Montana Outdoors

February 1, 2011

Cold and clear

Filed under: Weeksville Creek, Winter — Tags: — montucky @ 11:39 pm

In the canyon today the forest blocked the wind and although the snow squeaked under foot, hiking was pleasant. Above, on the ridges, the trees were cold.

The trees were cold

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November 6, 2010

Weeksville Creek Canyon

Filed under: Weeksville Creek — montucky @ 9:16 pm

Weeksville Canyon

Photo taken today from just below a ridge top about seven miles up the canyon. (Steep hike!)

January 9, 2010

Choices

Filed under: Montana, Outdoors, Weeksville Creek, Winter — Tags: , , , , , — montucky @ 1:04 pm

Choices

(It was a lot colder than it looks!)

September 15, 2009

Summer/Fall

There is an old road not far from where I live that many times serves as a place for a short conditioning hike, as it did this morning. The first mile includes an ascent of about a thousand feet which does wonders for one’s cardiopulmonary system

Weeksville canyon

then the road levels off a bit and provides some nice valley views and, this time of year, some Fall colors.

Fall colors

The return trip is good for the legs and this morning contained as well one of Nature’s pleasant little surprises with summer colors; a Yellow Rabbitbrush in bloom.

Yellow rabbitbrush

Rabbitbrush,
Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus

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September 13, 2009

Turning colors

Filed under: Autumn, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Weeksville Creek — montucky @ 10:15 pm

This evening I went for a brief hike to a place I know where there is a pretty good chance of seeing a moose. This wasn’t the day for moose, but I did come upon a gorgeous black bear with shiny, long, jet-black hair (the 7th I’ve seen this summer) and another pleasant surprise; a glimpse of some early fall colors. These are shrubs growing on an area burned in a forest fire many years ago.

Fall colors

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July 1, 2009

Weeksville Creek

Weeksville Creek

Weeksville Creek

One of the first requirements for life on this planet was water and it continues to be the most important of all. We cannot continue to live here without these small streams of clear, pure water provided by our natural forests. Besides being beautiful, they are essential.

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