Montana Outdoors

February 21, 2019

There’s snow on them thar hills

Baldy Mountain

Baldy Mountain in the Cabinet mountain range in western Montana.

Coeur d'Alene Mountains

Coeur d'Alene Mountains

The Coeur d’Alene Mountains in western Montana and eastern Idaho.

All three photos were all taken within the distance of a mile; the first one looking north and the other two looking south.

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  1. So crisp!

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    Comment by lmachayes — February 21, 2019 @ 10:09 pm

    • Very! Arctic air has settled in now for a week or more. Cold, but pretty!

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      Comment by montucky — February 21, 2019 @ 10:29 pm

  2. What a beautiful frosting of snow on those mountains!

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    Comment by Lavinia Ross — February 21, 2019 @ 10:18 pm

    • It’s really good to see the snow up there. That will keep the streams full through the summer.

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      Comment by montucky — February 21, 2019 @ 10:30 pm

  3. Would that be good snow-shoeing snow? I can imagine being out there, trekking away in that gorgeous landscape, but I’m not sure it would be practical. We did a lot of sledding, ice-skating, and hiking in snow, but snowshoes weren’t a “thing” when I was growing up. On the other hand, friends from Minnesota did it a lot. I wonder what made the difference. I especially like that second photo, but I’m a sucker for barbed wire fences generally.

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    Comment by shoreacres — February 21, 2019 @ 10:29 pm

    • It is good for snow shoeing now that it has packed down a bit, but I haven’t been out yet. Depending on the weather I’d like to go in to a frozen waterfall a couple dozen miles from here in the next week or so. I went in there on snow shoes a decade ago and really enjoyed it. We’ll see!

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      Comment by montucky — February 21, 2019 @ 10:47 pm

  4. Looks magical, but still very cold. Hope you get to see the frozen waterfall before Spring arrives.

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    Comment by Vicki — February 22, 2019 @ 1:24 am

  5. Very pretty!

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    Comment by Dana S. Hugh — February 22, 2019 @ 4:45 am

    • When we get a visit from an Arctic air mass it can be very pretty, but also very cold.

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      Comment by montucky — February 22, 2019 @ 8:18 am

  6. You’re really blanketed now! I had to chuckle over the expression in your title. We say that all the time too!

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — February 22, 2019 @ 11:10 am

  7. Makes for a truly nice view of “them thar hills”!

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — February 22, 2019 @ 11:45 am

    • Yes, the snow is really pretty (or at least the snow that you don’t have to shovel or plow).

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      Comment by montucky — February 22, 2019 @ 8:50 pm

  8. Big Sky Country!

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    Comment by Watching Seasons — February 22, 2019 @ 11:50 am

  9. They’re all beautiful! I was just reading that it looks like the west will have plenty of water this year.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — February 22, 2019 @ 4:47 pm

  10. Beautiful pictures!

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    Comment by M.B. Henry — February 22, 2019 @ 5:34 pm

    • A clear sky in winter can produce some beautiful scenery, but it also signifies a very cold temperature. As far as I’m concerned though, it’s worth it!

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      Comment by montucky — February 22, 2019 @ 8:58 pm

  11. Happy Snow Days! Guess what!? We got between 2-3 inches of snow at our place in AZ. Tough on the trees because they are all leafed out. The palo verde were hit the hardest. Also our pepper tree. Our grapefruit tree shrugged it off. The hummingbirds were a bit miffed…

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    Comment by Margy — February 22, 2019 @ 10:17 pm

    • That’s a lot of snow for Arizona (unless you consider Flagstaff). I can remember only two years when I saw traces of snow on the saguaros outside of Phoenix.

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      Comment by montucky — February 22, 2019 @ 11:12 pm

  12. Jaw-droppingly beautiful!

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    Comment by de Wets Wild — February 22, 2019 @ 11:04 pm

  13. Awesome, Terry! They’re worth framing!

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    Comment by heartandsoul974 — February 24, 2019 @ 6:45 am

  14. Baldy Mountain looks wonderful!!

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    Comment by Hanna — February 24, 2019 @ 4:43 pm

    • It is. The top of the mountain is nearly a mile above the valley, and that snow up there won’t all melt until into July.

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      Comment by montucky — February 24, 2019 @ 9:10 pm

      • In a way it’s nice to think of the snow on Baldy Mountain when the heat sets in!

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        Comment by Hanna — February 25, 2019 @ 10:10 am

        • Yes. That has been a retreat for me many times when the valley temps get quite high.

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          Comment by montucky — February 25, 2019 @ 9:12 pm

  15. How pretty! But, guess what? We had snow, too! Amazing.

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    Comment by Candace — February 24, 2019 @ 5:03 pm

  16. Lovely captures, I love the one with the barbed wire in the foreground!

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    Comment by bayphotosbydonna — February 26, 2019 @ 7:17 am

  17. Very beautiful and enjoyable photos. Mountains are so majestic when having a snow cover. Thank You.

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    Comment by Sartenada — February 27, 2019 @ 1:04 am

  18. There sure is snow on them thar hills … and what about that gorgeous sky!

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — February 27, 2019 @ 1:34 pm

    • Air from the Arctic has moved in over this area and if is very pure and cold. I love when that happens, but the cold can be severe.

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      Comment by montucky — February 27, 2019 @ 5:54 pm

  19. White capped mountains are stunning. Nice post. Love from India.

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    Comment by raastha — April 17, 2019 @ 9:13 am


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