Montana Outdoors

January 5, 2016

Whatever it takes

Filed under: Weeksville Creek, Winter — Tags: , , — montucky @ 2:20 pm


My son had my Jeep so…

Weeksville Road

Beyond here there were 4 X 4 tracks, snowmobile tracks, deer tracks, elk tracks and one set of boot tracks.

Weeksville Road

Weeksville Road.

Snowy Firs

Snow on the firs.

Weeksville Creek

Weeksville Creek.

Snow shower from the trees

With the slightest breeze the trees were shedding snow.

The star of the show

The tiny Fir was the star of the show.


  1. Gorgeous photos, I love getting out in the snow when the sun is out like it is in your photos.


    Comment by Charlie@Seattle Trekker — January 5, 2016 @ 2:30 pm

    • Thanks Charlie! I get out in the snow every day but I too like it best on the sunny ones.


      Comment by montucky — January 5, 2016 @ 2:59 pm

  2. Snow is good for people, especially with scenery like this.


    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — January 5, 2016 @ 3:04 pm

    • It is! I’m going to be getting out more often, especially if the snow builds up. I want to snowshoe in Glacier this year. I understand there are some decent trails around Apgar.


      Comment by montucky — January 5, 2016 @ 5:19 pm

  3. Beautiful!


    Comment by sararall — January 5, 2016 @ 3:25 pm

    • Thanks! It should get even prettier as the snow builds up during the next two months.


      Comment by montucky — January 5, 2016 @ 5:21 pm

  4. Gorgeous! I wouldn’t want to miss this…


    Comment by Mother Hen — January 5, 2016 @ 3:42 pm

  5. It looks like you’re having a good old fashioned winter this year. It’s beautiful!


    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — January 5, 2016 @ 4:15 pm

    • Well, we need more snow, but the mountains seem to be doing well. THe nearest ski area from here has had 115 inches so far.

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      Comment by montucky — January 5, 2016 @ 5:23 pm

  6. Amazing.
    It’s like a scene in Narnia. It’s magic the way the sun catches the snow falling off the firs.


    Comment by Vicki — January 5, 2016 @ 5:39 pm

    • I nearly froze eight of my fingers before I got those snow falling shots. A little sun turned the forest into a wonderland.

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      Comment by montucky — January 5, 2016 @ 8:10 pm

  7. The snow from the “shedding” trees looks really magical. Would be wet standing in it though.


    Comment by wordsfromanneli — January 5, 2016 @ 6:16 pm

  8. That first photo would challenge anything the auto manufacturers could tuck into an ad. Is the car named “Rusti,” by any chance? The photos with falling snow are my favorites — and the last is just begging for a story. We have “The Littlest Angel.” Why not, “The Littlest Tree”? The shaft of light makes it look as though it’s just been chosen for some extraordinary honor.


    Comment by shoreacres — January 5, 2016 @ 6:20 pm

    • Yes, RUSTI in such a setting can be very photogenic!
      That might be a special tree at that because Nature put it in the spotlight in Her own way.


      Comment by montucky — January 5, 2016 @ 8:14 pm

  9. Great! Love the little tree shot!


    Comment by Reed Andariese — January 5, 2016 @ 6:54 pm

  10. You still went for it…..and stunning captures, wow! Wonderful, Terry! 🙂


    Comment by bayphotosbydonna — January 5, 2016 @ 8:14 pm

    • Thanks Donna! I walk there often in all seasons. It is especially nice this winter because the road is snow covered, not glare ice as it usually is in the winter.

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      Comment by montucky — January 5, 2016 @ 8:27 pm

  11. A winter wonderland!


    Comment by de Wets Wild — January 5, 2016 @ 8:20 pm

    • Some folks don’t especially like winter, but it can easily be as pretty as the other seasons.

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      Comment by montucky — January 5, 2016 @ 8:31 pm

      • We don’t get too see much snow – maybe once in twenty years – so to us it looks enchanting!


        Comment by de Wets Wild — January 5, 2016 @ 8:41 pm

        • I consider snow to be one of Nature’s miracles: it is magical when it is falling!

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          Comment by montucky — January 5, 2016 @ 8:45 pm

  12. We recently got our first all-wheel-drive vehicle (a Subaru Outback), but I don’t know if I’d risk heading down the snowbound lanes in your pictures. You must be used to those conditions after all these years.


    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — January 5, 2016 @ 10:04 pm

    • Yes, very used to them. And your Subaru would do just fine here!


