Do you have places that you see, coming or going, or both...that you think to yourself: "I want to go to that spot!"
"The Knoll" is one of those, for me. Always a familiar part of the not-so-distant horizon.
Yesterday, my son Nash, his dog, Tug and I went to that spot.
In the interest of full disclosure right from the start, this is a looong hike, with many pictures...come along if you like :)
|Tug, at large! |
(our grocery store is beyond those distant mountains!)
|we followed a 2-track most of the way|
|I can't explain this one...I just liked it...looking straight up the hill, the brilliance of the day :)|
|fresh elk tracks! maybe we will see some!|
|the final approach!|
|do you want to see what is on the other side?|
|a little cloud cover as we approached the crest of The Knoll!|
|I am inexplicably thrilled to be here today!!!|
|making our way along the ridge/crest|
|taking in the view, looking for those elk!|
|looking back the way we came|
|me, with a cool rock/tree behind me :)|
|Tug, checking for varmints!|
|there are those elk! do you see them? (on the white ridge in the middle ground!)|
|this is a region called The Breaks of the Missouri/Musselshell Rivers, in Central Montana|
|time to head back|
|Nash: ".... just a little farther Mom"|
(can you spot the subject of my new header photo, on the right?)
|a whole 'nother world of cool rock formations!|
|I almost expected to see the Flintstones right here ;)|
|okay, now we're headed back|
|4 legs would come in awfully handy for the return uphill trip!|
|one more cool rock|
|ahhh, the Jeep!|
Thanks so much for joining us! Wasn't that fun?
|looking back, from the county road on the way home...|