State Route 78

Montana State Route 78

The Shot

This image taken along Montana State Route 78 was shot with a Nikon D300 with a Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-105mm 1:35-5.6G ED lens at f5.0 and a shutter speed set at 1/500. ISO: 400. The shot was made while driving west and heading into rain and thunderstorms.

The Spot

State Route 78 in South Central Montana is a pleasant drive through farm and ranch land between the towns of Red Lodge and Columbus. The mountains in the distance are the northern edge of the Beartooth Mountains. I had just spent two days based in Red Lodge to explore the Beartooth Highway and a couple of trail heads, access points and northern entry points into the Beartooth Wilderness areas.