Montana Outdoors

October 21, 2015

Graves Creek Road

Filed under: Autumn — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 7:36 pm

Along Graves Creek road/Along Graves Creek road

Along Graves Creek road

The light was good on the Graves Creek Road the other day. This road connects from the Blue Slide Road west of the town of Thompson Falls Montana to Vermilion Pass and the trail head to Mount Headley.


  1. I wouldn’t say the light was good. I’d say the light was terrific. My gosh, what a fall you’re having. I really do enjoy the mix of green and yellow, wtih the orange tinges. It’s so hard to imagine that we’re nearly to the end of October, but you’re helping me to keep up with the time!


    Comment by shoreacres — October 21, 2015 @ 8:52 pm

    • It sure doesn’t seem like it should be the end of October yet. It’s pretty now, but I’m really not looking forward to winter this year.
      I’m hoping for more good color on a trek tomorrow into the Bitterroot mountains.


      Comment by montucky — October 21, 2015 @ 9:03 pm

      • Have fun! I’ll think of you while I’m sweating away in the humidity!


        Comment by shoreacres — October 21, 2015 @ 9:04 pm

        • It will be in the mid 30’s here tonight and no warmer than 60 tomorrow in the valley: up where I’ll be at 7600 feet, probably in the low 40’s.


          Comment by montucky — October 21, 2015 @ 9:19 pm

  2. Fabulous colours.


    Comment by wordsfromanneli — October 21, 2015 @ 9:19 pm

    • Yes, the Larch at that elevation were in prime color. The road and trail was covered in places with Larch needles, a golden carpet.


      Comment by montucky — October 21, 2015 @ 9:25 pm

  3. The larches were really glowing in that light and it must have been a magical walk down that road. Beautiful!


    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — October 22, 2015 @ 3:10 am

  4. The light is superb. It really shows up the contrasting shadows and fall colour well.
    Enjoy your hike…..


    Comment by Vicki — October 22, 2015 @ 7:23 am

    • Sometimes I think I should just go out and walk around, waiting for the light to be just right.


      Comment by montucky — October 22, 2015 @ 7:48 pm

  5. What a beautiful road, gorgeous photos.


    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — October 22, 2015 @ 7:27 am

    • I love that road. It is only ten miles long and goes from 2400 feet to 6000 feet and takes me to some of the most beautiful country around!


      Comment by montucky — October 22, 2015 @ 7:49 pm

  6. Wow, that really lifts the spirits. Such beautiful glowing colours! We’ve had strong winds here for two days now and most of the leaves are off.


    Comment by Jo Woolf — October 22, 2015 @ 12:46 pm

    • It’s a little sad when the leaves are gone. The Larch are shedding rapidly now but they are still prime in some areas.

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      Comment by montucky — October 22, 2015 @ 7:50 pm

  7. Just wonderful….!


    Comment by seekraz — October 23, 2015 @ 7:28 pm

    • These were shot after hiking the trail. Perhaps it was Nature’s way of saying “thanks for visiting”.


      Comment by montucky — October 24, 2015 @ 8:17 am

  8. This is the road, which I would love to drive slowly, slowly…


    Comment by Sartenada — October 26, 2015 @ 1:31 am

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