Montana Outdoors

October 27, 2014

Western Larch

Western Larch

Western Larch

Western Larch

The mountains in the background are in the Cherry Peak Roadless Area of the Coeur d’Alene Mountains.

January 5, 2014

Up toward Penrose

Up toward Penrose

Photo was taken on September 28, 2010 from USFS trail 398 to Penrose Peak (through Dee Creek) in the Cherry Peak roadless area in the Coeur d’Alene Mountains of western Montana.

December 18, 2013

Miles of Clouds

Miles of Clouds

Photo taken on September 22, 2010 from Eddy Peak.

December 8, 2013

Cherry Peak

Cherry Peak Roadless Area

Cherry Peak and the other peaks in the Cherry Peak Roadless Area photographed from atop Penrose peak on July 7, 2008. The photo shows the northern part of the 57 square mile roadless area.

And along the trail just below the peak, beside a snowbank, Woodland Penstemons (Nothochelone nemorosa) in bloom.

Woodland Penstemon

May 18, 2013

Beyond the Fairy Slippers

Nearly all of my photos result from my frequent wanderings in the mountains and forests of western Montana. The wildflowers in my previous post were encountered on the way to a hike to view the peaks of the Cherry Peak roadless area, something I choose to do at least once every year. After a ten mile drive from the valley to a starting point at 5000 feet and a two mile hike from there up an old road to 6000 feet I arrive at my preferred viewing spot with an open view of the north side of the peaks. Mountains are always viewed best from high places.

Cherry Peaks

Viewing spot

USFS Road 7581

The road at 6000 feet

Wood Violets

Wood violets (Viola glabella) in bloom just below the snow level.

Clark Fork River valley

View to the northwest over the Clark Fork River.

Koo-Koo Sint Ridge

View of Koo-Koo Sint Ridge north of the river from the access road.

June 9, 2012

The peaks of the Cherry Peak Roadless area

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The peaks of the Cherry Peak roadless area

In the Coeur d’Alene Mountains of western Montana ~ June 7, 2012

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