Montana Outdoors

June 12, 2017

Cascade

Filed under: Idaho — Tags: , , — montucky @ 1:43 pm

Cascade

This is the stream that flows out of Revett Lake, in the Pan handle National Forest in northern Idaho next to the Montana border.

June 16, 2015

Revett Lake ~ 2015

Filed under: Idaho — Tags: , , — montucky @ 6:48 pm

When I visited Revett Lake in late summer of 2014 the tall stalks of Bear Grass flowers could be seen in vast quantities on the seep mountainside on the far side of the lake, although the flowers were already gone. I made a note then to return this year during the time that they would be blooming because it would be a magnificent sight. Well, today I paid another visit and although the Bear Grass is in bloom, they are very sparse compared to normal years and the spectacle I had anticipated was not there. It’s still a nice hike and a beautiful lake, and following are a series of photos of the trail and the lake, starting with a early morning view from just past the trail head looking farther back into the Idaho Panhandle National Forest.

Revett Lake trail

Revett Lake trail

Revett Lake trail

Revett Lake trail

Revett Lake trail

Revett Lake trail

Revett Lake

Revett Lake

Revett Lake

Revett Lake

Revett Lake

Revett Lake

Revett Lake

Revett Lake

Revett Lake trail

Revett is located just on the Idaho side of the Montana/Idaho border at Thompson Pass, about 24 miles west of Thompson Falls, Montana. There road to the trail head takes off at the large parking area at Thompson Pass which is also the trail head for Blossom lakes on the Montana side.

September 22, 2014

Revett Lake (2)

Filed under: Idaho — Tags: , , , , — montucky @ 9:13 pm

Revett Lake is located in the Panhandle National Forest about a mile on the Idaho side of the Montana – Idaho border near Thompson Pass (Hwy 471), about 24 miles west of Thompson Falls, Montana. A good dirt road leaves the parking lot at the border and takes you about a mile to the trail head. The trail (Trail #9) is short, a mile and a half to two miles, and it is an easy climb of about a thousand feet to the lake. Despite rather heavy usage on the trail in the summer, no trash at all could be seen along the trail or at the lake and the day I was there I was all alone.

There are good instructions for access to the lake from the Idaho side on the Idaho Panhandle National Forest web site.

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake Trail on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

Revett Lake on Montana - Idaho border near Thompson Pass

September 17, 2014

Revett Lake

Filed under: Idaho — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 7:05 pm

Revett Lake (On the Idaho - Montana border

Revett Lake at 10 this morning. It is in the Panhandle National Forest just on the Idaho side of the Montana – Idaho border near Thompson Pass, about 24 miles west of Thompson Falls, Montana.

June 29, 2013

Cool, cool water

Filed under: Idaho — Tags: , , — montucky @ 8:14 pm

The daily temperatures here are heading up into the 100’s for the next few days, and I know it’s hot also in a lot of other places now, especially in the western states of the U.S. Seems a good time to post some “cool” photos that were taken on the first of June this year of Revett Lake on the Montana/Idaho border. (Hard to believe, only a month ago.)

Revett Lake

Revett Lake

Revett Lake

Revett Lake

Revett Lake

Revett Lake is a small mountain lake that sits at an elevation of 5800 feet in the Bitterroot Mountain range just west of the Montana/Idaho border in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. From Thompson Pass, which is about 20 miles west of Thompson Falls Montana on highway 471, you can take Forest Service road 266 to its end at the trail head for the lake (about a mile and a half). From there, USFS trail 9 will lead to the lake, a mile and a half to two mile hike with a fairly easy climb in summer; not so easy in June.

June 2, 2013

Revett Lake outlet

Filed under: Idaho, Montana — Tags: , , — montucky @ 1:25 pm

At the outlet of Revett Lake

The outlet from this little high country lake on the Idaho/Montana border is located at its northeast end and creates the beginning of Cascade Creek. (Photo taken June 1, 2013)

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