In the spring, the male deer and elk drop their antlers. Then they grow new ones in the spring. It is fun to hike the hills where they have been and try to find them. I love the smell of the sagebrush hills; not fully awake yet. There are signs of spring and contrasts such as bright green, velvety moss peeking through a blanket of melting snow and twisted sagebrush.
I drove a four-wheeler and hiked up to a cabin in the woods right on the Continental Divide between Montana and Idaho. There is an old abandon goldmine and old cabins up there. People keep the cabin stocked with provisions of sorts. It's really a place forgotten in time.
Montana is known as Big Sky Country. But my ranch in Idaho sits next to the Continental Divide with Montana on the other side. So we get a lot of Big Skies too. The sunsets quickly change from golden to fire before setting on the mountain horizon. When it rains, sometimes one can see double or triple rainbows.