I love your mountain shots—especially. I live in Virginia, and grew up at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The beauty of the two ranges vary, but they both flaunt their majesty in their own unique ways. You should stop by and check out a post I did on the Shenandoah Valley, and do your own comparison. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your photos. They are breathtaking. I would love to come to Montana and ride sometimes. I imagine the Mountains are exceptionally spectacular from the back of a horse.
I’ve heard and read so much about the Blue Ridge Mountains, but have never had the chance to see them for myself. I know I would love them if I did!
In the early 1900’s a large number of fire lookouts were built on Montana mountain peaks, 639 to be exact, and most of the old pack trail that were constructed to enable pack strings to get up there to supply them still exist, making many miles of great horse and hiking trails. You would enjoy some of them!
Larches are beautiful when they turn and that last shot is really breathtaking. I was looking at our larches last weekend and they hadn’t started yet. When it starts it happens fast so I’ll have to take another look soon.
And here they are. They make me happy, just to look at them. I’ve noticed the past few days that our dry cypress, the closest think I think we have to larches, are beginning to turn. In a good year, they begin a gorgeous rusty brown before their needles fall. But I think I prefer the larches. And snow? Well, it’s getting time, even here. I see the road crews have been out and opened up our road signs that say, “Caution! Watch for Icing!” We watch and watch, but we don’t get much. 🙂
I love all of the trees, but it would be hard on me to miss the larch when it turns gold!
The breeze today felt really cold as it came down from crossing the snow-covered ridges. Now there will be a week or two of my least favorite time of year, when the temperature hovers around freezing at night and there is fog/rain/snow in the air. Not a good time for bad drivers and first responders!