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Old 09-29-2017, 12:42 PM
 
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Only in the pretty places. Go to eastern Montana and you won't see nearly as much of this.
Contrary to commonly held opinion, there are pretty places East of Billings.
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Old 09-29-2017, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Contrary to commonly held opinion, there are pretty places East of Billings.
Speaking therewhich, does anyone know where this is?

http://template.mt.gov/resources/tem...ckground54.jpg
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Old 09-29-2017, 05:45 PM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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Speaking therewhich, does anyone know where this is?

http://template.mt.gov/resources/tem...ckground54.jpg
Missouri Breaks.

From the hoo-doos it looks like it was close to the old Eye of the Needle some thugs destroyed not too many years ago.
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Old 09-29-2017, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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Missouri Breaks.

From the hoo-doos it looks like it was close to the old Eye of the Needle some thugs destroyed not too many years ago.
Seems to be some debate about that. Either way, damn shame it's gone.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_of..._%28Montana%29

Add one more to the many natural wonders I missed seeing as a kid in Great Falls!

I love that photo -- use it as the desktop on one of my PCs.

Here's another fantastic photo... (I use this one on my laptop.)
http://template.mt.gov/resources/tem...ckground49.jpg
Know where this is?
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Old 09-30-2017, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Where the mountains touch the sky
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That looks a lot like some of the area near Wall Rock, Northeast of Roundup. Good antelope hunting out there.

When I first looked at that picture, I thought it looked like the area around Terry, but too rolling as Terry has the same kind of hills, but the ground is flatter.
I will say those are both spring green-up photos, that area turns pretty brown by the end of June.

Very special country, but it takes special people to live there and appreciate it as it can be really harsh too.
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:12 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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Really all you need is to get 10-20 miles away from places (in Western Montana) like Aspenfish (Whitefish) or Kalispell and certainly stay away from Mizoo to avoid the latte sipping Prius driving crowd...
This is true as well. You don't have to get far out of Missoula to get into some very red territory. Most of the small towns except Whitefish and to a lesser extent Livingston and even lesser extent Polson, also don't have this crowd. Montana really hasn't been as overrun as the sky is falling crowd would like to believe.
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Old 09-30-2017, 01:13 AM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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That looks a lot like some of the area near Wall Rock, Northeast of Roundup. Good antelope hunting out there.

When I first looked at that picture, I thought it looked like the area around Terry, but too rolling as Terry has the same kind of hills, but the ground is flatter.
I will say those are both spring green-up photos, that area turns pretty brown by the end of June.

Very special country, but it takes special people to live there and appreciate it as it can be really harsh too.
Was thinking it had to be over toward the Badlands!

Yeah, to the old desert rat's eye, that spring-green is a mite startling. But it'll look more natural by and by.
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Old 09-30-2017, 07:39 AM
 
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Grew up in Great Falls, lived around Bozeman, moved to SoCal and wound up in the desert outside of Lancaster... now back in MT, near Billings. Funny thing, the weather here is overall milder than it was in the high desert. Yeah, it gets colder, and there's WAY more snow, but somehow the cold seems less unpleasant. Could do with a little more sunshine, but hey.

And if the cold really bothers you, get a thyroid workup. Being even a little low can turn "cold" into "bites hard".
I hear you on the type of cold . . . my dad always said he was colder when he lived here in the Grass Valley area than he ever was in Montana. Years ago I was showing one of my horses at a Quarter Horse show in Lancaster and I had an evening competition - on Thanksgiving weekend. It had snowed and the wind was blowing. THAT was one of the coldest experiences of my life.

Ah yes, thyroid. I do have a thyroid problem but it's been treated for the last thirty-five years. My bigger issue is vascular. I think I could make it work as long as I'm not outside for extended periods in sub-40 degrees - that's my tipping point. I no longer have livestock so wouldn't be outdoors for hours and hours tending to them. I think I could make it work with my current lifestyle. One step at a time.

Thanks for your thoughts and encouragement!
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Old 09-30-2017, 05:35 PM
 
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Speaking therewhich, does anyone know where this is?

http://template.mt.gov/resources/tem...ckground54.jpg
It looks like the hoodoos by Valier.
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Old 09-30-2017, 06:08 PM
 
Location: WY
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Throw out another possibility....looks like the terrain that 59 passes thru south of Fort Peck
going to the 200 intersection-where the rest area is between Circle and Jordan. Hard to
believe but summer of 2013, it was green like that in August. This year, fires on 200 between Winnett and Jordan.
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