Montana Outdoors

June 23, 2018

West from Baldy

West from Baldy

While contemplating a hike next week I was looking over some photos taken there a number of years ago and noticed this one taken on October 9, 2013 that I had never published. A storm was just sweeping in from the south but a window remained looking out over the clouds that filled the valley toward the west.

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  1. Montana weather systems can be so dramatic!

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — June 23, 2018 @ 11:30 pm

    • It can, and even more so at the mountain top level. I remember that day. It was cloudy and dark in the valley but clear sky and bright sun about about 6500 feet. Then a storm swept in. Wonderful scenes up there!

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      Comment by montucky — June 24, 2018 @ 7:11 am

  2. Wow, that’s spectacular!

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — June 24, 2018 @ 1:22 am

    • Scenes like that keep drawing me to those high trails. On many days there’s nothing but pure joy up there.

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      Comment by montucky — June 24, 2018 @ 7:19 am

  3. Amazing. I love that effect when you’re above the cloud cover and it looks like a sea of cotton wool. (or whatever you call cotton balls in the U.S.)

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    Comment by Vicki — June 24, 2018 @ 1:32 am

    • “Huge cotton balls” is a good way to describe it. Sometimes I visualize it as a stormy, restless ocean.

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      Comment by montucky — June 24, 2018 @ 7:21 am

  4. There’s something fascinating about being above the clouds like that and only seeing the peaks in the distance. Beautiful image, Terry.

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    Comment by seekraz — June 24, 2018 @ 8:08 am

    • Thanks Scott! It’s a different perspective of the world. I’ve often spent the day on the high trails in bright sunshine while it was drizzling in the valley, and sometimes in fresh snow that no one at the valley level knew it was there. You know what I mean!

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      Comment by montucky — June 24, 2018 @ 8:33 am

      • You’re welcome, Terry…and yes, I do know what you mean! Such a treasure. 🙂

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        Comment by seekraz — June 24, 2018 @ 8:35 am

  5. Wow, that is Cool! I love seeing your area of the country through your images!

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    Comment by Reed Andariese — June 24, 2018 @ 1:07 pm

    • I’m glad that you like seeing this part of the country. It’s pretty and still wild. You can hike most of the trails that I do without seeing anyone else, so it’s a nice peaceful experience.

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      Comment by montucky — June 24, 2018 @ 1:38 pm

  6. It’s fun to be up above the clouds occasionally!

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — June 24, 2018 @ 2:16 pm

  7. That is an amazing shot, Terry!

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    Comment by bayphotosbydonna — June 25, 2018 @ 7:08 pm

  8. Beautiful .. I’m a cloud fan 🙂

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — June 27, 2018 @ 1:29 pm

    • I am too. You would like that mountain then. I’ve seen more cloud types, conditions and shapes there than anywhere else. I have a picture taken from a little higher up on the mountain than this one was of a small thunderstorm floating by actually below me.

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      Comment by montucky — June 27, 2018 @ 2:29 pm

  9. That’s dramatic!

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    Comment by Candace — June 30, 2018 @ 5:28 pm

    • It’s a thrill to see the weather from up there (as long as you are prepared for all kinds of it). I’ve hiked up there at time on a clear dry trail and hiked back down in snow. I love being out in weather events and that’s an especially good place to be in them. Things change so quickly.

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      Comment by montucky — June 30, 2018 @ 8:14 pm


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