Montana Outdoors

April 20, 2016

Cascade on Spring Creek

Filed under: Spring, Spring Creek — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 10:58 am

Cascade on Spring Creek

This small fall in a series that stretches for miles has a drop of about four feet. The creek is running full now from snow melt on Big Hole Peak, 6 miles upstream and four thousand feet above.

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July 4, 2015

Think cool…

Western Montana is currently in the middle of a drought and a heat wave. Our June, the month that usually produces the most rain, gave us none at all and the temperatures have been running nearly 20 degrees above normal, in the mid 90’s to the low 100’s. Early this morning however there was a cool place to be…

Spring Creek

Spring Creek

Spring Creek

April 19, 2015

Clear, and cold, and… vital!

Filed under: Spring Creek — Tags: — montucky @ 8:33 pm

Spring Creek

March 28, 2015

As the ice and snow of winter depart…

Filed under: Spring Creek — Tags: , — montucky @ 8:42 pm

It was so nice yesterday to walk on a forest trail, once again among the green.

USFS trail 370 Spring Creek

USFS trail 370 Spring Creek

USFS trail 370 Spring Creek

Spring Creek

Spring Creek

Spring Creek

Spring Creek

Spring Creek

Spring Creek

Spring Creek

August 26, 2014

A stream that hides

Filed under: Spring Creek — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 9:58 pm

There is a small stream not far from where I live that flows through a deep wooded canyon for about seven miles before it briefly enters a larger one which then flows into the Clark Fork River. In early spring the water flow is continuous but after about mid-summer the stream bed for about a mile at the lower end of the canyon is completely dry. The following photos (in no particular order other than just as I ascended the trail) were taken the other day on a short hike up into the canyon and they show a little of what is hidden above the dry stream bed (in the first photo) near the start of the trail. I’m sure that after seeing the dry stream bed many people do not venture up the trail.

Spring Creek

Tree fungus

Fall colors

Fall colors are beginning to show.

Kinnikinnik

Kinnikinnik

Aster

Skipper & Aster

Fall colors

Spring Creek

Spring Creek

Spring Creek cedars

Spring Creek

Devil's Club

Devil’s Club

Devil's Club

Devil’s Club

Spring Creek

Spring Creek

July 29, 2014

On these hot summer days…

Filed under: Cabinet Mountains, Spring Creek — Tags: , , — montucky @ 11:08 pm

The valley temperatures have been in the 90’s for the past several days, but not here:

Spring Creek

Spring Creek

Happy trail dog

Happy trail dog

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