Montana Outdoors

July 26, 2014

Lunchroom ~ reservation not required

Baldy Lake

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  1. That looks like snow!

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    Comment by jomegat — July 26, 2014 @ 11:37 pm

    • It is, the last of it there. There is much more on some of the taller peaks.

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      Comment by montucky — July 27, 2014 @ 7:52 am

  2. Oh, wow! I could sit up there for a long time! How warm it is up on the tops?

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — July 27, 2014 @ 1:23 am

    • It gets very hot on the peak in the daytime sun, but cools way down at night. The day of the photo the air temp was right at 50ºF and there was a 20 mph wind so a jacket felt very good.

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      Comment by montucky — July 27, 2014 @ 7:54 am

  3. Fantastic photo Terry, what a wonderful view

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    Comment by Mike Howe — July 27, 2014 @ 3:42 am

    • That mountain is exceptional because its top is taller than any other within at least ten miles in any direction. The elevation of the valley below is 2400 feet and the peak is 7400 feet.

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      Comment by montucky — July 27, 2014 @ 7:55 am

  4. Wow, what a spectacular view.
    I’d have lunch in that spot every day of the summer if I could.

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    Comment by Vicki — July 27, 2014 @ 4:49 am

    • I make that hike at least three times each summer. It’s always very pretty and always different.

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      Comment by montucky — July 27, 2014 @ 7:57 am

  5. Nice view.

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    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — July 27, 2014 @ 5:39 am

  6. What a beautiful spot. I wonder if that snow will melt before more falls.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — July 27, 2014 @ 6:38 am

    • Yes, those snow banks will melt before much more comes. On the taller mountains like the Mission Mountains about 50 miles from there the snow is still deep and will last until next winter.

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      Comment by montucky — July 27, 2014 @ 8:00 am

  7. This restaurant has a perfect view!

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — July 27, 2014 @ 9:22 am

  8. Beautiful view. What time do you have to start hiking to get there on time for a noon reservation? Any wild berries available for dessert for lunch?

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    Comment by bearyweather — July 27, 2014 @ 9:54 am

    • It takes me about two hours to get to the top, just moseying along and taking pictures. There are huckleberries up there, but they are not quite ripe yet. The bears are anxious!

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      Comment by montucky — July 27, 2014 @ 10:01 pm

  9. Amazing! Any fish in there?

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    Comment by Dave — July 27, 2014 @ 10:28 am

    • I’ve heard that there are small trout in the lake but I haven’t fished it myself. I love stream fishing but I’m lousy at lake fishing.

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      Comment by montucky — July 27, 2014 @ 10:02 pm

      • You can take a small spinning rod, tie a fly bobber on it (the cone shaped ones) tie about 3 feet of leader/tippet and tie your dry fly to the end. The bobber gives you the weight to cast and then just reel it in slowly. That’s how I catch the fish in the higher mountain lakes. It’s also how to catch fish in Fishtrap lake if you ever get to go there.

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        Comment by Dave — July 28, 2014 @ 12:04 pm

        • I might try that next time I get to Fishtrap! Haven’t done that in years.

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          Comment by montucky — July 28, 2014 @ 10:03 pm

  10. A good day at the office I see. Really nice view.

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    Comment by bentehaarstad — July 27, 2014 @ 10:35 am

    • Better than any day I can remember spending in an office! It’s wonderful to be part of the forest!

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      Comment by montucky — July 27, 2014 @ 10:03 pm

  11. Oh boy, there you go again making me wish so very, very much I was back in Montana!

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    Comment by twoscamps — July 27, 2014 @ 6:43 pm

    • I know what that feels like and it makes me appreciate being here just that much more.

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      Comment by montucky — July 27, 2014 @ 10:05 pm

  12. What a beautiful, peaceful-looking scene. Definitely makes you want to be there.

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    Comment by Sue — July 27, 2014 @ 7:35 pm

    • It provides an entirely different perspective. I find that all of those other cares and concerns leave immediately when I start up a trail like that. The wild country demands one’s complete attention.

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      Comment by montucky — July 27, 2014 @ 10:08 pm

  13. Front Row Seats … :)) Absolutely glorious …

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — July 28, 2014 @ 5:52 am

  14. Now that’s a ‘room’ with a view! Priceless!

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — July 28, 2014 @ 8:39 am

  15. Oh….it looks like home! I know what it’s like to be up there looking down on something like that…and it’s achingly beautiful…. So very nice, Terry.

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    Comment by seekraz — July 28, 2014 @ 10:49 am

  16. That´s what I call a fantastic view ! … Maria 🙂

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    Comment by mariayarri — July 28, 2014 @ 2:05 pm

  17. Unreal photo! Flowers, snow, water, mountains, clouds, you have it all!

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    Comment by Candace — July 28, 2014 @ 3:21 pm

    • That’s why I travel so slowly on those high trails, just to take it all in. And it’s also good to know at such times that your closest company is of another species.

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      Comment by montucky — July 28, 2014 @ 10:19 pm

  18. I really like the way the gray in the clouds and the mountains complement one another. Because the clouds look wintery to me, and the flowers are abloom along the bottom of the photo, it’s as though you’ve captured a whole year in one photo.

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    Comment by shoreacres — July 28, 2014 @ 8:43 pm

    • There are elements of all four seasons, aren’t there. The tan colors in the far valley are from summer grasses that have already turned brown. The sun was warm, the wind was cold and there was rain in those clouds. What more could you ask for?

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      Comment by montucky — July 28, 2014 @ 10:24 pm

  19. Great Shot! Makes me feel like I am there! (and I wish I was).

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    Comment by Reed Andariese — July 29, 2014 @ 6:03 am

  20. wow, what a vista! Montana Beautiful!

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    Comment by Tammie — July 29, 2014 @ 10:40 pm

  21. Wonderful photo! Wish I was close enough to pack a peanut butter sandwich and a drink…and actually come up there for lunch. What a view….

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    Comment by Mary Strong-Spaid — July 30, 2014 @ 9:21 am

    • I know you would love it, and even more after your first visit.

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      Comment by montucky — July 30, 2014 @ 3:38 pm

  22. My kind of lunchroom, such a gorgeous view, I would never get tired of it.

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    Comment by isathreadsoflife — August 1, 2014 @ 11:25 pm

  23. The landscape is so beautiful, that when admiring it, I could forget to eat. 🙂

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    Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2014 @ 3:22 am

    • When dining there, I eat slowly. I wonder how many lunches I’ve enjoyed there over the years.

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      Comment by montucky — August 4, 2014 @ 8:38 pm

  24. Unbelievable view!

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    Comment by Watching Seasons — August 6, 2014 @ 9:35 am

    • That’s why I can’t stay away from the high mountain trails.

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      Comment by montucky — August 6, 2014 @ 4:48 pm


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