Montana Outdoors

December 18, 2013

Miles of Clouds

Miles of Clouds

Photo taken on September 22, 2010 from Eddy Peak.

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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

February 19, 2011

Air, land and water

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Morning on Eddy Peak

Protect them as though your life depended on it.

January 25, 2011

Missing the high country

This time of year when snow and ice close the forest access roads into the mountains I severely miss hiking on the high country trails. It is a good time to visit some memories of the past fall.

These photos were taken in September of 2010 about two miles south of the Eddy Peak lookout along trail 1130 toward Cherry Peak in the Cherry Peak roadless area of the Coeur d’Alene Mountains.

From trail 1130 south of Eddy Peak

From trail 1130 south of Eddy Peak

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