Montana Outdoors

February 26, 2021

Revett Lake at the end of September

Filed under: Idaho — Tags: — montucky @ 6:49 pm

Revett Lake

Revett Lake

(Revett Lake is a cirque lake that sits at an elevation of 5666 feet just on the Idaho side of the Montana/Idaho border and is accessible by trail from Thompson Pass about 24 miles west of Thompson Falls Montana {and 125 miles south of the Canadian border}.)

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  1. The reflecting colors on the lake are beautiful, I especially love the second one!!

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    Comment by bayphotosbydonna — February 26, 2021 @ 9:03 pm

    • Yes, when the light is right, the colors reflected in the lake are as bright as the flora above the water. It makes them fun to photograph.

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      Comment by montucky — February 26, 2021 @ 9:28 pm

  2. What a beautiful place, Montucky! I can see myself getting out of a tent after a peaceful night and enjoying my first cup of morning coffee sitting deep in a camping chair, looking out over this serene scene as the sun rises. And feeling quite at peace with the world.

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    Comment by de Wets Wild — February 26, 2021 @ 9:19 pm

  3. Looks like a relaxing place.

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    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — February 26, 2021 @ 9:35 pm

  4. That is a gorgeous place! But not more so than most places in or around Montana. It’s a beautiful state.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — February 26, 2021 @ 10:38 pm

    • I agree it’s a beautiful state, and there are lots of places like this. I prefer the more remote ones but there are many that are readily accessible too.

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      Comment by montucky — February 26, 2021 @ 11:05 pm

      • For us, it can be rural but we have to get our vehicle in. We don’t like the public camping places that are like a city in the bush. Quieter is better. I know you like to hike in, and you get it the quietest.

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        Comment by wordsfromanneli — February 26, 2021 @ 11:53 pm

        • Fortunately here there are still places where one can drive to and camp that are not crowded or regulated like a city park, and I hope it continues that was for a long time, but I’m afraid it won’t.

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          Comment by montucky — February 27, 2021 @ 8:14 am

  5. So lush and those trees are so green. Ours never look that green here.

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    Comment by Candace — February 26, 2021 @ 10:52 pm

    • Perhaps its the variety of fir trees, and perhaps also the air is very clear at the higher altitude lakes and it helps that the nearest large city is nearly a hundred miles away.

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      Comment by montucky — February 26, 2021 @ 11:13 pm

  6. Now that is one peaceful scene.

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — February 27, 2021 @ 3:12 pm

  7. Glorious!

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    Comment by Sara Rall — February 27, 2021 @ 3:40 pm

  8. Beautiful, Terry, just beautiful.

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    Comment by teresaevangeline — February 27, 2021 @ 4:27 pm

    • I think so too Teresa. The location of this one makes it very difficult to exploit, so it should stay about the same for many years.

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      Comment by montucky — February 27, 2021 @ 9:28 pm

  9. What a beautiful destination for a hike.

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    Comment by seekraz — February 27, 2021 @ 4:52 pm

  10. Gorgeous photos. Thanks for sharing.

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    Comment by Geri Lawhon — February 27, 2021 @ 7:17 pm

  11. Look at all that green through the water. Is the surface covered with ice now?

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    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — February 28, 2021 @ 9:32 am

    • I’m sure that it is ice covered and with several feet of snow over that. The only time that I’ve seen the lake under winter conditions was in June of 2013 and it was still frozen over with pretty good snow banks on parts of it. There was 4 to 10 feet of snow on the trail in places too.

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      Comment by montucky — February 28, 2021 @ 8:47 pm

  12. What a serene place to enjoy!

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    Comment by Lavinia Ross — February 28, 2021 @ 12:43 pm

    • It is. A visit to one of these lakes provides a place for a valuable readjustment of life’s priorities. I wish more folks could experience it.

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      Comment by montucky — February 28, 2021 @ 9:04 pm

  13. Given that I live in a place with wonderfully muddy, murky waters, I’m always impressed by and a little envious of the clarity of your lakes. I remember learning about cirque lakes from you before, but I’d forgotten just how lovely this one is. Clarity, color, and solitude: stir together equal parts, and it’s a recipe for happiness!

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    Comment by shoreacres — March 1, 2021 @ 5:40 pm

    • Yes, it’s not difficult to convince myself that a hike to one of these lakes is in order. And there are quite a few from which to choose.

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      Comment by montucky — March 1, 2021 @ 9:13 pm

  14. So much beauty in nature … such a delightful place

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — March 5, 2021 @ 7:05 pm

    • There are dozens of lakes like this one not far from where I live that are accessible only by mountain trails. They are all beautiful and pristine and some are in wilderness areas where access is difficult. They provide a chance to see nature as it has always been.

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      Comment by montucky — March 6, 2021 @ 9:15 pm


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