Montana Outdoors

May 16, 2017

The trail and the stream

Filed under: Teepee-Spring Creek roadless area — Tags: — montucky @ 6:29 pm

The Spring Creek Trail welcomes a hiker into a rather crowded pine and fir forest, then enters a cedar canyon through which the creek cascades. Following are a few photos of both.

Spring Creek Trail

Spring Creek Trail

Spring Creek Trail

Spring Creek Trail

Spring Creek

Spring Creek

Spring Creek

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  1. Thanks for the pictures. I do look at all of them but I enjoy the pictures of the trails and forest the most. My house is lonely over there. I wish I could live there half of the time at least. I should be able to go fishing in September. We just finished a tour of Italy and Greece so I need to save up some more vacation. I hope your knees are working well and ready for the Spring and Summer.

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    Comment by Dave — May 16, 2017 @ 6:47 pm

    • Well, it’s finally Spring (with a few winter days thrown in every once in awhile), so the weather should be good now through October. Hoping as always for a gently fire season. Hope you can ake it some time during the good weather!

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      Comment by montucky — May 16, 2017 @ 7:51 pm

  2. What a wonderfully refreshing-looking place to hike. Ideal for hot summer days to come.
    Looks like a great little stretch of creek for photography too. Really conveys the atmosphere for walking in the area.

    (The U.S. HGTV ‘house hunting’ show on tv last night showed a couple looking for a house, with acreage, in Montana. Forgotten which area of Montana they were searching, but the scenery reminded me of some of your images of the river and mountains around your home).

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    Comment by Vicki — May 16, 2017 @ 7:18 pm

    • This is one of my favorite places on those hot summer days, partly because it’s so close to my house. The canyon is always cool if not cold and the water is always very cold. The trail is steep and rough though but it’s all pretty and there are all kind of wildlife there.

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      Comment by montucky — May 16, 2017 @ 7:57 pm

  3. What a lovely place! I imagine it would be easy to spend hours there and simply forget about the passing of time!?

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    Comment by de Wets Wild — May 16, 2017 @ 7:24 pm

    • Each year I do spend a lot of time on one end or other of that trail. The upper end still has deep snow on it now but it will clear in another month.

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      Comment by montucky — May 16, 2017 @ 7:59 pm

  4. I’m hoping it will become summer here one day so I can remember what a hot day is like. On those hot days (of the past) it would be perfect to be in the woods on those trails or by that creek.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — May 16, 2017 @ 7:39 pm

    • Those hot summer days have no appeal for me any more. I have a hard time tolerating the heat. I do enjoy being in that canyon though when it’s hot here because it’s usually about 20 degrees cooler there and always shady..

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      Comment by montucky — May 16, 2017 @ 8:02 pm

  5. I like the way you led us down the trail, to that first glimpse of the creek, and then to the full, flowing water. It’s just gorgeous there. Is the forest floor soft and spongy? It looks as if it might be, with all of the decomposing matter, pine needles, and such.

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    Comment by shoreacres — May 16, 2017 @ 7:58 pm

    • Yes, the forest floor is soft with the accumulation all of the duff that falls from the trees, but also there are branches: clear them away and it’s quite soft and also damp. The slopes of the canyon are rocky (as is a lot of the trail) and nearly vertical. Overall it’s a wonderful place!

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      Comment by montucky — May 16, 2017 @ 8:32 pm

  6. Loving following your adventures kind sir. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    Comment by Anonymous — May 16, 2017 @ 9:37 pm

    • Thank you! I’m glad that you enjoy my ramblings. There is so much beauty in the wild country that I would love to have other folks see.

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      Comment by montucky — May 16, 2017 @ 9:41 pm

  7. So welcoming for those who want a little refuge from the crazy world. Love those photos of the creek. I can just imagine the cool air there in summer time.

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — May 17, 2017 @ 7:12 am

    • It is indeed a pleasant refuge. I’m amazed though that even locally, so few people even know it is there.

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      Comment by montucky — May 17, 2017 @ 8:02 am

  8. It looks so cool and inviting

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    Comment by Ron Mangels — May 17, 2017 @ 9:08 am

    • It is, although this morning maybe a little too cool. We had heavy rain during the night that turned to snow this morning. The mountains around the valley are white. It would be very wet going on that trail today!

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      Comment by montucky — May 17, 2017 @ 9:14 am

  9. It must smell and sound lovely, too, with pine and cedar and cascading creeks.

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    Comment by Candace — May 17, 2017 @ 4:15 pm

    • It sure does, especially the sounds. On some other trails the sound of silence is the loudest sound, and that’s nice too.

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      Comment by montucky — May 17, 2017 @ 6:47 pm

  10. I can feel the coolness and smell the pines! Beautiful photos.

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — May 18, 2017 @ 9:39 am

    • We are expecting some warm days in the next week, I will get some of my outside chores done early in the mornings and then probably retreat to that canyon during the heat of the day,

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      Comment by montucky — May 19, 2017 @ 10:21 pm

  11. Lovely place to go for a walk .. wonderful place to get lost in the greenery. I bet the smell of the forest is superb. Wonderful pics 😃

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — May 19, 2017 @ 10:18 pm

    • It is really a great place. All summer there are different species of flowers in bloom along the trail as they go through their seasonal cycle, and a lot of wildlife also shares the area and uses the trail. I wish everyone had such a place near to them!

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      Comment by montucky — May 19, 2017 @ 10:26 pm

  12. Wow. Very interesting to hike with You thru Your photos. Excellent post – I love it. Thank You.

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    Comment by Sartenada — May 24, 2017 @ 2:23 am

    • Thank you Matti! I’m glad that you enjoy seeing the photos!

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      Comment by montucky — May 24, 2017 @ 8:09 am


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