      Comment by montucky — January 5, 2016 @ 10:07 pm

  13. Looks like RUSTI performed well. Beautiful little tree star!


    Comment by Candace — January 5, 2016 @ 10:27 pm

    • RUSTI is just a little car, but it has the attitude of a snowmobile. I have a lot of hope for that little Fir!


      Comment by montucky — January 5, 2016 @ 10:35 pm

  14. What a lot of snow you have in your area ! This is beautiful, I love walking on forest roads or tracks, seeing the sun through the branches and being showered by snow. Thanks for this lovely gift of pictures.


    Comment by isathreadsoflife — January 6, 2016 @ 2:33 am

    • I love those things too, very much! Winter is to be enjoyed!


      Comment by montucky — January 6, 2016 @ 10:40 am

  15. These photos are just magical! I love the sunlight through the trees. How very beautiful, and very welcome as well. We’ve had endless rain and wind so far this winter and it is a treat to see images like this.


    Comment by Jo Woolf — January 6, 2016 @ 3:43 am

    • I hope you finally get some snow too Jo. I love summer rain, but rain in winter is not the same. I’m hoping for a lot more snow before it starts to turn toward Spring.

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      Comment by montucky — January 6, 2016 @ 10:42 am

  16. So very nice…lovely Winter. I remember catching some of those little “snow showers” on my head and down the neck of my sweatshirt when hiking similar forest trails….they’re rather inspiring!


    Comment by seekraz — January 6, 2016 @ 7:53 am

    • Yes those little showers will cool you off very quickly. Refreshing though! I usually wear a wide-brimmed hat in that kind of area just for the tree snow.


      Comment by montucky — January 6, 2016 @ 10:45 am

  17. Sunny snow days, the best! My favorite (although it’s hard to pick because all your photos are so good) is the little fir, the star of the show. I’m a bit jealous of all your snow, all we have here is a dusting on the ground, which means none on the trees. 😦


    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — January 6, 2016 @ 8:13 am

    • So far it has been a fairly good snow year, and very good at the higher elevations. I hope it continues, interspersed with those cold sunny days and bright moonlit nights!


      Comment by montucky — January 6, 2016 @ 10:48 am

  18. Just beautiful!


    Comment by Dana S. Hugh — January 7, 2016 @ 5:38 am

    • Thanks Dana. Yes, a little sun really brightens up the landscape. Today the conditions were all white, barely to distinguish between the sky and the snow.

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      Comment by montucky — January 7, 2016 @ 7:26 pm

  19. I stumbled on your blog this morning. It is GORGEOUS. My husband are considering vacationing in Montana this February for a 1 yr wedding anniversary. I am a snow junkie and we both love to hike in the snow. We are hoping to find a cabin w/stunning views and hopefully lots of snow for some awesome hikes. Any places you might recommend for us? Thanks for sharing your blog.


    Comment by Anonymous — January 7, 2016 @ 6:10 am

    • Thank you! I wish I could give you a good lead or two, but I really can’t think of anything near here. I guess I’ve not looked around with the idea of accommodations in mind. I know there are quite a few in the area around Glacier Park but I have no personal experience with them.


      Comment by montucky — January 7, 2016 @ 7:32 pm

  20. Hi Montucky, I like how you took us down that road to the glorious little tree bathed in the snowy sunbeams! Beautiful set of photographs. Have a wonderful day!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — January 7, 2016 @ 10:29 am

    • Isn’t that the cutest little tree? Have a great Friday!


      Comment by montucky — January 7, 2016 @ 7:33 pm

  21. As a car lover, I enjoyed the first photo very much and others also. I have owned now nearly three years BMW xDrive (=four-wheel drive). In my newest post, You saw my previous car, which was front wheel drive. New car is great car in winter.


    Comment by Sartenada — January 22, 2016 @ 2:10 am

    • Yes, 4WD is excellent for winter. I’m glad that the manufacturers have have refined the technology.


      Comment by montucky — January 22, 2016 @ 2:04 pm

      • That car will be our be, our last car, because we are old. It will last 15 years easily. 🙂 For example, my wife’s car is already 13 years old without any problems,

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        Comment by Sartenada — January 23, 2016 @ 12:46 am

  22. Stunning shots that are helping to cool me down on this 36C day! I love the pics where the light is streaming through the snow that is falling down from trees.


    Comment by Jane — January 22, 2016 @ 7:19 pm

    • There’s no doubt that snow can be pretty. I really love living here where there four distinct seasons. Some folks don’t especially like winter, but I started loving it when I was just a kid who got to go out and play in it to my heart’s content.

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      Comment by montucky — January 22, 2016 @ 7:49 pm

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