Montana Outdoors

July 26, 2018

Spring Creek in late summer

Spring Creek

Spring Creek

Spring Creek

As usual for this time of year, the bed of Spring Creek in the TeePee/Spring Creek Roadless Area is dry at the trail head, but cold, robust and cascading down itโ€™s canyon just a mile up the trail.

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  1. Wouldn’t I love to be there! It’s my kind of place; I spend a lot of time following streams much like it.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — July 26, 2018 @ 3:23 pm

    • I know you would love this one. Some of the brush is very thick but this part of it is under the canopy of tall cedars and the water is ice cold all year. The trail gets a little steep after the first mile which only has a 300 foot elevation gain.

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      Comment by montucky — July 26, 2018 @ 3:42 pm

      • It looks like a great place for a hot day, which we’ve had more than our share of this summer.

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        Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — July 27, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

        • We have too.This afternoon we had a thunderstorm come by, fortunately with about a half hour of rain. That was the first rain in over a month and it wasn’t much but hopefully enough to prevent the lightning strikes from becoming fires.

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          Comment by montucky — July 27, 2018 @ 7:20 pm

  2. How lucky you are to wander along the trail to this wonderful stream. Beautiful pictures!!

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    Comment by Hanna — July 26, 2018 @ 3:35 pm

    • Yes, very lucky indeed, and the trail head is only about 4 miles from my house. There is a lot of wildlife activity there too.

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      Comment by montucky — July 26, 2018 @ 3:44 pm

      • One could easily spend an hour or two at that place ๐Ÿ™‚

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        Comment by Hanna — July 26, 2018 @ 3:49 pm

        • I often do this time of year because it’s a cool retreat from the heat in the valley.

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          Comment by montucky — July 26, 2018 @ 4:20 pm

  3. absolutely gorgeous
    but
    i don’t like thinking of this as late summer yet ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    Comment by Tammie — July 26, 2018 @ 4:15 pm

    • I really don’t either, but I guess I consider it’s late summer when fire season starts, and it’s now upon us. If this dry heat persists, I will be longing for the first snow of fall.

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      Comment by montucky — July 26, 2018 @ 4:19 pm

      • Yes, fire season and late summer makes sense. Smokey up this way! The beginning of August has a celtic holiday: llamas. It marks the end of summer and beginning of autumn. As I look around it does feel and look like we are greeting autumn in our late summer days. Their calendar might be more true than ours.

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        Comment by Tammie — August 8, 2018 @ 11:29 am

  4. A refreshing spot, no doubt.

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — July 26, 2018 @ 4:36 pm

    • Very, and not many people realize it’s there. It’s cool in the deep shade of the cedars, but it gets a little warm on the hike up to it.

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      Comment by montucky — July 26, 2018 @ 4:38 pm

  5. Very nice! Love the motion smoothness of the water!

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    Comment by Reed Andariese — July 26, 2018 @ 4:41 pm

    • I like using a fairly slow shutter speed to display the hydrodynamics working in the stream. Water does some fascinating things and they are beautiful to see.

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      Comment by montucky — July 26, 2018 @ 4:56 pm

  6. That looks good in the middle of a heat wave and drought.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — July 26, 2018 @ 7:04 pm

  7. That looks wonderfully refreshing. When I was at Crystal Bridges Museum in early June, I got my first taste of trying to take photos of a flowing spring in a shadowy valley with strong sunlight here and there — oh, my! You certainly do a good job of it — it was even more complicated than I’d imagined beforehand.

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    Comment by shoreacres — July 26, 2018 @ 7:58 pm

    • The combination of bright sunny spots and deep shade is difficult. Thankfully, the newer digitals have a wonderful assortment of things you can do with them, and getting decent photos in those conditions makes you learn a lot about what the engineers were thinking when they designed the camera.

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      Comment by montucky — July 26, 2018 @ 10:10 pm

  8. What a glorious sight. Looks so cool and refreshing.

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    Comment by Vicki — July 26, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

    • That is a summer retreat to which I often return. It’s cool, and quiet except for the wonderful sounds the cascades make.

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      Comment by montucky — July 26, 2018 @ 10:13 pm

  9. Refreshing.

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    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — July 26, 2018 @ 10:34 pm

    • Yes. Sometimes I think I ought to just stay there and let the rest of the world do what it’s going to do.

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      Comment by montucky — July 26, 2018 @ 10:57 pm

  10. Beautiful, I’d love to find a little stream like that.

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    Comment by Candace — July 28, 2018 @ 1:43 pm

  11. Lovely….

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    Comment by seekraz — July 29, 2018 @ 4:28 pm

  12. I love Your water fall pics. Thank You showing them.

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    Comment by Sartenada — July 31, 2018 @ 2:07 am

  13. fall beautifully
    expressed ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Comment by smilecalm — August 8, 2018 @ 12:05 pm

  14. It’s been awhile. I’ll be flying over you this weekend as I visit the Olympic Peninsula over the next two weeks. I know I will find a few waterfalls there, too, as well as ocean vistas. Loved these.

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    Comment by Scott Thomas Photography — August 10, 2018 @ 12:42 pm

    • Have a great time on the Peninsula! Should be a lot of photo-worthy scenes there!

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      Comment by montucky — August 12, 2018 @ 10:01 am


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