Montana Outdoors

October 29, 2015

Looking forward to winter

From USFS trail 340

Photo taken from inside the clouds on USFS trail 340 on October 9, 2013

October 28, 2015

Moonset

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Moonset

October 27, 2015

They’re not wild flowers…

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but they don’t know it.

Red-osier Dogwood

Red-osier Dogwood

Unknown

Red-osier Dogwood

Red-osier Dogwood

Wild rose

Wild rose

Wild rose

Wild rose

October 26, 2015

Heart Lake (2)

Heart Lake *

Heart Lake

Heart Lake

Heart Lake

Heart Lake

Heart Lake

Heart Lake

Heart Lake

Heart Lake

That day was cold and cloudy, good for hiking but I would have preferred a clear sky for photos.

October 25, 2015

Heart Lake (1); the trail

Heart Lake is the largest alpine lake on the Montana side of the northern Bitterroot Mountains, located in a cirque basin just below the Montana/Idaho divide in a huge area known as the Great Burn which is part of the three million acres that was burned in the fire of 1910. On October 22, I hiked up to it on the part of trail 171 that follows the South Fork of Trout Creek up from USFS road 250. Following are photos taken from along the trail. I will post photos of the lake itself in part (2).

At the Heart Lake trail head

Along the Heart Lake trail

Along the Heart Lake trail

Along the Heart Lake trail

Along the Heart Lake trail

Along the Heart Lake trail

Along the Heart Lake trail

Along the Heart Lake trail

Along the Heart Lake trail

Along the Heart Lake trail

Along the Heart Lake trail

Along the Heart Lake trail

Along the Heart Lake trail

Along the Heart Lake trail

Along the Heart Lake trail

Along the Heart Lake trail

Along the Heart Lake trail

Along the Heart Lake trail

October 24, 2015

A visit to Mount Headley

Every year of so I hike up the trail to Mount Headley because of the beauty of the mountain and the surrounding country. It was the site of one of the first fire lookouts in Montana and sits at 7400 feet where it looks over many miles of forest in all directions. The four mile trail is rather gentle and it spreads the climb of 1400 feet evenly over its entire length. As a bonus, a short side trail at about the first mile point lets the hiker stand on a sheer, rocky cliff about 500 feet over the south end of a small cirque lake called Image Lake. I will never forget one morning a few years ago when I stood there watching the sun rise and listening to a wolf pack howling on the trail above me and down beside the lake. Mount Headley is an old friend.(The following photos were taken on October 15, 2015)

Mt Headley

Image Lake

Image Lake

From Mt Headley

From Mt Headley

From Mt Headley

From Mt Headley

From Mt Headley

From Mt Headley

From Mt Headley

Mt Headley

From Mt Headley

From Mt Headley

Mt Headley

Mt Headley

From Mt Headley

Mt Headley trail

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