Montana Outdoors

September 17, 2014

Revett Lake

Filed under: Idaho — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 7:05 pm

Revett Lake (On the Idaho - Montana border

Revett Lake at 10 this morning. It is in the Panhandle National Forest just on the Idaho side of the Montana – Idaho border near Thompson Pass, about 24 miles west of Thompson Falls, Montana.


  1. Oh, my heavens … this is absolutely beautiful! The colors and the reflection … stunning.


    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — September 17, 2014 @ 7:12 pm

    • During the whole hike up to the lake I was berating myself for not getting at least an hour’s earlier start, but when I reached the lake I found that the light was just about perfect.


      Comment by montucky — September 17, 2014 @ 8:16 pm

  2. This photo really does have it all: rock, water, autumn color, the beautiful shape of the pines — or firs. I don’t know my trees well enough to be sure. What I did learn tonight is that Texas and Montana are linked through the botanist George Engelmann. The Engelmann spruce and Engelmann daisy are named for the same fine gentleman.

    I’m beginning to feel a bit like I’m reading Biblical begats when I poke around in the biographies. Engelmann was a friend of Asa Gray, who worked with John Torrey, who surely influenced the named of Charles Torrey Simpson, the great Florida conchologist — but I haven’t figured that out yet. In time!


    Comment by shoreacres — September 17, 2014 @ 7:25 pm

    • It would be a real study to find out how the earlier scientists all fit together. With today’s easy transportation, it is relatively easy to experience different places but in those days,not so much.


      Comment by montucky — September 17, 2014 @ 8:24 pm

  3. A perfect autumn photo! I’m always fascinated by the rock formations as we drive through Montana. Even in the prairie parts, it continues with the badlands. Never a dull moment.


    Comment by wordsfromanneli — September 17, 2014 @ 8:06 pm

    • The colors are really starting to come out at the higher elevations, probably because of the hard freeze we had one night last week.
      I like the rock formations too, although sometimes walking through or over them can be a challenge.


      Comment by montucky — September 17, 2014 @ 8:33 pm

      • Yes, the rock formations are definitely easier to look at than to walk over.


        Comment by wordsfromanneli — September 17, 2014 @ 10:27 pm

        • I never hike a trail without thinking with a great deal of respect of those who originally charted its course and those who actually developed it.

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          Comment by montucky — September 17, 2014 @ 10:38 pm

  4. This photograph is absolutely gorgeous. The colors, the light, the rock formation, the lake…all beautiful. 🙂


    Comment by Where God Takes Me — September 17, 2014 @ 8:39 pm

    • I had visited this lake only once before, in early June a year ago and on that visit the lake was frozen over, those cliffs were nearly buried in snow and there were ten foot deep snow piles over the trail. I went back today and caught the light just about right and the whole place was gorgeous!


      Comment by montucky — September 17, 2014 @ 9:00 pm

  5. Absolutely love the photos you take…Such a gorgeous part of the country.


    Comment by Charlie@Seattle Trekker — September 17, 2014 @ 10:26 pm

    • Thanks Charlie. I’m constantly amazed at the beauty that’s hidden in these mountains. Sometimes it’s just overwhelming.


      Comment by montucky — September 17, 2014 @ 10:37 pm

  6. Wow, beautiful. Just love those colours, and the reflections!


    Comment by Jo Woolf — September 18, 2014 @ 12:43 am

    • We are getting into a very pretty time of year. A hard freeze last week made some of the plants turn into their fall colors.


      Comment by montucky — September 18, 2014 @ 10:04 pm

  7. How gorgeous it that colour.
    Lovely shot.


    Comment by Vicki — September 18, 2014 @ 3:16 am

    • I took a chance that the weather forecast would be correct, a sunny day, and the light turned out to be just right.


      Comment by montucky — September 18, 2014 @ 10:05 pm

  8. Perfect photo! Colors are incredible beautiful. BTW, I recommended to an English teacher from Finland to read your blog.


    Comment by Sartenada — September 18, 2014 @ 4:17 am

    • Thank you Matti! The light conditions at the time of the photo was just right.


