Montana Outdoors

December 13, 2016

Mount Baldy on a cold, clear day

Mount Baldy

We are having an influx of cold Arctic air which brings very cold but very clear air into western Montana.

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  1. What amazingly clear blue skies. Wish our winters looked like that.

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    Comment by Vicki — December 13, 2016 @ 6:11 pm

  2. Looks crispy and crunchy.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — December 13, 2016 @ 6:21 pm

  3. I am speechless. Fantastic beautiful photo. Thank you.

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    Comment by Sartenada — December 14, 2016 @ 4:37 am

    • That mountain can be seen from the valley when the sky clears and I never get tired of seeing it.

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      Comment by montucky — December 14, 2016 @ 9:43 am

  4. Brrrrrr!! Of course you’re going to hike up to the top & take photos of BHLO. Yep. Don’t forget to wear your long-johns.

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    Comment by Chad — December 14, 2016 @ 9:49 am

    • That thought has crossed my mind and I would love to do that, but I doubt if I can get up the road to the trail head. The snow is pretty deep up there.

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      Comment by montucky — December 14, 2016 @ 10:19 am

  5. Absolutely beautiful! The snow on the mountains and trees almost looks like a hoar frost, but I’m sure there is much more than a trimming.

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    Comment by Ron Mangels — December 14, 2016 @ 1:31 pm

    • Yes, there’s probably several feet up there at the least. The snow has been really good to have and very pretty.

      I hope everything’s well with you and your family!

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      Comment by montucky — December 14, 2016 @ 1:56 pm

  6. There’s nothing quite like that clear winter blue.
    I’ll bet the ice is growing quickly now!

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — December 14, 2016 @ 4:18 pm

    • I bet it is too. For the next ten days I’ll have to be nursing dog who has a cut on his paw,from out last outing, but after that I’ll go check.

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      Comment by montucky — December 14, 2016 @ 5:46 pm

  7. Oh, dear. Condolences to you both — having to take a pause because of a paw’s no fun, I’m sure. Cold and clear sounds good. When we have a blue norther, that’s exactly what we get: a drop in humidity, clearing skies, and a chance for even city dwellers to see the stars (at least, the bright ones). I smiled at the different textures on the mountain. If all that was brown instead of white, it would look like a bison that has started its spring shedding — the raggedy old hair giving way to those patches of smooth, soft fur. As it is, it looks like winter. It’s good to hear that there are feet of now up there, too.

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    Comment by shoreacres — December 14, 2016 @ 8:12 pm

    • My friend will be fine. He is so attached to me that he always stays close, no matter where I am. That makes it quite easy to see that he doesn’t disturb the bandage.

      Winter here is a very beautiful path to follow on the way to spring.

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      Comment by montucky — December 14, 2016 @ 8:21 pm

  8. Awww, hope your pup heals soon. It does look bitterly cold like much of the country right now.

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    Comment by Candace — December 16, 2016 @ 10:12 pm

    • He is healing well, thanks! It’s cold here at least for tonight and tomorrow night. The temp right now is Zero and headed for -11 the Weather Service says.

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      Comment by montucky — December 16, 2016 @ 10:17 pm

  9. It looks lovely .. lungfuls of crisp fresh air 😃

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — December 17, 2016 @ 12:42 pm

    • That crisp air feels so good! When it’s that cold there is hardly any humidity and it doesn’t feel as cold as the thermometer would say it is.

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      Comment by montucky — December 17, 2016 @ 1:47 pm

  10. Hi Montucky, I sure can see why the mountain was named such. Have a wonderful coming week. Stay warm and enjoy your beautiful locale.

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — December 18, 2016 @ 3:51 pm

    • I hope you have a good week too. Our very cold temperatures have abated a bit, at least for awhile hopefully for at least through Christmas.

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      Comment by montucky — December 18, 2016 @ 4:20 pm

  11. Looks like Mt. Baldy’s got some fluffy white hair there.

    We’re emulating you (a little) with the temperature in Austin predicted to drop to 26° in the overnight.

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    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — December 18, 2016 @ 10:50 pm

    • There’s a lot more snow on the mountain now. It was -7 here last night and -14 the night before: 26 sounds really good at the moment!

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      Comment by montucky — December 18, 2016 @ 10:53 pm

      • Yes, it’s relative. At least the dip below freezing here from last night into this morning caused frostweed to do its magic ice trick. I expect a repeat tomorrow morning. We’ll never have anything like what’s in your picture.

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        Comment by Steve Schwartzman — December 18, 2016 @ 10:57 pm

  12. I think we sent you that Arctic air. It is warmer here now – maybe we’ll send you some of this weather when we are done with it…

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    Comment by Margie — December 21, 2016 @ 11:15 am

    • It has warmed up here the last couple days, but we are still flirting with that cold air mass. A little break from it has been very welcome though!

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      Comment by montucky — December 21, 2016 @ 11:19 am

  13. we sure did have cold spells, is that three now? but those clear skies, they are so beautiful, as is your photo.
    lovely holidays and happy solstice to you~

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    Comment by Tammie — December 21, 2016 @ 3:57 pm

    • Yes, I think that was the third, a little unusual. And I suppose there will be more.

      I hope you are having a great time during the holidays! Merry Christmas!

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      Comment by montucky — December 21, 2016 @ 5:43 pm

  14. Cold snowy beautiful!!

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    Comment by Mary Strong-Spaid — December 22, 2016 @ 11:22 pm

  15. Happy (white?) Christmas up there.

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    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — December 25, 2016 @ 9:40 am

    • Thanks Steve! Merry Christmas to you too! Yes, it’s white this year. About a foot and a half of snow on the round including about 6 inches that came down last night.

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      Comment by montucky — December 25, 2016 @ 9:48 am


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