Summer keeps rolling along

Yesterday was a completely enjoyable, we went for a hike and last night was host to spectacular lightning storm. But the day got off to great start with a surreal sunrise.

Textures of Dawn

Textures of Dawn

Fire in the Sky

Fire in the Sky

The hike was along Bass Creek to the old log jam at the boundary of the Bitterroot-Selway Wilderness. It was about 5 miles and just enough for us. Butterflies abounded, although the only good shot I got was of the Lorquin’s Admiral, which is AWESOME. The fields below the trailhead are filled with Bobolinks that are singing constantly.
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Male Bobolink with a mouthful for his young

Male Bobolink with a mouthful for his young

Lorquin's Admiral

Lorquin’s Admiral

Bass Creek and the Bitterroot Range

Bass Creek and the Bitterroot Range

Thinking Vida

Thinking Vida

Flowering Shiny-leaved Ceanothus

Flowering Shiny-leaved Ceanothus

Cliffs and Sky of Bass Creek (HDR)

Cliffs and Sky of Bass Creek (HDR)

Written by Radd Icenoggle

I am a native Montanan, who has spent a lifetime as an outdoors and wildlife enthusiast. I earned a degree in biology with an emphasis on habitat relations. During my studies, I had the great fortune to research and compose a thesis that explored the effects of slope aspect on...
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