Montana Outdoors

December 20, 2015

A little break in the weather

Filed under: Cabinet Mountains, Munson Creek — Tags: , , — montucky @ 9:33 pm

KooKoo Sint Ridge

KooKoo Sint Ridge

KooKoo Sint Ridge

Munson Creek

Munson Creek

Munson Creek ice

Munson Creek ice

Moss icicle

Lichen icicle

Lichen icicle

Munson Creek

Munson Creek in winter

November 7, 2015

Thompson River on a frosty day

Filed under: Autumn, Cabinet Mountains — Tags: , , — montucky @ 11:15 pm

Upper Thompson River

November 6, 2015

Murr Creek trail

Filed under: Autumn, Cabinet Mountains — Tags: , , — montucky @ 8:45 pm

Murr Creek trail

November 5, 2015

And soon we’ll hear… old Winter’s song…

Filed under: Cabinet Mountains, Stony Lake, Winter — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 7:36 pm

The sky began spitting snow soon after we left the house. As we started up the final few steep miles to the lake it grew heavier, and when we arrived at the lake, we found that winter had been there first.

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Stony Lake sits at about 6000 feet in the Cabinet Mountains of western Montana. It is the first of the cirque lakes that I have visited that has a road right up to it. By the looks of the weather we may have been the last ones to visit the lake before next summer.

October 24, 2015

A visit to Mount Headley

Every year of so I hike up the trail to Mount Headley because of the beauty of the mountain and the surrounding country. It was the site of one of the first fire lookouts in Montana and sits at 7400 feet where it looks over many miles of forest in all directions. The four mile trail is rather gentle and it spreads the climb of 1400 feet evenly over its entire length. As a bonus, a short side trail at about the first mile point lets the hiker stand on a sheer, rocky cliff about 500 feet over the south end of a small cirque lake called Image Lake. I will never forget one morning a few years ago when I stood there watching the sun rise and listening to a wolf pack howling on the trail above me and down beside the lake. Mount Headley is an old friend.(The following photos were taken on October 15, 2015)

Mt Headley

Image Lake

Image Lake

From Mt Headley

From Mt Headley

From Mt Headley

From Mt Headley

From Mt Headley

From Mt Headley

From Mt Headley

Mt Headley

From Mt Headley

From Mt Headley

Mt Headley

Mt Headley

From Mt Headley

Mt Headley trail

October 20, 2015

Big Hole Lookout

Big Hole Lookout

Photo taken on October 16, 2015

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