Montana Outdoors

December 21, 2013

Cataract

Cataract

Photo was taken on August 24, 2012 from USFS trail 541 between Cougar Peak and Graves Peak in the Cataract roadless area looking toward the Seven Point Mountain area.

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December 20, 2013

Seven Point Mountain

Seven Point Mountain

Hiking six miles on a rocky trail through the Cataract roadless area was a small price to pay for the privilege of standing there in total solitude. Photo taken on August 31, 2012.

October 17, 2012

Beyond the lookout

About a month ago I posted a few photos of the Cougar Peak Lookout. Following are a few photos taken that same day but from the USFS Trail 541 that goes beyond it. In all but the first photo, if you look very closely, you can see the lookout in the distance.

Trail head for USFS trail 541

Photo taken from USFS trail 541 in the Cataract roadless area

Photo taken from USFS trail 541 in the Cataract roadless area

Photo taken from USFS trail 541 in the Cataract roadless area

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Photo taken from USFS trail 541 in the Cataract roadless area

October 1, 2012

Our roadless National Forest land.

This past week the United States Supreme Court denied the state of Wyoming’s petition to review the Roadless Area Conservation Rule case bringing very good news for the millions of Americans who appreciate and want to protect the nation’s 58 million acres of pristine roadless forest land. The Roadless Rule affects all Americans because it protects land in our National Forests, land that is owned by ALL Americans, not just those in the states where the land lies. Press release by The Wilderness Society

Following are a few photos showing land that is not protected by the rule and then a few of National Forest land that is protected.

Smiley Creek

Smiley Creek area

Todd Creek area

Todd Springs area

Todd Creek area

Todd Springs area

Todd Creek area

Todd Springs area

Todd Creek area

Todd Springs area

Evans Gulch Roadless area

In the Evans Gulch Roadless area

From Seven Point Mountain

Photo taken from Seven Point Mountain in the Cataract Roadless area

From Seven Point Mountain

Photo taken from Seven Point Mountain in the Cataract Roadless area

Pear Lake

Pear Lake in the Evans Gulch Roadless area

Pear Lake

Pear Lake in the Evans Gulch Roadless area

September 26, 2012

Trail 541

Filed under: Cataract roadless area, Hiking — Tags: , , — montucky @ 10:56 pm

Trail 541

September 22, 2012

Lake with no name

Filed under: Cataract roadless area — Tags: , , — montucky @ 9:59 pm

Sometimes when Nature wants you to see something, She shines a light on it, as She did this little lake that has no name. It sits about 800 feet below Graves Peak, two miles north of the Cougar Peak Lookout.

Lake with no name

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