Montana Outdoors

June 10, 2017

Toward the northwest

Filed under: Baldy Mountain roadless area — Tags: , — montucky @ 8:32 pm

To the northwest

Photo taken from the Baldy Mountain roadless area in the Cabinet Mountains of western Montana.

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  1. Montana is such a beautiful state.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — June 10, 2017 @ 8:38 pm

    • It is. I wish it would stay this way forever!

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      Comment by montucky — June 10, 2017 @ 8:59 pm

      • I think change is slow to come to Montana – to the remote areas, at least. Most people flock to the cities (thankfully).

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        Comment by wordsfromanneli — June 10, 2017 @ 11:19 pm

        • One of the biggest concerns here is the exploitation and consequent destruction of the forests. It is a real danger. Those in urban areas have less understanding of the issues and therefore are more willing to let it happen, thinking (very wrongly) that it doesn’t affect them.

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          Comment by montucky — June 11, 2017 @ 8:22 am

          • Sadly, that seems to be a problem the world over.

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            Comment by wordsfromanneli — June 11, 2017 @ 10:17 am

            • Yes. Clean water comes from the water purification plant, meat comes from the meat market, vegetables come from the produce department and grain from the bakery. So why do we need the natural world?

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              Comment by montucky — June 11, 2017 @ 10:30 am

              • Yes, yes, yes! Haven’t I heard all those same things!? Awful, how ignorant and uncaring so many people are.

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                Comment by wordsfromanneli — June 11, 2017 @ 11:25 am

                • So many children are raised today without exposure to the outdoors or much education about the world outside the cities or how our planet actually works. The implications of that are frightening!

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                  Comment by montucky — June 11, 2017 @ 9:36 pm

                • Gadgets that connect to each other are more important than people connecting with nature.

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                  Comment by wordsfromanneli — June 12, 2017 @ 8:11 am

  2. Love it.

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    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — June 10, 2017 @ 8:47 pm

  3. I have a feelibg of having journeyed with you. Thanks.

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    Comment by nvsubbaraman — June 10, 2017 @ 9:13 pm

    • That’s good! I wish you could! Later I will post some pictures of the trail.

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      Comment by montucky — June 10, 2017 @ 9:16 pm

  4. A beautiful view that just goes on and on and on!

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    Comment by de Wets Wild — June 10, 2017 @ 9:29 pm

    • That’s part of the allure of hiking the high country trails. There’s nothing quite like it.

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      Comment by montucky — June 10, 2017 @ 9:35 pm

  5. Montana has definitely gone on to my bucket list. I was just this minute looking up some of your hikes on Mr Google’s maps and it seems that much of Montana is mountainous and full of national parks. Baldy mountain was a tricky one though. When I googled it and zoomed in, I suddenly discovered I was in Queensland, Australia (instead of Montana, U.S.). 🙂

    Anyway I’m off to the large city bookstore this week to buy myself a world atlas (to keep on my desk) which I’ve been intending to do since I started blogging photos and getting followers from all around the world. Looking up Mr Google just isn’t the same as hardcopy (you can flip through) when you’re reading nature blogs from around the world.

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    Comment by Vicki — June 11, 2017 @ 12:24 am

    • When I first started hiking seriously here I tried to research some of the places I was interested in and found that there are many similar names in other parts of the US and the world, and most of them are more well known than the ones here, so it didn’t help me much. I’ve also found that some of my blog posts over the last ten years have had quite a bit of traffic for because they are specific to this area. I hope they help. A world atlas would be very handy for your purpose!

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      Comment by montucky — June 11, 2017 @ 8:30 am

  6. The play of sunlight and shadow across the mountains is beautiful. It’s never occurred to me, but sitting and watching that movement could be just as pleasing as watching the fog roll in through the Golden Gate bridge, or watching the waves at a shore. Even the prairies change as the light plays across them. All we need to do is stop and look.

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    Comment by shoreacres — June 11, 2017 @ 5:29 am

    • Many times I have sat there and other places and watched the clouds sweep by and the openings in them let the sun play on the ground below like a huge light show. One time I sat on the spot from where this picture was taken and watched a small thunder storm sweep past below me. The views are ever-changing because of light, weather and season, so tomorrow’s trip will be entirely different than today’s. Often at the peak elevations, clouds will sweep past at the same level so you see them from the sides or the tops, not just from underneath. I’ve seen the terrain up there bright green on the ascent, and after a sudden spring snow storm, white on the descent; and times when I spent a day up there in bright sunshine, above the clouds, while it rained all day down in the valley nearly 5.000 feet below.. That’s part of why I have 900 photos from that particular area and return there so often.

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      Comment by montucky — June 11, 2017 @ 8:42 am

  7. Unbelievably amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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    Comment by heartandsoul974 — June 11, 2017 @ 8:56 am

  8. That’s a beautiful view. What a spot for a cabin!

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — June 11, 2017 @ 2:39 pm

  9. Is that Big Hole Peak on the distance? What happened to the snow?

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    Comment by Anonymous — June 11, 2017 @ 8:38 pm

    • There is still snow up high, some hidden by the trees, and a lot in snow banks on the north slopes.Most of the snow is now above 7,000 feet.
      Big Hole Peak is out of the frame of the photo on the left side. The three peaks in the photo are, from left to right, Cook Mountain, Little Thompson Peak, and Thompson Peak, about ten air miles from Baldy Mountain. I will post some trail photos soon and also some shots of the Big Hole Peak and area and the peaks of the Coeur d’Alene Mountains also, taken from Baldy.

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      Comment by montucky — June 11, 2017 @ 9:44 pm

  10. Beyond wonderful….

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    Comment by seekraz — June 12, 2017 @ 9:08 am

    • I’m sure that you can relate to why that’s a favorite trail!

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      Comment by montucky — June 12, 2017 @ 1:21 pm

  11. Beautiful, our AZ mountains pale in comparison.

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    Comment by Candace — June 12, 2017 @ 4:42 pm

    • The mountains here seem to go on forever when viewed from their tops. Arizona has some beautiful high elevation scenery too though. And that gorgeous high desert!

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      Comment by montucky — June 12, 2017 @ 6:44 pm

  12. Awesome image .. wonderful scenery

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — June 18, 2017 @ 2:08 am

    • There are some wonderful views from that trail toward the mountain top, and they are constantly changing.

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      Comment by montucky — June 18, 2017 @ 7:15 am


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