Montana Outdoors

December 20, 2013

Seven Point Mountain

Seven Point Mountain

Hiking six miles on a rocky trail through the Cataract roadless area was a small price to pay for the privilege of standing there in total solitude. Photo taken on August 31, 2012.

October 1, 2012

Our roadless National Forest land.

This past week the United States Supreme Court denied the state of Wyoming’s petition to review the Roadless Area Conservation Rule case bringing very good news for the millions of Americans who appreciate and want to protect the nation’s 58 million acres of pristine roadless forest land. The Roadless Rule affects all Americans because it protects land in our National Forests, land that is owned by ALL Americans, not just those in the states where the land lies. Press release by The Wilderness Society

Following are a few photos showing land that is not protected by the rule and then a few of National Forest land that is protected.

Smiley Creek

Smiley Creek area

Todd Creek area

Todd Springs area

Todd Creek area

Todd Springs area

Todd Creek area

Todd Springs area

Todd Creek area

Todd Springs area

Evans Gulch Roadless area

In the Evans Gulch Roadless area

From Seven Point Mountain

Photo taken from Seven Point Mountain in the Cataract Roadless area

From Seven Point Mountain

Photo taken from Seven Point Mountain in the Cataract Roadless area

Pear Lake

Pear Lake in the Evans Gulch Roadless area

Pear Lake

Pear Lake in the Evans Gulch Roadless area

September 18, 2012

Cougar Peak Lookout ~ Views

View from Cougar Peak Lookout

Southeast

View from Cougar Peak Lookout

South

View from Cougar Peak Lookout

Southwest

View from Cougar Peak Lookout

West: the tall peak about in the center is Seven Point Mountain; I hiked to it on August 30.

View from Cougar Peak Lookout

East, looking into the Cube Iron – Silcox Roadless area

View from Cougar Peak Lookout

North: the tall peak with the big rock slides is Graves Peak which was my destination on that day on USFS trail 541.

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