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The First 15 Miles of a Journey in Montana

During the last couple of days and nights, we’ve received the first noticeable snowfall of the year. Yesterday, November 8, 2018, we made an 80-mile trip from home to the town of Polson, Montana, to do a little shopping. Since everything looks far different when there is now on the ground, I took quite a few pictures to share, during the trip to Polson.

The following are just the pictures from the first 15 miles of the journey. This is the same route my daughter makes every day when she goes to work at St. Luke’s Hospital in Ronan, Montana. Ronan is about 15-20 miles from Polson. 

Unlike most of the pictures I’ve shared of this area, there aren’t any pictures of the mountain tops because they are shrouded in low snow clouds. In fact, during part of the trip, we were actually traveling through the clouds, which reached the ground in places. Snow clouds at ground level amount to ice fog, but it is a totally different experience as compared to making the same trip during the spring or summer.

Still, there is a different sort of awesome beauty when there is snow on the landscape and these are views that visitors to Montana rarely see unless they make the trip in the winter months. You have the advantage of seeing all of this without making a trip in the snow and cold.

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Written by Rex Trulove

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