Montana Outdoors

January 15, 2016

Brief snow shoe trip

Filed under: Snowshoeing, Winter — Tags: , , — montucky @ 10:42 pm

Today a friend and I found that the road was open to Loneman Divide, about 15 miles from home and made a short “tune up” snowshoe hike from there up to the ridge above the pass and found it very refreshing. Another half dozen of those short hikes and we will be ready for something more serious.

Start of the Todd Creek trail

We took “the trail less traveled”.

Snow capped stump

Snow-capped stump

Spare tire

The stump must have been hollow because the top looked like a doughnut.

Baldy Mountain in the clouds

To the east side of the divide.

West of the divide

To the west side.

Frosty trees on the divide

Frost covered trees along the top.

Frosty trees

Frosty trees

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December 27, 2007

Let it snow

After yesterday’s hike, three miles still remained to make my goal of 1,300 miles this year. Those last three were the hardest. I walked them today on two feet of snow:

Showshoe 1

Snowshoe 2

The last time I used snowshoes was in the late 50’s and they certainly have changed. Back then they looked like something Paul Bunyan and his wife might have used at Wimbledon and felt as though you had tied small boats to your feet. Today’s version are a vast improvement. They are awesome!

A winter trail atop Loneman Divide.

Winter trail

Snow country in western Montana’s Cabinet Mountains.

Snow country

Looking back on my trail. “Leave nothing behind but tracks on the snow: bring nothing back but memories and photographs.”

Tracks in the snow

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