Sunday, August 23, 2009

Deep Creek Hike, Livingston, MT

Howdee all,

A few days ago Jeff and I joined Sicksta Charlene's Hiking group for a short evening hike to Deep Creek.Charlenes hike pics_20090820_001 We started around six in the evening, still quite warm. In the 80s

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It felt great to finally make it into the woods…..

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And when by the water it felt like someone opened up the refrigerator door,

Very refreshing, on a hot summer day.

We didn't travel much further than to this creek, as time was running out.Charlenes hike pics_20090820_054We made it back to the meadow as sun was starting to set. 

Deep creek Hike_20090820_015The meadow and its flowers were lit up. Deep creek Hike_20090820_021

Flower seeds catching the light.Deep creek Hike_20090820_025Deep creek Hike_20090820_014 Deep creek Hike_20090820_031

  In the tall grasses I heard some scurrying and found a Green-tailed Towhee

I wasn't able to get a photo of this shy bird.Deep creek Hike_20090820_053I did get a few photos of this Greater Sage Grouse.Deep creek Hike_20090820_038  The end of a wonderful evening hike.

Deep creek Hike_20090820_069…. and the end of another beautiful day in

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11 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness...that first shot of the meadow really struck me. I loved seeing the hikers in shadow looking out over the valley. It's very beautiful and something I'd like to see.

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  2. Okay, after seeing these photos I am ready to pack my bags and move there..that is, until the first snow flake falls! What a wonderful hike! Great photos too!

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  3. Gotta' love those BIG Montana skies.
    Excellent captures Dawn.

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  4. Beautiful pictures Dawn... I love your style of having fun! We love hiking and this looked like a fun one!!! Have fun and enjoy your Sistah!!!

    Travel Safe
    Donna

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  5. The scenery is breathtaking! I love the forest. Beautiful pictures of the flower seeds and grouse. A very nice hike - thanks for sharing.

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  6. Thank you for your kind comment regarding my grosbeak fledgling..I do spend time watching them all... Montana is just beautiful and I have not been out west yet... Michelle

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  7. Loved the picture of the seeds getting ready to FLY!!!! Did you help any along by blowing on them?

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  8. This is a totally freaking awsome time to be out west.

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  9. Beautiful photos of the flowers & grasshoppers... Hope your hike was great and I can't wait for the next set of pictures. Looks like you are having a great time!


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  11. @Kelly
    @Kathiesbirds
    You both would love it here..and i am sure would take awesome photos!

    @Gaelyn
    Yeah..they sure are big skies.
    I am sure this is one of the many places u have been.

    squawmama
    Thanks...You should put this hike on your list..very nice.
    who knows ..maybe sometime our paths will cross and we can hike together.

    April
    Oh glad you liked the flower seeds. i thought hey were so cool in the sun.

    Rambling Woods
    Thanks for your nice comments as always..
    The cool thing about blogging is that you get to experience other places without being there.
    but someday you should come out here..you would love it miss rambling nature lady!

    Adele
    Thanks my dear sicksta..i did shake a few or two..but mostly just liked looking how the seeds glowed.

    Steve B
    hee hee..you are so right ..it is totally freaking awesome..
    I would love to see your photos of out here..bet they would be Most totally awesome!!:)

    Jenifer
    Thanks Jenifer..

    samantha
    Thanks.

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