Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Montana Photos

We got back from Montana last night around 11 p.m. and I miss it already. There were ripe cherry tomatoes and a riot of flowers in the front garden to ease the transition, but I thought posting a few of my favorite pictures from the trip might help me keep my mind in Montana for just a little while longer.

Erica snapped this picture as we walked back from Woodbine Falls near the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. It was a beautiful morning for a hike and the falls were raging due to a snowy winter and a late melt. Below is just one small arc of the view from the falls. We were looking up the Stillwater Valley toward Cathedral Mountain and Yellowstone Park.

More of Cathedral Mountain:

A section Of Woodbine Falls:

Some random shots from another early morning walk near Beehive Rock in the Stillwater Valley (near Absarokee):

Below are two pictures of the Stillwater River leaving the canyon and heading out into flatter land. Some of the water in these shots was snow up in Yellowstone Park less than 24 hours before. The meltoff has been later than usual this year, so the river is still very high, as you can see. The trail through the canyon runs right next to the river for a good mile and during high water it can be a little scary.

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