Took a quick trip up to the Rocky Mountain Front near Augusta the other day. The seasons are changing and winter is finally losing it’s grip on this great wilderness area…
The landscape was still barren and brown, but the snow was quickly melting and the wildlife were out in force. It seemed everywhere I turned there were mule deer checking me out and lots of bighorn sheep as well.
I originally planned to photograph Double Falls on Ford Creek but the last portion of the road was still snowed over. I poked around and tried to make the most of the morning exploring some of the area I hadn’t seen before.
Banking on the forecast I had hoped for overcast skies to photograph the falls under, but it was totally clear skies and sun.
Not good light to work in so I wrote the rest of the day off to scope out new spots for next time.
The Rocky Mountain Front is an awesome site. It butts up next to the plains and holds an ecosystem of wildlife that is very close to it’s natural state minus the Bison.
It has the largest population of Grizzlies in the US and they still roam their natural path from the mountains onto the plains. It also contains the countries largest Bighorn Sheep and second largest Elk herd.
Needless to say, it’s got a special feeling here.
If you haven’t explored much of this area you should put it on your list of things to do.
Here’s a link for the Montana’s Wilderness Association’s website that has some great info on the area.