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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Gates of the Mountains

This past summer my husband and I finally got the chance to take the river tour of Gates of the Mountains. I've been meaning to this for about two years, and it was well worth the wait. The tour winds through a canyon and the views are magnificent. That doesn't even touch upon the different kinds of wildlife that grace the area. We saw many different types of birds and some deer. If you're lucky, there will be mountain goats out and about. There are a couple of campsites along the way where they will drop you off and pick you up later. We didn't take them up on that, but we did get a quick 15 minute break at one of the sites which yielded some wonderful shots I'll share later.

This post mainly focuses on the view at the start of the tour, a mule deer we saw and the site where the Mann Gulch Fire took place. The last photo is a perpetual gravel slide that continues to bury one of the campsites. It is currently closed as it is unusable. The picnic tables are completely buried under the gravel.

I highly recommend this tour if there are plans to visit Montana in your near future.

Scenic View at the Start of the Tour

Mule Deer

Mann Gulch Fire Site

Gravel Slide From Mann Gulch Fire
Picnic Tables are Buried Under the Gravel

2 comments:

Country Side Photography said...

I love the mountain scenery! Great shots.

VM Sehy Photography said...

Country Side Photography - Thank you for the kind comment. It truly is a beautiful area. I'd like to have the time to stay at one of the campsites for awhile and do more exploring.