You won’t see me on the cold spring river water until the air temperature hits a least a comfortable 25 C, or for the metrically challenged in the mid-seventies! Today was just such a day and for a bonus there was a fine wolf print in the mud by the slough when I got back home to the hostel!
If you don’t mind to hike a few patches of snow, which probably will be gone shortly, Kintla Lake makes a beautiful bike ride this time of the year. You can drive half way up if you prefer not to ride all the way from Polebridge, but that’s missing half the fun!
Camas Road has opened and other park roads are drying out. Big Prairie is dry half way up to Kintla Lake and full of elk and deer. It might open the 7 miles towards Kintla Lake by Monday Bowman Lake road is dry halfway up then snow covered also.
Here are some views from Demers Ridge: First along the ridge to the south you can make out Huckleberry lookout; the north towards Winona Ridge and the upper north fork; in the third photo you can make out Rainbow and the north fork road and Demers trail head down below; then we are looking north […]
It was one of those days, way out of reach of the camera’s eye but well within reach of the binocular: I spent over an hour watching the instigators of this poor little deer’s demise; I watched the four where they were way down the middle of the frozen lake, napping and dozing, rolling in the snow and […]
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Here is Oliver on a great outing to Cyclone Lookout, just a little south of Polebridge. Great views reveal the frozen Bowman Lake with little sleepy Polebridge in the Foreground. The view towards the south shows the lower part of the North Fork Valley and some more of the Glacier Peaks, all capped by the […]
Photo Brenda Ahearn/The Daily Inter Lake By JIM MANN/The Daily Inter Lake Through most of the long winter, the North Fork Flathead River drainage is a quiet snow-covered landscape of solitude for those who live there. But for just one week, it is stirred to life. The tiny townsite of Polebridge transforms as smoke […]