Montana Outdoors

February 9, 2012

A wider view

Filed under: Waterfall, Winter — Tags: , — montucky @ 11:46 pm

Waterfall at Rainbow Lake

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February 8, 2012

A profile

Filed under: Waterfall, Winter — Tags: , — montucky @ 10:13 pm

Waterfall at Rainbow Lake

Sun and ice

Filed under: Waterfall, Winter — Tags: , , — montucky @ 12:37 am

Finally a sunny day. Sunny, not warm; cold, guaranteed by a brisk wind off the ice.

For some time now I’ve been promising myself a trek to an un-named and seldom visited waterfall just above a small lake on the Flathead Reservation a dozen or so miles from my house and a mile or so off the highway. Today I strapped a tripod on my pack just in case the falls were thawed and snowshoes in case the snow was deep and headed for the falls. I didn’t need the tripod. It felt so good to be walking over the deep snow and following wolf tracks besides!

Amazing and wonderful how a falls will change over the seasons. Late in March of 2010 this one looked like this:

Waterfall at Dog (Rainbow) Lake

Today, this is how it was, the normally clear, clean falls blocked in many places by built-up ice dams:

Waterfall at Dog (Rainbow) Lake

Some water was still flowing beneath or behind the ice, visible just below the fringe area about in the center of the falls; not easy to get to for a close-up, but intriguing.

Waterfall at Dog (Rainbow) Lake

Waterfall at Dog (Rainbow) Lake

I will post more photos of the ice over the next few days.

March 23, 2010

No-name Falls

No-name Falls

This is found at the northeast end of Dog Lake on the Flathead Indian Reservation.

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May 13, 2009

Waterfall at Dog Lake

Filed under: Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Waterfall — Tags: — montucky @ 9:11 am

There’s a scientific name for someone who goes out hoping to photograph some wildflowers, takes a tripod (which is of absolutely no use for wildflowers) and doesn’t think to take anything but a macro lens: it’s doofus photographicus.

Completely predictably, the result of the outing was to find an unusually large amount of water in a waterfall that usually doesn’t have that much and a strong desire to photograph it. Well, any lens in a storm! I tried.

Waterfall at Dog Lake

Waterfall at Dog Lake

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