Montana Outdoors

January 11, 2014

Overlooking Corona Divide

Overlooking Corona

from USFS trail 340 in the Baldy Mountain roadless area on October 9, 2013.

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  1. I was in Montana that day, but farther east. You’re right above the clouds on that trail! What a view!

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — January 11, 2014 @ 1:15 am

  2. What beautiful yellow lichen! And such a stunning view. I really want to get up into the mountains this year – one of our resolutions!

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — January 11, 2014 @ 2:51 am

    • That will be a good resolution to follow up on! Those yellow lichens are wolf lichens, very common here.

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      Comment by montucky — January 11, 2014 @ 9:56 am

  3. Gorgeous view! I never get tired of your above-the-clouds shots.

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    Comment by TheDailyClick — January 11, 2014 @ 4:19 am

    • Thanks. I especially enjoy the days when I can get above the clouds.

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      Comment by montucky — January 11, 2014 @ 9:57 am

  4. Beautiful, what a fabulous hike that must have been

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    Comment by Mike Howe — January 11, 2014 @ 4:55 am

    • I go up that trail at least 3 times each summer. It’s obvious why!

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      Comment by montucky — January 11, 2014 @ 9:57 am

  5. What a view! it might just be the sun, but it looks like the limbs on those dead trees might be covered with some very colorful lichens.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — January 11, 2014 @ 7:19 am

    • Those are wolf lichens Letharia vulpina, one of the dominant species in Douglas Fir forests here. Some will be found in strictly pine stand as well.

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      Comment by montucky — January 11, 2014 @ 10:01 am

      • Wolf lichens are on my lichen wish list. I’ve always hoped to see them but apparently I’d have to go north to find them in this area.

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        Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — January 11, 2014 @ 2:35 pm

        • They are plentiful here especially in the old growth forests and very bright colored, easy to see.

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          Comment by montucky — January 11, 2014 @ 11:06 pm

  6. Looking at your photos over the months, I’ve grown unaccountably fond of those raggedy old trees. As they age and wither away, I can imagine them enjoying the view as much as we do.

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    Comment by shoreacres — January 11, 2014 @ 7:22 am

    • Like this one, most of my photos look “cluttered” because of those old trees, but they are always present in old-growth forests like the ones in the roadless areas. Like you I’ve grown to be very fond of them, and find that they inspire thoughts about the times through which they lived and still stand, many centuries, and I wish I knew more about each of all of those years!

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      Comment by montucky — January 11, 2014 @ 10:04 am

  7. It is thought-provoking to think of all they’ve “seen.”

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    Comment by Candace — January 11, 2014 @ 11:56 am

    • It really is! And think of those Bristlecones in northern Arizona!

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      Comment by montucky — January 11, 2014 @ 2:02 pm

  8. Great photo. I love among others in it roaming clouds.

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    Comment by Sartenada — January 24, 2014 @ 1:18 am


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