Tagged With "Montana"

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Re: Glacier National Park, Montana

Mytraveledroad ·
One of my favorite parks so far has been Yosemite. Glacier looks pretty amazing. It will definitely get added to the list of must sees.
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Butte

GarryRF ·
To a European that's not used to the wide open spaces of N. America these scenes look like a film set or photos from a bygone time. Or maybe a Disney Park.
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Re: Spotted on the Road, Butte

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a great observation, Garry. Butte does look like a movie set. I'll do a post of the town in the near future. It's a very cool destination, much of it like what you see in these photos.
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Montana's National Bison Refuge

DrFumblefinger ·
 The National Bison Refuge provides an excellent opportunity to see bison in their natural setting — the hilly grasslands of Montana.  The Refuge is located about an hour’s drive northwest of Missoula and is...
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Missoula, Montana — Home of Grizzlies

DrFumblefinger ·
While most Americans have no idea what’s inside the great state of Montana, I LOVE this state!  It’s breathtakingly beautiful, home to my favorite US National Park, Glacier National Park , and is filled with kind -- if opinionated --...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 28, 2015: Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana

Ottoman ·
  Logan Pass (elevation 6,646 ft (2,026 m)) is located along the Continental Divide in Glacier National Park, in the U.S. state of Montana. It is the highest point on the Going-to-the-Sun Road .       The Logan Pass...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 21, 2015: Swiftcurrent Lake, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
While it's not the largest lake in Montana's Glacier National Park, it certainly has one of the prettiest settings.  Looking west towards the Continental Divide from the eastern bank, you have the view you see above.      Looking...
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The Berkeley Pit, Butte, Montana (Where Gumbo was #130)

DrFumblefinger ·
  When most people think of Montana, images of mountains or "Big Sky country" or wildlife spring to mind.  Usually you don't think of a massive hole in the ground, but that was the focus of this week's puzzle.  Gumbo was visiting the...
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Glacier National Park, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
“ Far away in northwestern Montana, hidden from view by clustering mountain peaks, lies an unmapped corner – the Crown of the Continent .”    George Bird Grinnell (1901)   It’s hard for someone who loves being in...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, August 6, 2015: Windmills in the Sunset

DrFumblefinger ·
Recently my wife and I traveled across Montana by car.  It's a large state with some amazing mountain ranges and lots of wide open plains -- the "Big Sky" country the state is known for.  The sun was beginning to set when I spotted a group...
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Spotted on the Road, Butte

DrFumblefinger ·
A tour of Butte, a colorful mining town that is now worn but charming, highlighted by views of a classic Chevy being restored.
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Yellowstone National Park in Winter

59nationalparks ·
Seeing all fifty-nine national parks was never a dream of ours--especially not in fifty-nine weeks.  We'd call it more of a whim, an impulse or an inspiration.  Going to Yellowstone National Park in the winter was something we had...
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November 13, 2019: Welcome to Montana

Samantha ·
Samantha arrives in Montana, her 40th state, with a welcome that matches its name as Big Sky state.
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January 17, 2020: Big Sky Country, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger shares some images taken while on a roadtrip through Montana.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 28, 2015: Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
Brings back some wonderful memories! The Going to the Sun Road is one of North America's most spectacular drives. But it does get very crowded in the summer, so take your time and drink in that beautiful scenery! Glacier NP joins Waterton NP in Canada to form an International Peace Park and these two parks together are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Re: The Berkeley Pit, Butte, Montana (Where Gumbo was #130)

HistoryDigger ·
Fascinating. The tailings pond looks so inviting. I hate to think that water fowl might land there. I hope animal instinct keeps them away from the toxic water. I also wonder what will become of the pit after the water is purified and pumped away. Or, will that process continue indefinitely because of the water seepage?
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Re: The Berkeley Pit, Butte, Montana (Where Gumbo was #130)

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your comment, HistoryDigger. The tailing pond is relatively shallow and I don't believe is anywhere near as contaminated as the pit water. But I still wouldn't swim in it (not that you could, the entire area is sealed off except to workers) The pit water really is not accessible to anything except birds flying in, and hopefully their natural fear of flying into a hole would keep them away. There's enough rivers and lakes nearby that they have a lot of options -- not like trying to...
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Re: The Berkeley Pit, Butte, Montana (Where Gumbo was #130)

Mytraveledroad ·
Wow what a piece of history. I didn't even know this existed. Thanks for sharing this story.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 28, 2015: Logan Pass, Glacier National Park, Montana

TravelingCanuck ·
Awesome pictures. I was in Waterton Park in the early 80s with work in early May before the season opened. The town site had dozens of mountain sheep everywhere. It was so beautiful and peaceful. We were about the only people other then residents there. Must certainly do another trip down that way and go across into Glacier Park as well. Thanks.
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Re: Missoula, Montana — Home of Grizzlies

Mac ·
A fascinating piece Dr. F!! Great photos too, I can see why you like it so much.
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Re: Missoula, Montana — Home of Grizzlies

PortMoresby ·
I like this one because it reminds me of a time when my son was a naval fire fighter and was talking about becoming a smoke jumper after he was discharged. He changed his mind, something for which I'll be forever grateful. Read 'Young Men and Fire', by Norman Maclean and understand.
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Re: Missoula, Montana — Home of Grizzlies

PHeymont ·
I think it would be hard to find another place that size with so many different—and fascinating—attractions in it and near by!
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Re: Missoula, Montana — Home of Grizzlies

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PortMoresby: I like this one because it reminds me of a time when my son was a naval fire fighter and was talking about becoming a smoke jumper after he was discharged. He changed his mind, something for which I'll be forever grateful. Read 'Young Men and Fire', by Norman Maclean and understand. Those smokejumpers are amazing! Absolutely fearless. When everyone's running away from a fire, they're jumping from planes to run toward it. Another good fictional book is the...
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Re: Rocky Mountains in St. Ignatius, Montana

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Re: Yellowstone National Park in Winter

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks so very much for making us a part of your fascinating road-trip by sharing your visit to this unique place at such a special time. It's so rare to actually talk to someone who visited Yellowstone in the winter, much less to read such a wonderfully written report and to share in your experience through your beautiful photos. I'm sorry you didn't get to see wolves in the wild, but in this you are not alone. As many times as I've been in the wilderness, I've yet to see them (though I was...
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Re: Yellowstone National Park in Winter

Still Country Photo ·
I really enjoyed this blog entry! I have been to Yellowstone but never in the winter, I want to now though. I especially loved the picture of the Bison in the snow.
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Rocky Mountains in St. Ignatius, Montana

Ragengirl3 ·
Rocky Mountains in St. Ignatius, Montana
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Rocky Mountains in St. Ignatius, Montana

Ragengirl3 ·
Rocky Mountains in St. Ignatius, Montana
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Butte, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
Butte, Montana
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Butte, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
Butte, Montana
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Big Sky Country. On the road in Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
Big Sky Country.  On the road in Montana
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World Museum of Mining, Butte, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
World Museum of Mining, Butte, Montana
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Lovely mountains near Bozeman, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
Lovely mountains near Bozeman, Montana
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Rainbow near Bozeman, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
Rainbow near Bozeman, Montana
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Montana likes to move at 80+ mph

DrFumblefinger ·
Montana likes to move at 80+ mph
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