Friday, October 9, 2009

Skalkaho ...

One of the more obscure numbered roads in Montana is State Highway 38, which heads east from the Hamilton area over Skalkaho Pass to the Flint Creek Valley near Philipsburg. The term "highway" is actually a pretty serious misnomer for the central third of the route, which is a narrow and unpaved Forest Service road through some really lovely mountain country. The western approach to the pass is long and fairly precipitous, and about two-thirds of the way up you round a narrow corner and find yourself face to face with one of the landmarks of the journey: Skalkaho Falls.

Here's a shot I took of the falls back in the summer of 2008:

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