Maude S Trail Butte, MT

11:46 a.m. on October 8, 2012 (EDT)
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Occasionally I have to travel to Butte for work.  When this happens I try to do something after work to make the trip somewhat interesting.

So I contacted my TS friend Cleric for some local beta on an after work hike.

He recommended Maude S Canyon, just outside town:


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A couple miles of uphill led me to a great view of the valley


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From the vista I disregarded the advice of another friendly hiker and went back down a trail (mouse path) less taken and was rewarded by:

A mule deer doe, you may need to zoom to see her.
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Her white rump stands out

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And maybe her brother or boyfriend.  Archery season is open here.  Good luck seeing him.
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A portal to Hell?  Large badger den?  Or just a reminder of the mining/exploitation history of the area. 
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Again thanks to Cleric for the info, it made a week away from home more bearable. 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff

12:39 p.m. on October 8, 2012 (EDT)
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My pleasure Jeff! Any time I can help, let me know.

2:03 p.m. on October 10, 2012 (EDT)
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Neat pics Jeff....surely that isn't a mining tunnel access?

The ones around here are usually cut into a hillside like a cave entrance.

3:06 p.m. on October 10, 2012 (EDT)
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I think its an old one.  It was just a guess.  I really have no idea.  I'm leaning toward the Portal to Hell explanation. 

 

Jeff

8:49 p.m. on October 10, 2012 (EDT)
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Seems like the most logical answer!

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