Day 122

A peaceful road

July 26th, 2010

I'm so glad to be off the highway for a few days!


  1. John in MI says:

    Peaceful looking indeed.

  2. Don in Tennessee says:


    What a perfectly framed photo with the 2 large (healthy looking) pines! Is that an owl or bat house on the left side of the tree on the left?

    I really do not give a hoot but it is driving me batty to find out!

    This looks so tranquil, peaceful and serene.

  3. Jim in AR via MN says:

    HE SCORES!!!…between the uprights…what a move, what a…an a…an…good picture…mind is going too…it is a good picture though…so it scores in that account…I’m done…

    • Jeff says:

      The cart is pushing itself down the road…unbelievable. It is like a half a mile ahead of Matt. It has a brain of it’s own now.
      it is almost wide to the right

  4. Jeff says:

    We are glad you are off the highway too….We dont want our Matt to go splatt. Now get out the spray..cause there may be dem bears in that there woods.

  5. Karen Too says:

    This one looks like a painting. Beautiful.

    It must indeed be a relief to be walkin’ on dirt, versus tarmac, etc., and away from any traffic noise.

  6. Jon for PA says:

    And it’s good for 3. The winner is Matt. Hello Matt I have been traveling with you for quite awhile but this is the first time I have commented. It has been great watching your travels and I check in daily to see the pics. It is wonderful to see someone do something just for themself with no hidden agenda. Well safe travels!

  7. MN Kirsten says:

    Hopefully there are some people that come out to say “hi”…

  8. Candice In Alabama says:

    Matt, I’m loving those 2 tall trees! I see you found some road where you CAN SEE the path in front of you. Stay safe – watch our for bears and other dangerous critters. Thanks again for sharing your journey!

    • Candice In Alabama says:

      P.S. I like how the shadow intersects the road, and what are those puple flowers in the lower right hand corner? Close-up please!

      • Candice In Alabama says:

        P.S. Well, a coule of those flowers look to be purple – at least on the Flickr Original image.

  9. Candice In Alabama says:

    darn, coule = couple

  10. I like how they’ve cut the trees to keep road access open without actually cutting the trees down. Wish some people would do that with some of their trees around here. This is a cool shot though. Looks like you walked a ways back to get your cart in the shot with the trees. Neat perspective.

  11. April from CA says:

    This is one of those photos that I wish I could just jump right into and be a part of it, then release a sigh of peace and contentment… until a bear shows up. :)

  12. katzien in austin says:

    Don’t you know people use those twin pines as directional markers? “Ya go down aways till ya see dem twin pines eh, ……”

  13. Dennis in So Cal says:

    I hope you have some rope so you can tree your food supply.

    • Gigi says:

      Some rope could also be used to tie a hammock between the trees. I’m sure the view would be awesome.

  14. Andrew in VT says:

    Looks a lot like the east side of the Adirondack High Peaks. I can imagine the sound and the smell. What a gorgeous place to walk! Take your time and enjoy it, Matt.

  15. Kheavner says:

    Sentinels standing guard for all who travel down the road less taken! Enjoying all the wonderful photos you capture and share, thank you Matt for taking all of us along! Stay safe!

  16. Dan says:

    What a wonderful gateway leading you toward Seeley and Swan Lake into the Flathead Country!

    • MN Roxanne says:

      That was my thought… they’re gate keepers…. standing so proud!

      • Stephen says:

        They look like nature’s official welcoming committee. I think their non-verbal message is clear: “Through this pine portal travel the nicest people you may never meet again.” Nice to see this pair of twins have been growing straight and tall beside each other for many years. Probably seedlings from the same ‘mother’.

  17. Saun in Ohio says:

    Matt do you have your bells on? So the bears hear you coming and runaway. Be safe :)

  18. Kevin from NC says:

    What a gateway!

  19. Tyler from Massachusetts says:

    What a great shot. I love the lay of the land out there. America really is all about the kind people and the amazing landscapes. Both of which are clearly found in abundance. You’re doing a great thing here.

  20. Yeosaph Ferguson says:

    Them gatekeepres look kinda lonely to me. And them purple flowers are thistle – not a plant you want in your pasture!

  21. I already cant wait for tomorows pictures to be uploaded….I hope you meet some more amazing people on the way….i had a question about how u apload but i fugured you upload straight from your phone…should of took a video camera so you can take more videos..anyways Take Care Matt….be careful them grizzleys are on the prowl up that way

  22. hks says:

    This picture is so humbling. It looks like an ant cart compared to the trees.

  23. Thomas says:

    No wonder you’re making such good progress … you stop to take a picture and your cart just keeps going.

  24. colleen says:

    Oh great photo! Wow, what a place to be in July!!!

  25. Local Montana Boy says:

    This is on the Woodworth/ Cottonwood Lakes road which travels a nice broad high valley that gets as much as 4or 5 feet of snow through the winter.

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