Montana Outdoors

November 19, 2015

Flathead Lake just before winter

Filed under: Winter — Tags: , — montucky @ 8:51 pm

Flathead Lake

Flathead Lake

Flathead Lake is located in northwest Montana just south of Glacier National Park. It is 192 square miles in size.

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  1. Breathtaking. It must be wonderful to be there, and watch the light play across the water and the mountains. It’s interesting to see the differences between the two photos, but both are beautiful. Are you using a wide-angle lens? However you did it, you certainly seem to have captured some of the spirit of the place.

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    Comment by shoreacres — November 19, 2015 @ 9:01 pm

    • The lake has many moods and some beautiful scenes.
      Both photos were taken at 10mm with a 10 – 30mm lens that I am really getting to like!

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      Comment by montucky — November 19, 2015 @ 9:30 pm

  2. What a dramatic scene!

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    Comment by Sue — November 19, 2015 @ 10:11 pm

    • I had to stop and take a few pictures. It was on the way to the grocery store.

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      Comment by montucky — November 19, 2015 @ 10:22 pm

  3. I bet it can get pretty choppy on a lake that size if it’s a windy day.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — November 19, 2015 @ 10:20 pm

    • Yes, it certainly can. The folks who use the lake pay pretty close attention to the weather forecasts, especially about winds.

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      Comment by montucky — November 19, 2015 @ 10:25 pm

      • I know on our bigger lakes it’s easy for a small boat to get into trouble when the wind comes up. Sometimes it happens faster than they can get back to the safety of the shore.

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        Comment by wordsfromanneli — November 20, 2015 @ 11:22 am

  4. Gosh, that’s almost the size of a small county in the UK! Beautiful place, and I love the shadows on those far hills.

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — November 20, 2015 @ 12:26 am

    • It’s a big lake and the mountains make it very scenic. Also a very good lake for fishing and recreation.

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      Comment by montucky — November 20, 2015 @ 8:41 pm

  5. Superb scenery and image.
    I just wish I had the health (and money 🙂 ) to travel.
    I think Montana has made it to my Bucket Lister since I’ve been following your blog, Terry.

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    Comment by Vicki — November 20, 2015 @ 2:24 am

    • I was born and raised here, so naturally I think it’s beautiful, but I’ve lived in other places in the U.S. too and sill like it here best. I know you would love to see some of it!

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      Comment by montucky — November 20, 2015 @ 8:43 pm

      • Maybe I should just think bigger more vivid dreams and they might come true. Some have. But seriously, I think I might need the heart wall & valve operation first. I’m getter slower and more breathless out and about these days.

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        Comment by Vicki — November 20, 2015 @ 11:40 pm

        • Clearly, health comes first! Everything else is a plus.

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          Comment by montucky — November 21, 2015 @ 12:12 am

  6. Look like a beautiful area to explore by canoe, except when the wind picks up!

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    Comment by centralohionature — November 20, 2015 @ 4:59 am

    • I can’t recall ever seeing a canoe on the lake. It can be treacherous when the wind suddenly picks up.

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      Comment by montucky — November 20, 2015 @ 8:44 pm

  7. I know where you were!!! My hometown of Polson, nice pictures. Take care

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    Comment by Ron Mangels — November 20, 2015 @ 7:02 am

  8. I love the various shades of blue in these photos. It’s beautiful scenery.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — November 20, 2015 @ 3:59 pm

    • There is a lot of blue in this landscape. In winter the mountains, from a distance, turn a different shade of blue.

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      Comment by montucky — November 20, 2015 @ 8:46 pm

  9. Wow, that’s a huge lake! How pretty.

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    Comment by Candace — November 20, 2015 @ 5:20 pm

    • Yes, it’s big and scenic. A little too much traffic to please me, but still pretty.

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      Comment by montucky — November 20, 2015 @ 8:47 pm

  10. Hi Montucky, There certainly is something to be said about the gorgeous alpine lakes that do not have any Alligators! I think about every body of fresh water in Florida is home to at least one Alligator. Your lakes are really beautiful and have clean clear water for the most part. Have a great weekend and enjoy your beautiful mountains and lakes!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — November 20, 2015 @ 9:34 pm

    • I would love to see gators once in awhile, but mostly prefer less challenging watering holes! Right now I’m happy to still see open water. One of the high lakes that I’ve visited recently was nearly frozen over already.

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      Comment by montucky — November 20, 2015 @ 9:52 pm

  11. Beautiful!! I love your blog! Just found you while searching the wealth of the Internet 🙂
    Here is my blog if you would like to check it out:

    http://www.thecatsandthebirds.com/

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    Comment by The Cats and The Birds — November 21, 2015 @ 12:58 pm

    • Thanks for visiting! I like the theme you have for your blog and enjoyed your photos!

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      Comment by montucky — November 22, 2015 @ 9:46 am

  12. This looks more like a sea! How beautiful, Terry. So much of my favourite colour. All that blue is very soothing! 🙂

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    Comment by Jane — November 22, 2015 @ 12:05 am

    • This part of the country really brightens up when the sky is clear, especially in winter. We are starting to get a flow of arctic air and it is extremely clear and cold. Now if we can get some snow it will be really pretty!

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      Comment by montucky — November 22, 2015 @ 9:38 am

  13. A stunning scenery! Does the lake freeze over in the winter?

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    Comment by Inger — November 22, 2015 @ 8:21 pm

    • Most of it stays open but some of the bays will freeze over. Most of the lakes here do, but this one is just too big.

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      Comment by montucky — November 22, 2015 @ 9:16 pm

  14. That is a beautiful bunch of water!

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    Comment by seekraz — November 23, 2015 @ 2:27 pm

  15. Beautiful lake photos. Blue is my favorite color and in Your photos it is gorgeous.

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    Comment by Sartenada — November 24, 2015 @ 5:17 am

    • It was nice to have such a blue sky over the lake before winter.

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      Comment by montucky — November 24, 2015 @ 10:17 am


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