Friday, December 27, 2013

Happy New Year!

 Happy New Year folks,
these images I took from my newest haunt up on the Divide Creek Road.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

New Haunts; Pine Creek West, Trail Creek In The Gallatin National Forest in Southwest Montana

  Hello Folks,
The thermometer dropped 40 degrees in one day this past week when a snow storm moved in and turned my little town into a giant ice sheet. I do not leave home without the spikey attachments on the bottom of my boots just to make sure I do not fall on my back.These past two weeks, I have been busting my bum to get back into shape and have done some nice snow hikes. Montana always surprises me as I found two new hiking areas that I did not know about before. They are Pine Creek West and Trail Creek which are in the Gallatin National Forest.

 I hope you like the hard work.

This is my decent into the Paradise Valley on the Divide Road and Looking Eastward towards the awesome Absaroka-Beartooth Mountains in the Gallatin Wilderness Area of Montana

Just trippin on down the Trail Creek Road

Absaroka-Beartooth Mountains in the background

Trail Creek Road

Trail Creek Road

Looking Eastward at the Absaroka-Beartooth Mountains

A frozen creek scene off of the Trail Creek Road

Looking Northward inside the Gallantin National Forest on the Pine Creek West Road

Looking Westward inside the Gallantin National Forest on the Pine Creek West Road

Abasaroka-Beartooth Mountains in the Background

Trail Creek Road with the Absaroka-Beartooth Mountains in Backdrop

A nice rock formation seen Eastward on the Trail Creek Road

Looking Eastward with my triptic of the Absaroka-Beartooth Mountains

Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Halloween 2013,
 was dominated by the brisk and windy weather in Livingston and this made it really tough on all the little first time trick or treaters and their search for the holy sugar grail. 
This also made it really tough to keep a pumpkin lit.
Needless to say,  my wife and I made our trip across Livingston in the inclement weather  on our bicycles to see what was out there in the way of small town trick or treating and capture it for the old blog via my camera.

                                We also made a hike up into Deep Creek Trail in Paradise Valley and found a whole new area to explore. 

With most of the candles blown out I decided to look at places with no light like
this 'ghost house'.

This house has friendly neighbors that throw candy at you
every year.

I believe I photograph this guy last year.

My frozen wife Lidice.

 Lidice and I ran into a pair of young pine martens on this hike in the Deep Creek Trail Area alas, I did not capture them with my camera however I did photograph a very interesting area filled with promise for future hikes.  This pass is one of the few entrances into the mountains that is not really steep. I can venture deep into the Absaroka-Beartooth mountain range into the Gallatin National Forest through this creek canyon without trashing my knees.

This area was consumed by a large forest fire two summers ago.

Looking across Paradise Valley

Looking Southeast into the Absaroka Mountains.

Lidice checking things out.

Wife lovely wife Lidice.
Deep Creek and Lidice.