Thanks for visiting my SmugMug Photo site. Please leave comments! You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit my website at www.aMontanaView.com and Facebook aMontanaView on Facebook About me: I live south of Missoula, Montana on the west side of the Bitterroot valley. Many of my photos are taken here in western Montana, but also around the world. I love being outdoors. I hike, bike, fish, hunt, ski and ALWAYS take photos. As much time as I spend outdoors, one needs to eat. You might see photos of food on these treks as I explore the sights, flora and fauna. I use a Canon 7D and 5D Mark III (with a few lenses and tripods) and shoot in RAW. I process my photos into JPG with Adobe Lightroom with as few adjustments as possible.
Kootenai Fire on Sept 19, 2009
Lightning caused fire began on July 12 in very rocky, steep, dangerous terrain - basically an avalanche shoot - about two miles into the wilderness. It had been monitored and some helicopter water bucket load dropped on the edges nearing more fuel. This weekend the wind came up A LOT, it grew from over 2000 acres to over 4000 acres quickly and started spot fires on ridges both north and south of it. I personally think it did a lot good reducing fuels, but now it is nearing private property so they are more aggressively working at putting it out. To read more about it see InciWeb Fire Information for the Kootenai Fire.Read More