Montana Outdoors

April 19, 2017

Munson Creek Trilliums

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , — montucky @ 6:15 pm

Today a friend and I hiked up Munson Creek to visit my favorite place to see trilliums. This was my 7th annual visit there and only one day later than usual. This year they were not yet at the peak of their bloom, but I brought back a few photos anyway. These are Pacific Trilliums ~ Trillium Ovatum.

Pacific Trillium

Pacific Trillium

Pacific Trillium

Pacific Trillium

Pacific Trillium

May 3, 2016

Away from the computer

Filed under: Montana — Tags: , , — montucky @ 6:27 pm

Munson Creek

For about the next two weeks I will be away from the computer. I will miss reading everyone’s blogs, but clearly not miss keeping up with the “news”.

December 20, 2015

A little break in the weather

Filed under: Cabinet Mountains, Munson Creek — Tags: , , — montucky @ 9:33 pm

KooKoo Sint Ridge

KooKoo Sint Ridge

KooKoo Sint Ridge

Munson Creek

Munson Creek

Munson Creek ice

Munson Creek ice

Moss icicle

Lichen icicle

Lichen icicle

Munson Creek

Munson Creek in winter

December 13, 2015

Munson Creek waiting for winter

The mountains are in the Coeur d’Alene Mountain range, across the Clark Fork River from Munson Creek which flows out of the Cabinet Mountains.

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The white color on the overhanging branches is not frost, but lichens which seem to be doing well from the moisture and unseasonally warm weather.

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February 6, 2015

February day at Munson Creek

Filed under: Munson Creek, Winter — Tags: , — montucky @ 8:21 pm

Our unseasonably warm temperatures lately prompted me to make a quick visit to Munson Creek today and I found that all of the ice along the stream has melted, an extremely unusual condition for this time of year. Today’s high temperature was 53ºF while last year at this time the nights were down to -23ºF; quite a difference year to year! The stream water is only a little higher than usual though.

Munson Creek in Februrary

Munson Creek in Februrary

November 20, 2014

Blending of the seasons

Filed under: Autumn, Munson Creek, Winter — Tags: , , , , — montucky @ 10:17 pm

Photo taken from the bottom of Munson Creek canyon, elevation 2,400 feet. In the background is Eddy peak and the lookout at its top is at 6,957 feet.

Merging of the seasons

Trail bridge ~ Munson Creek

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