Montana Outdoors

January 29, 2018

Coeur d’Alene Mountains

Filed under: Montana — Tags: — montucky @ 3:32 pm

Coeur d'Alene Mountains in Western Montana

Coeur d'Alene Mountans in Wetern Montana

Photos were taken from the Munson Creek trail head.

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  1. Dreamy. Not much snow, though…

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    Comment by Candace — January 29, 2018 @ 3:55 pm

    • These photos were taken from an elevation of only 2400 feet. The tall peaks in the background are over 7000 and while the lower slopes don’t have a deep snow pack, the peaks do.

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      Comment by montucky — January 29, 2018 @ 4:19 pm

  2. Beautiful views. I wonder how deep the snow is and if there will be enough snow melt to fill your reservoirs.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — January 29, 2018 @ 4:03 pm

    • The peaks in the background of the photos are over 7000 feet high and not accessible this time of year, but the nearest ski area is about 30 air miles to the west and today they are reporting 97 inches at the top (which is over a thousand feet lower than these). The reservoirs in this part of Montana never have a problem filling up. In fact, the challenge is to keep their levels low enough by the end of winter to make room for the spring runoff so it doesn’t exceed the capacity of the spillways on the dams. The last report I’ve seen said that the snowpack is above normal for this area.

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      Comment by montucky — January 29, 2018 @ 4:32 pm

  3. Beautiful views and clouds! Enjoyed the views!

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    Comment by Reed Andariese — January 29, 2018 @ 4:42 pm

    • Thanks Reed! I’m glad that you enjoyed the views. I am privileged to be able to see these every day.

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      Comment by montucky — January 29, 2018 @ 5:18 pm

  4. Are the Coeur d’Alene Mountains in Idaho or Montana? I know the city of Coeur d’Alene is in Idaho, but not sure about the mountains.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — January 29, 2018 @ 5:11 pm

    • They are in both northern Idaho and northwest Montana. These are at the east end of them.

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      Comment by montucky — January 29, 2018 @ 5:19 pm

  5. Thanks. They’re impressive.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — January 29, 2018 @ 6:01 pm

  6. The mountains are glorious, but that’s an interesting cloud that’s formed in the second photo. It looks like some kind of giant paramecium swimming through the sky!

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    Comment by shoreacres — January 29, 2018 @ 6:45 pm

    • Our weather has been changing rapidly for the past month and it creates some really pretty cloud formations.

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      Comment by montucky — January 29, 2018 @ 7:20 pm

  7. Blueish colors – beautiful photos. Blue is my favorite color (in cars also). 🙂

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    Comment by Sartenada — January 30, 2018 @ 3:25 am

    • I liked these photos because in them you can see the visual change made by distance from the green in the foreground progressing to the blue in the distance.

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      Comment by montucky — January 30, 2018 @ 10:50 am

  8. Singer and writer Kate Wolf, who died young in the 1980s, wrote of “a poet’s heart locked in the Coeur d’Alene.”

    https://genius.com/Kate-wolf-poets-heart-lyrics

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    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — January 30, 2018 @ 9:31 am

    • The Coeur d’Alene mountains extend about a hundred miles through northern Idaho into northwest Montana. The highest peak in the range is Cherry Peak at 7352 feet and I can see it from my home. Wikipedia says the second highest is Patrick’s knob (6837 feet) which isn’t true. Penrose Peak is the second highest at 7231 feet. In July of 2008 I hiked to Penrose and documented the trip in 9 posts on my blog, including photos of it and Cherry. It is about a 9 mile hike, but well worth it to see that wild and beautiful (and roadless) country from the top.

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      Comment by montucky — January 30, 2018 @ 10:24 am

      • What? You mean not everything in Wikipedia is accurate? You’ve shattered our illusions.

        I put “Penrose” into your search box and found the nine posts from 2008. You’ve been at this a long time. More power to you.

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        Comment by Steve Schwartzman — January 30, 2018 @ 10:35 am

        • I had already fallen in love with that area before my hike to Penrose and that love has only intensified since. Next summer I plan to make the hike again and see what effects there were from the big fire that covered much of he northern part of it last year. I don’t think Cherry Peak or Penrose were affected but I know that a lower peak (Sacajawea) was and it included one of my favorite trails, taking out also a couple of huge and ancient Ponderosa pines that I considered national treasures.

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          Comment by montucky — January 30, 2018 @ 10:40 am

  9. Beautiful!😁

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    Comment by heartandsoul974 — January 31, 2018 @ 4:37 am

  10. Thanks!

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    Comment by montucky — January 31, 2018 @ 3:48 pm

  11. Clouds, mountains, blue sky and snow … perfect! 😃

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — February 2, 2018 @ 11:52 pm


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