23 July 2009

Skywatch Friday: Peakbagging the Pintler in Montana

Summer in the Northern Rockies, a time for "peakbagging" (climbing to summits) in the mountains of the Pintler Wilderness seen from our house in Walkerville, Montana (near Butte America). My soul lives in these mountains:

Last week, Mt Haggin near Anaconda:

View from Mt Haggin looking west:

This week, a "twofer," with East Goat Peak:

And its nearby, taller partner (connected by Saddle Mountain), West Goat Peak:

View from W Goat:


The Montana high country: it might not be heaven, but you can see it from there...

28 comments:

Mike said...

Stunning views. I dream of being there!

Photo Cache said...

Fabulous sights. I wish I was there too.

fourwindsphotojournal said...

I figured out what peakbagging was before I read it! Of course I already knew you hiked.

Sure can see why you love there.

Kilauea Poetry said...

All wonderful shots..enjoyed this- cheers-

Carol said...

Breathtaking views!! So beautiful where you live. I am surprised to see snow. I took a train to Whitefish, Montana years ago and I loved it there.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

ER: I think it might be heaven or close to it. No wonder they call it big sky country.

J Bar said...

Amazing scenery.
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secret agent woman said...

Very beautiful. I love the wide range of stunning natural beauty in this country.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Nice skywatch shots. Great view.

Gaelyn said...

You sure can get close to the sky climbing mountains. Great captures.

mountain.mama said...

Now those are some REAL mountains! Your knees must still be in good shape. Love the blue skies of Montana.

B SQUARED said...

I believe I can see heaven.

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

Amazing views! I am jealous! Montana has the most beautiful views I have ever seen. Happy Friday! :)

Regina said...

Beautiful Montana.
Great shots!

Lily Hydrangea said...

gorgeous sky and scenery. really beautiful!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Looks like heaven to me, ER... I love climbing to the top of mountains and then taking note of the view. WOW--you have some gorgeous scenery there. Fabulous photos!!!
Betsy

Tammie Lee said...

well sir, I am thinking that is a mighty fine place for a soul to live!

Arija said...

I think my soul is scattered amongst all the mountains of the world. Yours in Montana are so very beautiful.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Hi Ecorover
Greetings from Coimbatore,India. This is my first visit.The pics of the mountains were stunning, awesome, magnificent.....Thanks for sharing. Really enjoyed this.You are welcome to my blog. Have a great day. Regards
Ram

Janie said...

Beautiful views of your Montana high country. If it's not heaven, it's close enough.
Thanks for the Hound's Tongue tip. After checking out photos, I'm convinced you've nailed it.

Maria said...

Always a treat to visit your site... beautiful sky and mountains...
All the best to you ~Maria

Quiet Paths said...

Fantastic views; I totally understand what you mean about your soul's home.

troutbirder said...

A good place to rest ones soul indeed... flyrod in hand though, no doubt.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Wow these are some amazing views !! I simply loved the great shots !! Thanks for sharing such a beauty..Nice shot !!Unseen Rajasthan

The Crow said...

Looks like heaven on earth to me! Love the photos, the beauty of the mountains.

Bhavesh Chhatbar said...

This place is soooo beautiful!

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Anonymous said...

Great post!!! We've visited and backpacked Pintler Wilderness trails and want to do this one too. How hard is the climb? We've troed some other scrambles but the Pintler peaks can be bad.

Kristine Shreve said...

Oh, those are some beautiful, beautiful peaks. I'm a bit jealous. We have marvelous water here, but not so much when it comes to mountains.