      Comment by montucky — September 18, 2014 @ 10:06 pm

  9. I love the way the mountains rise out of the lakes with no hesitation out there. It’s rare to see that here. It looks like fall is coming early to Montana!


    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — September 18, 2014 @ 4:34 am

    • We have a lot of lakes that are fairly high in elevation (this one is 5,800 feet) that nestle in against a cirque of cliffs of mountains and that provides a beautiful backdrop for them.


      Comment by montucky — September 18, 2014 @ 10:08 pm

  10. Woo hoo, it’s that colorful time of year again for you. I know you’re enjoying it.


    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — September 18, 2014 @ 5:00 am

    • Yes, I am really enjoying this time of year. The trails are open and the temperature is cooling off. We are in the window for great outdoor trips before the snow hits.


      Comment by montucky — September 18, 2014 @ 10:10 pm

  11. Gorgeous!!


    Comment by derrycats — September 18, 2014 @ 5:34 am

  12. Nice Autumn colors. (The lake’s okay, to0 )


    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — September 18, 2014 @ 6:30 am

    • Many of the shrubs are in color, but the Larch have not begun to turn color. The Aspen are just starting.

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      Comment by montucky — September 18, 2014 @ 10:12 pm

  13. WOW! Could just look at this (photo or in “real life”) for hours. You did good! Thanks for posting this most excellent scene.


    Comment by Beth — September 18, 2014 @ 7:01 am

    • I wish you could see that in person, Beth. It’s a wonderful experience, and there was no one else within miles.


      Comment by montucky — September 18, 2014 @ 10:13 pm

  14. Color already! Love, love, love it. I could look at this one all day.


    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — September 18, 2014 @ 8:22 am

    • Our valleys now are rather drab and so I was really happy to see the color in the higher places.


      Comment by montucky — September 18, 2014 @ 10:15 pm

  15. Wow you are way ahead of us on the east coast!


    Comment by 2ndhalfolife — September 18, 2014 @ 11:11 am

    • We had a wave of cold air a week ago and it got pretty cold in the higher elevations, making some of the plants turn color. I was lucky to be there when I was.


      Comment by montucky — September 18, 2014 @ 10:16 pm

  16. Hi Montucky, Cool refreshing-looking lake. Gorgeous Fall scenery. Have a wonderful day tomorrow!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — September 18, 2014 @ 3:37 pm

    • The high country is cooling down already and Fall is starting in earnest up there. Wonderful hiking weather! Have a great tomorrow!


      Comment by montucky — September 18, 2014 @ 10:19 pm

  17. oh my! Gorgeous!


    Comment by Tammie — September 18, 2014 @ 9:11 pm

    • Thanks Tammie. It looks like we will have a very pretty Fall this year!


      Comment by montucky — September 18, 2014 @ 10:21 pm

  18. Oh, wow, it’s Fall! How beautiful!!!!! And to see it all reflected, more than twice as nice.


    Comment by Candace — September 19, 2014 @ 9:05 pm

    • The few cold days and one very cold night that we just had has produced some pretty fall colors. Now the larger trees will begin to turn also. It should be a beautiful autumn after the last couple years that had very little fall color.


      Comment by montucky — September 19, 2014 @ 9:31 pm

  19. Such spectacular colors … And a fantastic photo ! … // Maria 🙂


    Comment by mariayarri — September 21, 2014 @ 6:49 am

    • Thanks Maria. We haven’t had very good fall colors here for the last couple of years but it looks as though this year might make up for that. Now I just have to choose the right places for my ventures out and capture some of them!


      Comment by montucky — September 21, 2014 @ 10:20 pm

  20. Wow!!! I love it!!


    Comment by seekraz — September 24, 2014 @ 8:55 pm

  21. Surely, you live in one of the most beautiful places in the whole wide world.
    Watercolor water….it’s wonderful!


    Comment by Mary Strong-Spaid — September 25, 2014 @ 10:15 pm

    • Yes, there are a lot of beautiful places here. The colors at this lake were a little unexpected this trip, but a pleasure to see. How could one resist the next trip that beckons?


      Comment by montucky — September 25, 2014 @ 10:40 pm

  22. Just stunning!


    Comment by Mother Hen — September 28, 2014 @ 9:56 pm

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