Pilot and Index peaks in Wyoming, near Cooke City, MT. The Cooke City to East Rosebud trail comes through this area. When my two sons were each in their twenties, they made me hike this 26 mile trail with them “backwards”, from East Rosebud lake to the Cooke City side. It’s almost all uphill going that way. Thought it was going to kill me!
In the Mission Valley of Northwestern Montana. Most every painting I have ever done has trees in it, because I love trees of every kind. This young Fir is silhouetted by the glowing Mission peaks on a late summer evening.