Libby, MT High 66 Low 47
Not far from Libby are the Ross Creek Cedars which is a grove of western red cedars. Many of the trees still growing in the grove were here before Columbus set sail for the new world.
Some of these trees grow up to 12 feet in diameter and 175 feet in height. There is some question as to how old the trees are but they are at least 500 years old and some may be 800 years old.
The four mile road up to the grove is pretty much one lane so I was sure glad we didn’t meet anybody going up or down. Saw some beautiful fall colors along the way.
There is a mile long trail through the cedars with a few benches along the way. This grove is like a rain forest and even though the pictures look sunny, the sunshine did not reach the ground and it was cold (at least for me).
We got off the main trail a couple of times but eventually found our way back and continued on. These trees are amazing and I had never heard about them til I started researching the Libby area.
We were the only people on the trail and it was quiet and peaceful. Heard birds chirping but couldn’t ever find them in the trees. Three people were starting on the trail as we reached the end.
I know I’m short, but wow.
A view of the mountains coming down out of the cedars.