Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Tobacco Root Mountains

The Tobacco Root Mountains
as seen from near Norris, Montana
Photo taken May 14, 2013
Click on photo for larger view.

From Wikipedia ...

The Tobacco Root Mountains lie in the northern Rocky Mountains, between the Jefferson and Madison Rivers in southwest Montana.The highest peak is Hollowtop at 10,604 feet (3,232 m). The range contains 43 peaks rising to elevations greater than 10,000 feet (3048 m).

Much of the central part of the range is within the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, although many, mostly small patented mining claims exist within the forest boundary. The range saw significant gold mining, especially during the 1880s to 1930s.

The high peaks have been extensively glaciated, and most of the larger stream valleys held valley glaciers during the ice age.


John is visiting Montana for a few days.  We are sharing some of the views along the way.  The area is southwest Montana not far from Yellowstone National Park.

You will never

"have it all together" 

That's like trying to

eat once and for all!

----- Dr. Robert Anthony

Thank you for stopping by John's Island.


  1. Beautiful blue sky and white mountains, John. Thanks for introducing me to the Tobacco Root range. :-)

  2. LOVE those Mountains.......and what a neat quote!

  3. really pretty. love the curving road, too.

  4. Beautiful scenery. Enjoy your time in Montana.

  5. Look at all the beautiful blue and wide open sky...I have yet to see a mountain in real life.

  6. thanks, john. thankfully we are well here. the horrible tornadoes were west of here and we got hit w/ thunderstorms, wind and rain after midnight, but the worst went north of us by then. terrible.


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