  12. so very beautiful!

    happy new year to you and yours!

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    Comment by Tammie — January 3, 2014 @ 8:03 pm

    • Thanks Tammie! Happy New Year to you and your family too!

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      Comment by montucky — January 3, 2014 @ 11:01 pm

  13. Spectacular view! No more WordPress snow 😦 Titanium? Does that mean you are having a replacement instead of arthroscopic surgery?

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    Comment by Candace — January 3, 2014 @ 10:12 pm

    • Yes, a replacement as soon as it can be arranged. I saw the MRI images yesterday and the only question became “how soon can it be replaced”. Good timing, though!

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      Comment by montucky — January 3, 2014 @ 11:04 pm

  14. I so love your landscape photos, they are always amazingly beautiful ! I wish you a wonderful New Year montucky πŸ™‚

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    Comment by Jocelyne — January 4, 2014 @ 11:48 am

  15. Wow. What a spectacular place to be standing … glorious.

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — January 5, 2014 @ 6:36 am

    • Yes. Just one trip into a place like that changes a lot of things for a person!

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      Comment by montucky — January 5, 2014 @ 9:48 am

  16. I could stay for a long time at this place and admire and admire.

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    Comment by Sartenada — January 10, 2014 @ 5:01 am

    • Yes, I usually spend a lot of time just looking when I get to these high places. From there I see a much different world.

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      Comment by montucky — January 10, 2014 @ 5:51 pm


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