Summertime Montana

Photo above taken late morningn of June 4, 2001 at
home on the Double Arrow Ranch

June 7, 2001
Seeley Swan Pathfinder
Seeley Lake, Montana

An unusual (even for Montana) weather system dropped anywhere from 5 inches in the valley to a foot and more of snow just above the valley floor Sunday evening and early Monday morning. The "wet" snow weighed in heavily as it stuck to tree branches and needles and scores of trees toppled from the unexpected burdenmany toppling into power lines resulting in one of the worst power outages in several years. Power was restored in the downtown area late Monday and other areas Tuesday. Homes in the upper elevations of the Double Arrow Ranch, where this photo was taken after nearly a foot of snow had melted down or been knocked off the decking, are still without power and may be yet for a couple more days as workers deal with a host of broken power lines or trees hanging in power lines.