Dusk on the Middle Fork of the Flathead River

in #photography3 years ago

Flowing circuitously throughout the northwestern part of the U.S.  state of Montana, the Flathead River is known by the First Nations Salish as “ntx̣ʷetkʷ, ntx̣ʷe”.

Originating in the Canadian Rockies to the north of Glacier National Park it flows southwest into Flathead Lake, then after  a journey of 158 miles (254 km), empties into the Clark Fork.  
(Research Source)    

In this image I lensed late in theeveing dusk while flying back to my base camp at Ryann Airfield near the Glacier National Park. This is the Middle Fork of the Flathead River as it flows serenely through the Theodore Roosevelt Pass in the John F. Stevens Canyon. 

In the distance lies Belton Hills. On the horizon, right side of the image is Loneman Lookout Mountain, which was named in either 1885 or 1902 by J. W. Schultz after he and two companions were on a winter camping trip on Nyack Creek when the temperature reached -33 degrees Fahrenheit.

In addition to the  above information found in Place Names of Glacier National Parkby Jack Holterman, he states that he is not sure who Loneman was. 

This is from my ongoing project in which I am trying to raise  awareness of the 47% of the USA and 90% of Canada that remain  unpopulated wilderness.   


This is so beautiful :)

This looks great. Nice and crisp, especially for how dark it looks like it was. And you were moving too?

Thanks, and yes I moving at about 80mph above the riverbed and shooting out of the open cockpit window as I slipped the bushplane sideways to take the shot.

Love it. I'll give you a follow.

Just spectacular! Have you tried posting some of these photos on Steepshot yet?

Thanks! No I have not...had not heard about it till you mentioned it so I will go check it out

Your welcome. Please do check it out. Give you another way for people to vote on your photos

Absolutely beautiful!!!😊😊

Thank you Zumi!!

Wow there is so much to enjoy in this photo. Rivers always make the most natural beautiful patterns. Those blues and greens are just stunning too.

This is one of my favorite places on the planet! The Flathead river is fun to raft down for days!!

That is an awesome photo. I would love to get your thoughts on my work - https://steemit.com/photography/@liquidtravel/rowers-on-ladybird-lake.

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