With all the freezing fog the Bitterroot Valley and much of Western Montana has endured the past few days, we thought a nice photo of what you can see above the fog would be good. And what better scene than an early morning, moody photo of the iconic Bitterroot mountain - Trapper Peak. The photo, taken at sunrise January 9th, reminds us of why we love this place - with its beauty and changing moods in any season.

By the way, this is a good time to remind photographers that the Ernst Peterson Photograph Montana contest is back. The Ravalli County Museum is accepting entries this week. Check their website for more information.

Trapper Peak between the trees. (Mike Daniels, Townsquare Media)