2019 | Richard Carstensen | 5-minute slideshow

Going back clearwater (Montana Creek)

In late May, 2019, Discovery naturalist Steve Merli and I explored the middle reaches of Kaxdigoowu Héen, going back clearwater, sometimes called Montana Creek (though nobody knows why). We were scouting for a teachers’ seminar focusing on the watershed. We began at the confluence with the complex and highly active floodplain of McGinnis Creek, and finished at old Montana Bill’s place, where Kax crosses under Back Loop Road.

This 5-minute slideshow is sprinkled with aerial video and LiDAR-based hillshade views that have vastly enhanced our understanding of the rich, Kaxdigoowu Héen. For a longer program on the watershed, see the talk I gave with John Hudson this past winter.