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I didn't upload this after I took it, as I found it to be too pedestrian. Still, maybe someone will like it.

Taken in Montana, of course.
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July-Ann-V Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful view!
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annamarcella24 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This shot brings back memories for me- My favorite park in the world! You've captured the visitors center view perfectly- Great shot! What time of year was this?
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Halcyon1990 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I like you when you say that! It is definitely the most mesmeric park in the world. I take guests to the pass to see Hidden Lake, especially when they're short on time. This was shot in August of last year, but my camera was dying at the time. Sadly, the lighting after this became an astounding strawberry peach, and my shutter refused to work. :( Same thing happened on the hardest hike I've ever done (12 miles and 5000' elevation gain in 5 hours round trip) in mid-October, with transient snow storms, at over 9000'.

Sickening to miss out on pictures like that, but at least I witnessed the beauty.

Thanks for the comment—it made me happy.
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annamarcella24 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That would be so frustrating, but thats when I take a mental snapshot and save it for myself! Sometimes I like it when I don't have my camera because I can focus on the beauty of the surroundings rather than getting the perfect shot- It forces you to just be and enjoy. Though- in the back of my mind I'm always swearing that I don't have my camera! :)
What hike was the one with 5000' elevation gain? Was it at Glacier?
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Halcyon1990 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That's a very good point! It's nice to be able to enjoy without the urge to get behind the viewfinder, and I still recall how everything looked quite well. It would have been nice to have something to share with friends (the only reason I'm on DA, as I'm not artist), but I'll just have it for me! :)

The hike took place from the valley floor and up through the mountains to the true Lolo Peak, overlooking the Missoula and Bitterroot Valleys. Around 46.654538,-114.24943! Quite nice when the lower larches are turning colors and the upper ones are barren, giving spectacular views of all surrounding lands.

Although you'll never get the chance, I guess, I've hiked many of the trails in the less known ranges, like the Cabinet Mountains, Bitterroots, and Sapphires, all in Montana. The Cabinet mountains north of Thompson Falls, MT, are especially beautiful.

I'm hoping to focus on the Wind River Range in Wyoming this summer! : )
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RosieMarie12 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very green indeed
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Halcyon1990 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
A nice little place for a walk, I do say!
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RosieMarie12 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i do say too!
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lafemmefatal143 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Student Photographer
Really pretty!
Where is this????
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Halcyon1990 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Above the visitor's center in Glacier National Park. Walk up the scree pile on the right and you'll be sheltered in the snow fields under the mountain peak. The snow never fully disappears. Great for a first hike in GNP!
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lafemmefatal143 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Student Photographer
Ah, yeah, I've still got to go there. It's so big that we want to be able to take our time, and the opportunity hasn't come up yet.
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Halcyon1990 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Y'all will love it! Definitely best if you have a few days to do some of the popular hikes and such, and, given that the entrance fee is $25, spending a few hours in it would probably be a waste. It's great to stock up and do some hiking and maybe stay in the Granite Park Chalet, if that's what you like. Later in the season there are fewer people, but sometimes I'm not sure that the storms in the higher reaches are worth it.
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LBananaPancakes Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool !
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Halcyon1990 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I don't like Banana Pancakes that much, and I've never heard the song, but I very much adore your comment. : D
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LBananaPancakes Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
lol Thanks a lot :love:
By the way, I never ate a pancake with banana flavour... ;)
But you can found the song here : [link]
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Halcyon1990 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, now I'm going to be addicted to that song, dang it. Thanks for sharing that link, ma'am!
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LBananaPancakes Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh :D I addicted you with my song :XD: I'm so glad ! lol
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Jin-fan-gurl66061 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
simply amazing!
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Halcyon1990 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're from Canada! You should be used to it...unless you're from...Eastern Canada. : P
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Jin-fan-gurl66061 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
i am from Canada yes :D but im i little too young to explore on my own, but i see mountains from a distance :shrug:
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Halcyon1990 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Well there you go. One day, like a hobbit become adventuresome, you'll be out exploring your Misty Mountains. : P
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Syra-Syra Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this and couldn't help but comment, its beautiful!
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Halcyon1990 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, Syra! I hope that you'll be able to visit Montana some day. We have a ton of horses. : P
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Syra-Syra Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh really? Maybe when I become an equine vet that'd be the place to go hehehe :D
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Halcyon1990 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I bet so. There's an equine medicine facility near Bozeman, MT, and Billings has a university with an equine program. Darn scary horses! : P
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Syra-Syra Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh really? :D Thats cool! International fees at Unis are so expensive though! :dead: But I'm not sure if they offer Equine Vet in NZ o.O There is only one place in NZ that you can actually get your veterinary degree! So maybe I'd have to get my basic vet deg. Then move overseas and specialize in horses :D
XD Horses are only scary if you let them be ;P
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Halcyon1990 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Horses are man eaters! I have a friend going to vet school in Colorado right now. She was going to go into human medicine, but she didn't like having patients that spoke. She loves working with animals, though!
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Syra-Syra Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:XD: Noo man is horse eaters!
Oh thats cool :D Yeah, I see the reasoning behind that. :XD:
Yeah, good on her! :D
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Aeli458 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
What's not to like about this?? This is beautiful!! Makes me wanna come to Montana one day just to see the scenery.
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Halcyon1990 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Or you could just go to BC. : D
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Aeli458 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
I've seen BC many times, I wanna see new places ^_^
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Halcyon1990 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:highfive:

Awesome, then, and you can't go wrong with Montana, unless you go to the eastern half. : D
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Aeli458 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Sounds good to me!! :D What's up with the eastern half??
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Halcyon1990 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
It's all so bloody flat!
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Aeli458 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Hahaha!! I see. Kinda Like Alberta ^_^
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