Saturday, August 6, 2011

promised pics

Just some from the Montana leg of the trip, a rest stop under a hill, with a terrific view from the top. I climbed it because I needed a stretch after a few hours driving. Forgot to photograph or note the informative sign naming which rest stop it was, sigh.
Took a fair number of photos, but I don't want to strain my available upload time.

One side of the rock formation at the top. I do love the geology in Montana. We did North Dakota in the dark, so I don't have any clever observations to make about it.

I took a few more photos of the plants as I walked back down. I don't know the names of any, so I should try to bring a wild plants book and a bird book the next time I make this trip.

And while I forgot to photograph the actual place sign, I couldn't resist this one. If you're wondering, no, I didn't see any snakes of any sort as I walked up the narrow asphalt trail to the top of the hill. Would I have stood about like a nitwit and attempted to photograph a rattlesnake if I saw one? Hm. Hope not.

If I can make this all work again (or rather, if my wonderful husband can make it work, since this is done on his laptop) I'll post some Pennsic War photos next time.


Terri-Lynne said...

Montana has ever been one of those places I've wanted to visit. All that SKY! Just seems so wild.

batgirl said...

It really is amazing scenery. I'll try to post some more pics. And it's huge! You just keep driving and driving through it.
Try to avoid the times that it's on fire, though. Those are interesting, but the smoke made me sick.

Terri-Lynne said...

Oh, yikes! I imagine that must be kind scary.

Sharon Needles said...

Rattlesnakes don't like sidewalks?

batgirl said...

They're like the bears in London streets, in the A A Milne poem. They only attack those who break the rules.