Montana Outdoors

June 10, 2015

Flora and fauna along the Flathead River.

Flathead River scene

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  1. Beautiful area!

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    Comment by centralohionature — June 10, 2015 @ 3:49 pm

  2. You could fill many calendars with scenic photos of Montana.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — June 10, 2015 @ 4:11 pm

  3. “New” greens have such variety, and vibrancy. You even have lime-popsicle-green in this one! (I once had a Snap-On ratcheting screwdriver in that exact shade of green. When it went in the water, I grieved for months. Your plants belong in the water. That screwdriver didn’t.)

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    Comment by shoreacres — June 10, 2015 @ 5:01 pm

    • The water level is a little high from snow melt in the Glacier Park area. Unfortunately though, not as high as in a normal year.
      The country is still rejoicing about spring, but it’s getting very dry already. We are hoping for some good rains to come along!

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      Comment by montucky — June 10, 2015 @ 9:26 pm

  4. This almost looks like the garden of Eden ( not that I’ve ever been there) but it’s all very peaceful in this photo I could look at it for hours!

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    Comment by iAMsafari.com — June 10, 2015 @ 5:46 pm

    • This is on the Flathead Indian Reservation. It’s one of the places I like to hike especially during winter when the access to higher country is blocked by snow. THere is a lot of wildlife on the Res. too.

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      Comment by montucky — June 10, 2015 @ 9:28 pm

  5. Montana is beautiful. Your snow-covered mountain winters and your vibrant green summers filled with wildflowers really appeal to me. Such glorious country.

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    Comment by Jane — June 10, 2015 @ 5:47 pm

    • I think it is too, Jane. It’s a wonderful place for those of us who really love the outdoors and the wild places. I’ll be headed into another wild area in the morning. Summer is wonderful up here!

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      Comment by montucky — June 10, 2015 @ 9:29 pm

  6. Just the words, “along the Flathead River,” thrill me … Beautiful photo.

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — June 10, 2015 @ 6:35 pm

    • It’s a beautiful and important river. A wonderful place to be at most any time of the year!

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      Comment by montucky — June 10, 2015 @ 9:30 pm

  7. Oh my goodness! What lens did you have? Awesome to see him just lumbering about!

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    Comment by Candace — June 10, 2015 @ 8:01 pm

    • I had just been on a search for Bitterroots (which I didn’t find) and had my 60mm macro lens on the camera, so that’s what I used. It works pretty well as just a regular 60mm lens. Wish I had the zoom though. I did track him down about a half mile away and got a slightly fuzzy photo at a closer range that I will post probably tomorrow. You have sharp eyes for the critters!

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      Comment by montucky — June 10, 2015 @ 9:36 pm

  8. What a lovely scenery! Would you get any fish in this river?

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    Comment by Girl Gone Expat — June 10, 2015 @ 8:53 pm

    • Yes, there is a pretty good variety of fish there, from huge Northern Pike to bass and some fairly good sized trout.

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      Comment by montucky — June 10, 2015 @ 9:37 pm

  9. Ugg…hit enter by mistake! Took me a minute…probably would have taken longer if (s)he was standing right in front of me!

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    Comment by deleted — June 10, 2015 @ 9:05 pm

    • That’s OK. That was one of those cases where it was hard to decide whether to try to get a photo or just enjoy the sight!

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      Comment by montucky — June 10, 2015 @ 9:39 pm

  10. Another stunning photo..

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    Comment by Mother Hen — June 10, 2015 @ 11:22 pm

  11. That bear lives in a very beautiful spot! I wonder what the yellow is on top of his small hill.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — June 11, 2015 @ 3:29 am

    • THe mass of yellow on the top of the rock is lichen, possibly Pleopsidium flavum or Pleopsidium chlorophanum.

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      Comment by montucky — June 11, 2015 @ 7:05 pm

      • Wow! That’s a vivid color!

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        Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — June 12, 2015 @ 3:33 am

        • There are huge amounts of that lichen on the big rocks all over this area. I will post some photos later of the cliffs below the Big Hole loohout and you can see large patches of it there too.

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          Comment by montucky — June 12, 2015 @ 6:57 am

  12. What a lovely location.
    It’s always great to see some of your wonderful wild countryside.

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    Comment by Vicki — June 11, 2015 @ 4:50 am

    • The river through that area is very scenic. A Reservation conservation license is required to hike through there, but I buy one every year. It also gives me access to the rest of the reservation (1.313 million acres).

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      Comment by montucky — June 11, 2015 @ 7:08 pm

      • Now I live so close to a river with a few (rather tame) rapids, I’m getting to love the riverside walks also. Just wish the wilder, more natural stretches were longer.

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        Comment by Vicki — June 12, 2015 @ 5:31 pm

        • I’m sure you will enjoy the river and find so much to photograph there.It’s always worthwhile to spend time along a river!

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          Comment by montucky — June 12, 2015 @ 8:49 pm

  13. Seems I am not the only one to want to explore that little area! What a view! Thanks for posting this photo. And I think I will give a second thought to exploring that rocky outcrop right away.

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    Comment by Beth — June 11, 2015 @ 6:27 am

    • You never know what you will encounter in that area. Makes it exciting to hike through there!

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      Comment by montucky — June 11, 2015 @ 7:09 pm

  14. Oh….to be there! Such a beautiful place, Terry. THIS is the kind of place that stirs my soul….

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    Comment by seekraz — June 11, 2015 @ 7:26 am

    • There is practically unlimited area to explore around here, Scott. I do the best that I can for the reason you mentioned!

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      Comment by montucky — June 11, 2015 @ 7:10 pm

      • It’s heartbreakingly beautiful out there….and I know that you KNOW how absolutely fortunate you are to live where you do….. While I’m more than a bit envious, I’m very happy for you, too. 🙂

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        Comment by seekraz — June 11, 2015 @ 9:06 pm

        • I’m overjoyed to see what I am still able to see and to go where I can still go, but very sad to see the direction that the west seems to be going regarding wild places and wilderness. We are probably the last generation that will be able to see all that we see now. So much damage is being done.

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          Comment by montucky — June 11, 2015 @ 9:57 pm

          • I don’t know what it will take for the law and policy makers to wake-up, but I hope they do before it’s too late.

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            Comment by seekraz — June 12, 2015 @ 7:19 am

            • I think our country needs to go through a complete culture change and start addressing the important things, but greed and selfishness will probably not let that happen.

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              Comment by montucky — June 12, 2015 @ 8:46 pm

              • I agree…and find it unlikely that it will happen…..

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                Comment by seekraz — June 12, 2015 @ 8:56 pm

  15. Wonderful image and scene Terry !!

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    Comment by Bernie Kasper — June 12, 2015 @ 12:05 pm

    • There’s always something very pretty along that river at any time of the year.

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      Comment by montucky — June 12, 2015 @ 8:47 pm

  16. Beautiful View! Love to be there!

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    Comment by Reed Andariese — June 14, 2015 @ 3:49 pm

    • It’s a very pretty area with miles of nice scenery along the river.

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      Comment by montucky — June 14, 2015 @ 4:09 pm

  17. I love your landscapes photos montucky, you live in an idyllic place !

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    Comment by Jocelyne — June 16, 2015 @ 10:56 am


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