Montana Outdoors

October 26, 2015

Heart Lake (2)

Heart Lake *

Heart Lake

Heart Lake

Heart Lake

Heart Lake

Heart Lake

Heart Lake

Heart Lake

Heart Lake

That day was cold and cloudy, good for hiking but I would have preferred a clear sky for photos.

October 23, 2015

Along the trail

Filed under: Autumn, Bitterroot Mountains, Hiking — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 7:20 am

Along the Heart Lake trail 171

Sometimes a scene just jumps out and begs to be photographed. On the way up the trail I completely missed this group of trees which seem completely out of place in that area, but on the way back the scene appeared like a window into the forest.

October 21, 2013

Sacajawea Peak trail # 385

On Saturday I hiked on the trail to Sacajawea Peak in the Coeur d’Alene Mountains. It is not as scenic as some of our trails here, staying mostly inside the forest, but a pleasant one none-the-less and some of the Western Larch were in full color. Grouse were plentiful, there was a fair amount of bear scat on the trail and some very fresh wolf scat, probably deposited earlier in the morning (bear scat from the previous day was frozen hard, but the wolf scat was still very soft – if you’re interested in such things). The trail (USFS trail 385) is steep in places and goes through some fairly wild country: I hiked only a little over four miles of it which gave me a climb of 1700 feet and six hours on a remote trail with no one else anywhere around, which is always a good way to spend a day.

Along the Sacajawea trail

Along the Sacajawea trail

Along the Sacajawea trail

Along the Sacajawea trail

Along the Sacajawea trail

Along the Sacajawea trail

Along the Sacajawea trail

Along the Sacajawea trail

Along the Sacajawea trail

Along the Sacajawea trail

October 10, 2013

Cloud-filtered light

Cloud-filtered light on the trail

Right at the level on the trail where the clouds meet the sun.

September 26, 2012

Trail 541

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

Trail 541

September 18, 2012

Cougar Peak Lookout ~ Views

View from Cougar Peak Lookout

Southeast

View from Cougar Peak Lookout

South

View from Cougar Peak Lookout

Southwest

View from Cougar Peak Lookout

West: the tall peak about in the center is Seven Point Mountain; I hiked to it on August 30.

View from Cougar Peak Lookout

East, looking into the Cube Iron – Silcox Roadless area

View from Cougar Peak Lookout

North: the tall peak with the big rock slides is Graves Peak which was my destination on that day on USFS trail 541.

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