Crossing Montana: Gathering Storm

Storm Clouds, Big Sky, Cute Teardrop

When crossing the Plains, you don’t have to seek out trails to go for a hike. Just pull over anywhere and start walking away from the road, towards the horizon. On my way east, I stopped along highway 200 to let the dogs run through the tall grass and watch a storm swirl above the plains. Under that big Montana sky, the only weather more photogenic than blue skies is storm clouds.

Old Fence, Long Grass

Self Portrait, Lichen Rock

Happy Bowie

Lichen Rock, Stormy Sky

Bowie Steals the Scene

Parting Shot, Raindrops Falling

A walk everyday is the second Rule of the Roadtrip. For the rest, check out my post Roadtripping Rules!

About theblondecoyote

Mary Caperton Morton is a freelance science and travel writer with degrees in biology and geology and a master’s in science writing. A regular contributor to EARTH magazine, where her favorite beat is the Travels in Geology column, she has also written for the anthologies Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 and Best Travel Writing 2011. Mary is currently based in western Colorado. When she’s not at the computer she can usually be found outside -- hiking, skiing, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at
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11 Responses to Crossing Montana: Gathering Storm

  1. Scott says:

    Reblogged this on reachingouttoothers and commented:
    A friend suggested I take a look at your blog and I must say what you are doing with travel and pictures is great.

  2. Scott says:

    A friend suggested I take a look at your blog. I must say I really like what you are doing with your travel and photographs. Your pictures are really great.

  3. Alice says:

    Ah-you captured why I love the plains–the skies–the grasses–the vastness. Most folks just go though without looking.

  4. Caroline says:

    Guess that is why it’s called Big Sky Country. Love Montana and our country.

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  6. You are the most gifted photographer, love Happy Bowie shot!

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