Mission Valley Montana Spring Photography Tour and Workshop

May 11-15, 2023
Lake Dauterive Cypress Trees in Sunlit Fog - photo by Chuck Haney

Mission Valley Montana Photo Tour Gallery

Mission Valley –Montana Spring Photography Tour and Workshop

Dates: May 11-15, 2023

Price:  $1400.00  Workshop price is for instruction and a boat tour to Wild Horse Island only. Transportation, lodging, and meals are students’ responsibilities. We will carpool. Limited to 8 students. 

Lodging:

Red Lion Inn Polson, Montana 406-466-5900 

If flying, the closest airport with Kalispell, Montana.

There will be some hiking involved when visiting Wild Horse Island (less than 2 miles in total)

Itinerary:

Thursday, May 11 6 pm meet and greet at the Red Lion Inn in Polson. Please bring some examples of your previous photo work to share with the group.

Friday, May 12- explore scenic Flathead Lake. Cherry orchards should be in full bloom. PM- boat tour to Wild Horse Island State Park

Saturday, May 13– explore the Mission Valley. Old barns, Flathead River. 

Sunday, May 14- National Bison Range

Monday, May 15  Ninepipes WMA birding and scenics.  The workshop tour ends after the morning field session

Location:

This is another special region that makes Montana so wonderful and we will take advantage of one of the best months of the year to photograph here. Cherry tree orchards should be in blossom along Flathead Lake. We will charter a boat to take us out to Wild Horse Island State Park with its outstanding spring wildflowers and wildlife including mule deer, bighorn sheep, and of course, wild horses. Dramatic relief of the Mission Mountains towers over a valley full of wetlands ponds in the Ninepipe Wildlife Management Area. The wetlands are not only a great place for bird photography but make for great spots to capture reflections on calm days. There are several great vistas along the Flathead River that reveal the spectacular snow-capped Mission Mountains backdrop. We will visit the National Bison Range where there is plenty of birds and wildlife to keep any photographer happy. The scenic vistas aren’t bad either, especially in the evening. The famed Red Sleep Drive will just be opening up for the season. The arrowleaf balsamroot wildflowers are outstanding in May. 

Since this area is close to my home, I know the terrain very well, I have not offered this class in a few years, so I am more than happy to return and share my local knowledge with my fellow photographers.

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Whitefish, MT 59937

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