Montana Outdoors

February 4, 2017

Mission Mountains

Filed under: Mission Mountains, Winter — Tags: , — montucky @ 10:09 am

Mission Mountains

The Mission Mountain range runs north and south for about 30 miles through western Montana. Most of it is in the 74,000 acre Mission Mountains Wilderness Area. McDonald Peak is the highest point in the range at 9,280 feet, not especially high, but an awesome sight from the low valleys. (This photo was taken from an altitude of about 2600 feet along the lower Flathead River, about 25 miles away.)

January 13, 2017

Winter scene on the Clark Fork River

Filed under: Winter — Tags: , — montucky @ 8:23 pm

Clark Fork River

There have been many sub-zero nights in the last couple weeks and the water is very cold. There are a few ice cakes floating on this part of the river, but there is a large ice dam further up stream that is keeping them to a minimum for the moment.

January 3, 2017

Cold River

Filed under: Flathead river, Winter — Tags: , — montucky @ 8:45 pm

After several sub-zero nights ice is forming on western Montana rivers. These photos are of the Flathead River about a hundred miles downstream from Glacier National Park. By the coming weekend, ice will cover this part of the river from bank to bank.

Flathead River

Flathead River

Flathead River

Flathead River

Flathead River

Flathead River

December 13, 2016

Mount Baldy on a cold, clear day

Mount Baldy

We are having an influx of cold Arctic air which brings very cold but very clear air into western Montana.

November 27, 2016

The headwaters of Hinchwood Creek.

Filed under: Cabinet Mountains — Tags: , , — montucky @ 10:46 am

Head waters of Clark/Hinchwood

Photo was taken at an elevation of about 5,000 feet from the ridge east of the Hinchwood Creek drainage facing the east slope of Baldy Mountain.

August 14, 2016

Pretty little visitor ~ August

Filed under: Butterflies — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 9:31 am

This pretty little creature found a sanctuary during the night from the wildfire smoke that now fills the skies of western Montana.

Bedstraw hawkmoth

Bedstraw hawkmoth ~ Hyles gallii

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