Montana, Big Sky Country they call it. I would add “Big Mountains, Big Rivers, Big Lakes, Big Waterfalls, and Big Snow” to the list. As I said of South Dakota, the winters would not be for me but I could happily roam about this state during the summers. Pictures and movies absolutely do not do this state justice. We spent three nights base-camped at Bowman Lake in Glacier National Park. If you ever get the chance to go to Glacier National Park, GO, it’s absolutely amazing! We hiked the Numa Ridge Lookout Trail which originates at the lake. 7100′ final altitude, 2936′ of gain in 5.9 miles. The view from the top. The trail starts at the far end of the lake midpoint on the shore. The “Road to the Sun” had just opened July 3rd, and they still had to plow snow to open it!
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