Magpie Gulch
15" x 20"

Magpie Creek flows into Canyon Ferry Lake near Helena, Montana. Upper Magpie Gulch extends into the back country of the Big Belt Mountains. Just below the mouth of the canyon (behind the easel) is the cabin of artist friends Martin and Susy Holt where I frequently park my trailer.

In 1999 the area was devastated by the Cave Gulch Fire, which spared the cabin and selected trees. Susy has made a ten year project of documenting the recovery of the area in paintings and a photo series called Burnt Gulch Revelations. Use this link to see her work.