Montana Outdoors

August 14, 2019

Yesterday from Eddy Peak

Filed under: Cherry Peak roadless area — Tags: , , — montucky @ 9:41 pm

From Eddy Peak

From Eddy Peak

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  1. I’ve been wondering where you’ve been. What a fantastic view this is.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — August 14, 2019 @ 9:48 pm

  2. What a gorgeous view from up there! I love that 360 view of the mountains and sky.

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    Comment by Lavinia Ross — August 14, 2019 @ 11:23 pm

  3. Hello Terry.

    Beautiful sceneries, but most of all I love shy photos. Your sky is deep blue – my favorite color! thank You. Have a good day!

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    Comment by Sartenada — August 14, 2019 @ 11:30 pm

    • We have been fortunate this summer to have skies clear of wildfire smoke. The air has been very pure and it’s good to see that blue!

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      Comment by montucky — August 15, 2019 @ 6:42 am

  4. Great to hear news from you! Do you have problems with fires? Is the temperature low up there? Love the view from Eddy Peak!!

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    Comment by Hanna — August 15, 2019 @ 3:03 am

    • Thanks! So far this summer we have had only a few small fires close to here and that is unusual. We have been able to contain and control those quickly.
      The temperatures at the peak elevations are usually about 20 degrees (F) cooler than in the valleys. They were in the 70’s (F) that day.

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      Comment by montucky — August 15, 2019 @ 6:46 am

  5. What stunning views! So much blue.

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — August 15, 2019 @ 3:11 am

    • We have been fortunate this year to have very little smoke in the air, some periods of rain, and lots of clear sky. It’s nice to see from the mountain tops/

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      Comment by montucky — August 15, 2019 @ 6:49 am

  6. Oh gosh – this is beautiful. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos. Glad to see a post from you. I do love Montana.

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    Comment by peggyjoan42 — August 15, 2019 @ 4:42 am

  7. So good to ‘see’ you again! And those gorgeous photos you take. I definitely see why Montana is named “Big Sky Country.”

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — August 15, 2019 @ 6:30 am

    • Thanks! The high places provide a different perspective of the country, don’t they!

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      Comment by montucky — August 15, 2019 @ 7:22 am

  8. I like the contrast between the cirrus clouds and the rocks in the first, but the second has that river, picking up the blue from the sky. Both are gorgeous — how lucky you are to be able to enjoy such sights!

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    Comment by shoreacres — August 15, 2019 @ 6:38 am

    • I remember my father saying many times that he could never leave these mountains. It’s easy to understand why. We were fortunate to live here and blessed with good health so that we could visit these places.

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      Comment by montucky — August 15, 2019 @ 7:25 am

  9. Breathtaking views! From the fire lookout, you can certainly see far and wide.

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    Comment by bigskybuckeye — August 15, 2019 @ 7:41 am

    • It’s always a pleasure to visit one of the old lookouts or where one had been. The views are always splendid.

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      Comment by montucky — August 16, 2019 @ 10:55 pm

  10. stunning view!

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    Comment by gwennym — August 15, 2019 @ 7:49 am

    • These photos were taken along the Clark Fork River valley, where the river elevation is about 2400 feet and the mountains on either side are about 7000 feet. that provides a chance for some great views.

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      Comment by montucky — August 16, 2019 @ 2:03 pm

  11. So nice!

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    Comment by seekraz — August 15, 2019 @ 8:28 am

  12. WOW! That view is worth the steps for sure. Thanks for posting! hugs (It is dry and brown in my part of Texas…sigh)

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    Comment by Beth Bradley — August 15, 2019 @ 8:47 am

    • The grasses on the valley floor are all brown here now too, but it is cooler and wetter at the high elevations so it stays green.

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      Comment by montucky — August 16, 2019 @ 2:05 pm

  13. Absolutely gorgeous! πŸ™‚

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    Comment by Pit — August 15, 2019 @ 8:47 am

  14. Good to see you back…..been wondering about your health….

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    Comment by Anonymous — August 15, 2019 @ 12:21 pm

    • Thanks! I’ve been fine, just busy. Hope to get out more this fall.

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      Comment by montucky — August 16, 2019 @ 2:09 pm

  15. Beautiful! I’m glad you were able to get a climb in.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — August 15, 2019 @ 3:03 pm

  16. Welcome back. I see that Eddy Peak is slightly over 9 thousand feet high.

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    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — August 15, 2019 @ 3:05 pm

    • There must be several peaks called Eddy, although I don’t know of another one in this region. This one is only 6957 feet though. Still, it has nice views in every direction.

