Montana Outdoors

April 25, 2019

On the road to the Big Hole L.O. trail head

Filed under: Cabinet Mountains — Tags: , — montucky @ 9:50 pm

Renegade Trailhawk

Among all of the many nice things about wildflowers are the places in which they live.

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  1. You live in some beautiful country!

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    Comment by Lavinia Ross — April 25, 2019 @ 9:55 pm

  2. A wonderful back yard.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — April 25, 2019 @ 10:22 pm

  3. One can’t complain about that view 🙂

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    Comment by Vicki — April 26, 2019 @ 1:55 am

    • It’s nice to finally be able to drive that far up the road. It is still blocked by snow a few more miles up.

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      Comment by montucky — April 26, 2019 @ 7:04 am

  4. What a view!

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    Comment by Pit — April 26, 2019 @ 8:38 am

    • It’s nice to have some clear sky so we can see those mountains!

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      Comment by montucky — April 26, 2019 @ 4:27 pm

  5. That’s for sure!! Beautiful!

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — April 26, 2019 @ 12:11 pm

    • It’s one of many reasons why I spend as much time as possible high in the mountains.

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      Comment by montucky — April 26, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

  6. I wish we had overlooks like that. The view is just beautiful!

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — April 26, 2019 @ 3:44 pm

  7. The beauty just keeps on going!

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    Comment by bayphotosbydonna — April 26, 2019 @ 6:50 pm

  8. Somehow getting lost there doesn’t seem like it would be something I’d mind at all…

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    Comment by de Wets Wild — April 26, 2019 @ 10:14 pm

    • Your comment is very interesting. I have somewhat the same feeling, although I always have the feeling that being in places like that is where I am completely at home and supposed to be and the world of the cities in the distance below is what is lost.

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      Comment by montucky — April 26, 2019 @ 11:02 pm

  9. Looks like a beautiful day with a great view. Did you retire your old white Jeep?

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    Comment by Anonymous — April 27, 2019 @ 5:17 am

    • It was one of several really nice days that we’ve had lately. Luckily I was able to take advantage of it.
      I will not part with the old Wrangler. It’s still fully functional and in great shape, and is now in semi-retirement. I will still use it in many ways but after 22 years I thought it was time to upgrade. The new one is a Renegade Trailhawk, the off-road model of the Renegade line. One of it’s advantages is in 50% better fuel efficiency.

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      Comment by montucky — April 27, 2019 @ 8:20 pm

  10. I laughed at your comment about one of the nice things about wildflowers being the places they live. I presume they don’t have to worry about HOAs and such — although around here they do have irritants to deal with, like over-enthusiastic mowers and people who still think clover is a weed. That’s a gorgeous view, and it’s really kind of nice that you have that to enjoy now along with some remaining snow. These transitional seasons are the best.

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    Comment by shoreacres — April 28, 2019 @ 12:24 pm

    • I also love the transitional seasons, especially spring because it repeats itself several times before it succumbs to summer. Along the back country trails, the only things that wildflowers have to fear are ungulates.

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      Comment by montucky — April 28, 2019 @ 7:41 pm

  11. What a view!

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    Comment by seekraz — April 28, 2019 @ 12:47 pm

    • Yes. The best way to view mountains is from other mountains.

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      Comment by montucky — April 28, 2019 @ 7:42 pm

  12. Gorgeous view! I love your new Jeep, very sporty-looking. I would love to get a Jeep someday.

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    Comment by Candace — May 2, 2019 @ 2:43 pm

    • After driving the Wrangler for 22 years and 230,000 miles I decided to give it some relief, especially for the longer trips. The Renegade has a little different look to it but compares quite well to the Wrangler in handling and capabilities plus a lot better traction control and 50% better gas milage. If it holds up anything like the Wrangler has I will be very happy.

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      Comment by montucky — May 2, 2019 @ 4:10 pm

  13. I always find Your photos beautiful and inspiring. I love the color of Your car Renegade. In my country we have too much gray, white and black cars. Mine is blue as usually, two years old small BMW. Thank You.

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    Comment by Sartenada — May 7, 2019 @ 11:27 pm

    • Thank you Matti! I have liked your blue cars! Over the last few years here the manufacturers have come out with some very bright colors and that makes things more pleasant on the highways.

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      Comment by montucky — May 8, 2019 @ 7:13 pm

      • Thank You Terry. Yesterday it was a nice coincidence. I have ordered more than 40 years to my home a magazine called “The World of Technique” which treats all kind of matters like car presentation and deep car tests. Yesterday it presented just Your car of same color!!! I love – great car!

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        Comment by Sartenada — May 8, 2019 @ 10:44 pm

  14. I hope you found wildflowers as colorful as the car.

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    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — May 9, 2019 @ 6:21 am

  15. Open sky, majestic mountains, clean air…the royal way to live. Congratulations, Montucky, you’re doing it.

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    Comment by Jet Eliot — May 11, 2019 @ 6:35 am

    • This is a beautiful time of year here, but with the warm weather we are already on the verge of wildfire season. I hope to get out more before that starts and hope there won’t be a lot of fires. Last year was really good and I worked on only one large fire: I hope this year will be as good,

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      Comment by montucky — May 12, 2019 @ 8:14 pm

  16. Beautiful surroundings!!

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    Comment by Mountain Aquarius — May 12, 2019 @ 9:13 am

  17. Beautiful! Especially the endless blue skies. You see a lot of wildlife?

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    Comment by poobennarayanen — May 17, 2019 @ 12:31 am

    • Thanks! Yes, large and small. Despite the exploitation of the wild country, particularly over the last century, it is still possible to see many of the wild creatures in their historical environment and I hope that will continue.

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      Comment by montucky — May 17, 2019 @ 6:39 am

  18. Looks like a big drop on the side of the road there!

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    Comment by Mary Strong-Spaid — May 26, 2019 @ 10:23 pm

    • Yes, pretty steep mountainside. That has been a favorite road for a long, long time. It leads to the trail head for the Big Hole Lookout.

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      Comment by montucky — May 27, 2019 @ 7:24 pm

      • Ahhh…to experience beauty, bravery is often required. I was thinking the car was kind of parked close to the edge there. One who takes photos has to be very aware of where they are standing–while admiring the wildflowers. 🙂

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        Comment by Mary Strong-Spaid — May 27, 2019 @ 8:49 pm

        • Yes, you have to be careful, but I’m more at home in those mountains than anywhere else. Being careful is always part of the experience.

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          Comment by montucky — May 27, 2019 @ 9:46 pm

  19. Would you have any desire to have any of your photos used (with credits) in a new map of the Cube Iron-Cataract roadless area? If not, no big deal. Thanks

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    Comment by cubeironcataractcoalition — May 28, 2019 @ 4:53 pm

    • I would be pleased to let you use some of my photos for that purpose. What would you be interested in?

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      Comment by montucky — May 31, 2019 @ 8:12 pm


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