Montana Outdoors

March 30, 2016

From the Big Hole road USFS 5587

Filed under: Spring — Tags: , , — montucky @ 8:38 am

Yesterday on another attempt to reach the trail head to the Big Hole Lookout on the quad I turned around at about 4800 feet because of some very deep and melting snow on the road and also because high winds coming across the ridge tops were threatening to bring trees down over the road. The views were very nice though .

Baldy Mountain from the Big Hole road

Baldy Mountain from the Big Hole road

From the Big Hole road USFS 5587

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  1. Great view of Baldy Mt!

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    Comment by Ron Mangels — March 30, 2016 @ 9:17 am

    • Looks good, doesn’t it! I wish I could be on top this time of year, but I imagine the avalance danger would be very high up there now.

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      Comment by montucky — March 30, 2016 @ 9:32 am

  2. I can tell you are loving that quad! 🙂

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — March 30, 2016 @ 9:19 am

    • I am. It sure allows access this time of year compared to other vehicles, and of course the visibility from it is wonderful.

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      Comment by montucky — March 30, 2016 @ 9:35 am

  3. It looks cool out there, but beautiful.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — March 30, 2016 @ 1:12 pm

  4. Wow, what views. That swath of sunlight through the middle of the top photo is so beautiful and intriguing …

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — March 30, 2016 @ 2:37 pm

    • On partly cloudy days, views from up high are like slideshows: the scenes keep changing.

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      Comment by montucky — March 30, 2016 @ 7:28 pm

  5. I especially like the patch of sunlight sliding across the mountain in the first photo. Water’s good, but I think mountains may be best for showing the movement of clouds. Anyone who says, “Oh, the mountains never change” might consider a second look!

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    Comment by shoreacres — March 30, 2016 @ 3:06 pm

    • Yes mountain views change constantly. Most of the day hikes that I go on consist of 4 to 6 miles up to a mountain top and then back. The scenes are completely different on both the ascent and the descent so it’s enjoyable to use the trail both ways.

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      Comment by montucky — March 30, 2016 @ 7:31 pm

  6. Beautiful views. It looks like there’s still plenty of snow up high.
    I don’t blame you for not wanting to deal with falling trees. A young fireman died here yesterday when a tree fell on the truck he was driving. It’s been very windy for most of March.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — March 30, 2016 @ 3:30 pm

    • That’s very sad about the fireman and I feel for his loved ones. That job is full of hazards and I admire and appreciate those who pursue it!

      Yes, mountain peaks in this region, like that one, still have about 10 feet of snow.

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      Comment by montucky — March 30, 2016 @ 7:33 pm

  7. Hi Montucky, I like that second photograph the best of the series today. Great looking shot. So picturesque! Love seeing that cool snow. Have a tremendously nice day tomorrow!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — March 30, 2016 @ 9:16 pm

    • Thanks! That mountain is very special to me. I hope you have a great day too!

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      Comment by montucky — March 30, 2016 @ 9:30 pm

  8. Stunning. A part of the world I’ve never seen and would really like to visit someday. But I doubt my southern bones could take it this time of year. Deep snow and high winds? I’d have to wait till summer.

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    Comment by Bill — March 31, 2016 @ 5:16 am

    • Another couple of months and it will start looking like summer here. Until then, who knows? I love the dramatic changes though.

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      Comment by montucky — March 31, 2016 @ 8:40 am

  9. It’s really impossible to put into words how beautiful your mountain scenery is. Thanks for sharing such stunning landscapes. It’s so foreign to what I’ve experienced here.

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    Comment by Jane — March 31, 2016 @ 7:00 pm

    • I’m glad that you like seeing the mountains of western Montana. I’ve had a love affair with this wild country all of my life and I know that I’ll never get tired of it.

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      Comment by montucky — March 31, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

  10. They certainly are great views.
    Your mountain images remind me of what a wonderful planet we live on and how lucky we are to have access to such great National Parks and wilderness areas.

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    Comment by Vicki — March 31, 2016 @ 11:17 pm

    • When it’s possible to get views from high on a mountain one can see things in a vastly different way than from a highway in a valley. Luckily, many of here those views are available from some back roads and most high trails.

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      Comment by montucky — April 1, 2016 @ 8:22 am

  11. Awesome! At least you’re not too much of a daredevil 🙂

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    Comment by Candace — April 2, 2016 @ 3:28 pm

    • I really believe, as the old saying goes, that discretion is the better part of valor and put that into practice when I hike or ride alone.

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      Comment by montucky — April 2, 2016 @ 8:11 pm


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