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      Comment by montucky — August 16, 2019 @ 2:18 pm

      • Ah, so much for the accuracy of what Google gave as the reply to my request for the altitude of Eddy Peak in Montana.

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        Comment by Steve Schwartzman — August 16, 2019 @ 2:20 pm

  17. What a stunning view and I’m sure well worth the walk/climb.

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    Comment by Vicki — August 15, 2019 @ 8:17 pm

    • This is one of the rare peaks in this area that has a road nearly to the top and an actively manned fire lookout. There is also a nice trail along the ridge that it’s on.

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      Comment by montucky — August 16, 2019 @ 2:20 pm

  18. Wow, Terry what an amazing view!πŸ˜ƒ

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    Comment by heartandsoul974 — August 16, 2019 @ 12:03 pm

    • All of the high peaks in this region have been used for fire lookouts because of the areas that can bee seen from them. Most are still accessed by trails, but this one is easy to get to.

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      Comment by montucky — August 16, 2019 @ 2:22 pm

  19. I love this blue!

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    Comment by Dana S. Hugh — August 16, 2019 @ 3:29 pm

  20. Hi Montucky, What a stupendous view! Lucky you. Wonderful scenery and great photographs. Have a great weekend!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — August 16, 2019 @ 6:22 pm

    • Thanks! I am fortunate to live here! Have a great weekend too!

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      Comment by montucky — August 16, 2019 @ 10:10 pm

  21. Always great to see your part of the world!
    We have a frost warning for tonight in my part of the world. Sure is early to be covering the tomato plants!

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    Comment by Margy — August 16, 2019 @ 10:20 pm

    • We haven’t been that cold yet, but a few times I have thought it felt like Fall. I don’t
      like the really high temps, but I’m not ready for winter yet either!

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      Comment by montucky — August 16, 2019 @ 10:49 pm

  22. I’m glad to see you and your blue, blue skies back, too. You have a fan club! Beautiful views.

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    Comment by Candace — August 17, 2019 @ 6:51 pm

    • Thanks Candace! We have been blessed this year because of very few fires and therefore, very clear air. This is the way it should be.

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      Comment by montucky — August 18, 2019 @ 6:14 pm

  23. Breath-taking…… ❀

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    Comment by bayphotosbydonna — August 17, 2019 @ 10:19 pm

  24. Wow! Absolutely gorgeous … all that and a fire lookout, too. πŸ™‚

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — August 18, 2019 @ 7:46 pm

    • To me the lookouts (or the places on which they stood) are national and environmental treasures.

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      Comment by montucky — August 21, 2019 @ 1:26 pm

  25. lovely view!

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    Comment by tammie — August 19, 2019 @ 4:03 pm

    • Makes me tempted to man one of the few remaining lookouts for a summer!

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      Comment by montucky — August 21, 2019 @ 1:31 pm

  26. Welcome back …lovely pics too, what a vista!

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — August 20, 2019 @ 1:35 am

  27. Wow! Stunning landscapes.

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    Comment by Jane Lurie — August 24, 2019 @ 7:58 pm

  28. As I opened this and cursored down, I gasped. If you hiked to this spot, it’s possible there wouldn’t be any breath left for this breath-taking view. But oh my goodness, what an incredible, heavenly view and a gorgeous day. I hope the fire lookouts remain fire-free, montucky.

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    Comment by Jet Eliot — August 28, 2019 @ 7:43 am

    • x This lookout is one if only a few left to which you can drive. There’s still a half mile hike to the tower but the whole trip is well worth it in any kind of weather!

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      Comment by montucky — September 8, 2019 @ 5:31 pm

  29. So very beautiful.
    Lovely end of summer to you!

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    Comment by tammie — September 7, 2019 @ 2:34 pm

    • Thank you Tammie. I guess we are getting to the end of summer, aren’t we. I hope the autumn colors are good this year!

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      Comment by montucky — September 9, 2019 @ 9:26 pm

  30. Beautiful photos… what a place

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    Comment by Kelly MacKay — September 28, 2019 @ 4:41 pm

    • It’s a favorite place in all kinds of weather. About a mile above the valley below.

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      Comment by montucky — September 28, 2019 @ 4:47 pm

  31. Hi Montucky, Very pretty view. You have outstanding scenic views on your paths. Have a super weekend!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — November 16, 2019 @ 12:26 pm


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