Montana Outdoors

October 16, 2016

Snow storm over Big Hole Peak

Snow storm on Big Hole Peak

Photo was taken from the Big Hole lookout on 10/16/16

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  1. Looks celestial.

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    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — October 16, 2016 @ 10:40 pm

    • About as close as we could get to it today! It’s splendid up there in winter conditions.

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      Comment by montucky — October 16, 2016 @ 10:54 pm

  2. Awesome! Winter has arrived in Montana!

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    Comment by Michael Andrew Just — October 17, 2016 @ 12:28 am

    • The snow level yesterday was about 6,000 feet. I don’t know if it will stay long this time, but possibly up there. The valley had just rain.

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      Comment by montucky — October 17, 2016 @ 9:09 am

  3. Beautiful. I’m almost afraid to say it “out loud,” but I’m sort of looking forward to that first snowfall.

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — October 17, 2016 @ 6:31 am

    • We spent 6 hours on the high trails from the lookout along the ridge to the west and there was snow, sleet or hail nearly all the time we were there. It was so wonderful to hike in that area under winter conditions because usually in winter the snow and ice make it impossible to get to the trail head. The valley hasn’t seen snow yet.

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      Comment by montucky — October 17, 2016 @ 9:13 am

  4. I bet it was quiet up there. Nice.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — October 17, 2016 @ 8:39 am

    • Very little sound there, but lots of action from the wind; blowing clouds, swirling snow driving sleet. Just a wonderful day for a hike!

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      Comment by montucky — October 17, 2016 @ 9:14 am

  5. That’s very beautiful but it seems a little early. You might end up with a decent snow pack this year if it keeps up.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — October 17, 2016 @ 3:18 pm

    • That snow is up nearly 7,000 feet so it’s pretty normal here this time of year. I sure hope we do have a good snow pack this year though; we really need it!

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      Comment by montucky — October 17, 2016 @ 3:48 pm

  6. Looks amazing, although I wouldn’t like to be caught in it.

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    Comment by Vicki — October 17, 2016 @ 6:12 pm

    • It’s beautiful up there as long as you are equipped for it. We had a terrific hike in the snow!

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      Comment by montucky — October 17, 2016 @ 7:29 pm

  7. Beautiful! I ended up going to Priscilla Peak Saturday and there was just a dusting of snow, but I imagine it’s all white now!

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    Comment by aarontheisen — October 17, 2016 @ 6:16 pm

    • I hope your Priscilla trip was good! Yes, it’s probably pretty white up there too. Yesterday we were out for about 6 hours in a good wind, snow, hail and sleet. Your timing to hike Priscilla was very good!

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      Comment by montucky — October 17, 2016 @ 7:31 pm

  8. As you noted how special to experience one of your favorite peaks in a different mood. Beautiful.

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    Comment by Ron Mangels — October 18, 2016 @ 5:31 am

    • This was only the second time I’ve seen the peak and the lookout with a significant amount of snow.

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      Comment by montucky — October 18, 2016 @ 7:36 am

  9. It’s gorgeous but where are the changing leaves and fall colors? I know…this is much higher :).

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    Comment by Candace — October 18, 2016 @ 7:42 am

    • I have a few pictures of the larch that I will post later. This was above the colorful trees. Near the top of the picture and a little to the right you can see a little yellow spot mostly obscured by the clouds. It is a fairly large patch of larch far off on another mountainside.

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      Comment by montucky — October 18, 2016 @ 7:54 am

  10. Love it!

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    Comment by seekraz — October 18, 2016 @ 9:03 pm

  11. Glorious! We had the first sprinkling of snow on the mountains yesterday – Colin photographed it on his way up through Glen Coe.

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — October 19, 2016 @ 2:01 am

    • The high country here has had several snows already but none in the valley yet. It was really nice to hike in it as it was falling!

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      Comment by montucky — October 19, 2016 @ 7:26 am

  12. Ah, you answered my question! I spotted that color, and wondered if that wasn’t a bit of lingering autumn in the midst of all that snow. It’s truly beautiful. I haven’t had to drag out any of the cold-weather clothes I brought with me on my trip, although I did move to long pants — as much for the hiking as for the weather. It’s been beautiful here in Kansas,although the ragweed and dust from the soybean harvest are a little overwhelming!

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    Comment by shoreacres — October 24, 2016 @ 8:39 pm

    • I hope you’re having a good time on your visit there! It has gotten colder here now and very wet, for which I am very grateful! The snow is still up high, but I really love getting up there and hiking in it!

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      Comment by montucky — October 24, 2016 @ 8:58 pm


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