Montana Outdoors

April 19, 2015

Clear, and cold, and… vital!

Filed under: Spring Creek — Tags: — montucky @ 8:33 pm

Spring Creek


  1. Nice place to cool off.


    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — April 19, 2015 @ 8:36 pm

    • One of my summer retreats, visited early. Deliciously cool!


      Comment by montucky — April 19, 2015 @ 8:42 pm

  2. Now this would be an ideal spot to rest during hot weather. I’d probably spend many hours there. The sounds of the rushing water and the lovely green mossy rocks and branches would be very relaxing.


    Comment by Jane — April 20, 2015 @ 2:43 am

    • Luckily, the trail head is only about 5 miles from my home, and then a mile hike up into the canyon and it’s a place that is cool even in the hottest part of summer. Few people go there, too.

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      Comment by montucky — April 20, 2015 @ 7:47 am

  3. This is wonderful to see. “Vital” is the right word, isn’t it? I had a bit of extra time this morning and went looking for Montana snow cover information. Finally, I got to this site, and have tucked it in my bookmarks for future reference. Of course there are a few names on that list I recognize because of hanging around your blog — fun!


    Comment by shoreacres — April 20, 2015 @ 5:41 am

    • I have always revered the small, clean and cold streams coming down from the mountains. Now, with the water problems in California and other places so much in the headlines, I’m even more conscious of how vital they really are, and unfortunately, how little appreciated and understood they are. Even here in Montana the forests are being logged, some to the point where they can no longer provide the vast watershed capability to support streams like this. The business and political pressure (and greed) to “capitalize on our natural resources” is in the process of destroying our most valuable and vital resource of all.


      Comment by montucky — April 20, 2015 @ 7:55 am

  4. We must think alike. I was doing the same thing yesterday. It was nice to be near rushing water again.


    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — April 20, 2015 @ 5:52 am

  5. Gorgeous….I love those snow-melt streams….and yes, the sounds they make….the memories they make. 🙂


    Comment by seekraz — April 20, 2015 @ 9:25 am

    • I’ve loved these mountain streams ever since I was very young. Now they are getting more precious with every passing day. I just wish everyone understood that.


      Comment by montucky — April 20, 2015 @ 7:31 pm

      • I have always been a “nature lover,” but it became more meaningful after spending so much time in the mountains up in Utah…it’s real now. And yes, I wish everyone would understand how precious those streams and the ecosystems around them are, and how fragile they are, as well.


        Comment by seekraz — April 20, 2015 @ 7:52 pm

        • I wonder if the time will ever come when larger numbers of folks will start to understand what this planet is all about. It seems to be going the other way at the moment, and it takes time to understand.


          Comment by montucky — April 20, 2015 @ 9:08 pm

  6. it looks as though i am there and could reach out and touch it, so beautiful! wow.
    looked at your previous posts too. you have been out enjoying spring and capturing it’s beauty for us, thank you!


    Comment by Tammie — April 20, 2015 @ 7:58 pm

    • Along with its sister stream a half dozen miles to the west, there are hundreds of cascades like this one just waiting to be seen and appreciated. I’d love to spend an hour at each one.


      Comment by montucky — April 20, 2015 @ 9:11 pm

  7. Now that would be the most refreshing spot on a hot summer day.


    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — April 21, 2015 @ 8:37 am

    • When we have those really hot periods, I do retreat into the canyon for a few hours and it feels so good!

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      Comment by montucky — April 21, 2015 @ 9:05 pm

  8. Hi Montucky, Very very vital! Glad your area has those gorgeous streams and waterfalls! Have a happy Friday tomorrow!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — April 23, 2015 @ 6:27 pm

    • I’m glad that they’re still here too, but I’m very afraid for them in the future. Have a great weekend!


      Comment by montucky — April 23, 2015 @ 7:50 pm

  9. Everything pretty much comes down to water, doesn’t it?


    Comment by Candace — April 25, 2015 @ 9:23 am

    • It does. Water is what makes life on this planet possible, and yet people consistently abuse it, waste it and defile it, and destroy the great watersheds for profit. What in the world are they thinking?


      Comment by montucky — April 25, 2015 @ 10:09 pm

  10. Cool photo and cool water. Love the photo.


    Comment by Sartenada — April 28, 2015 @ 11:53 pm

    • It’s a wonderful small stream. I’m glad that you enjoyed seeing it!


      Comment by montucky — April 29, 2015 @ 7:40 pm

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