This post is a part of a series on a trip to Montana, written by Caroline Johnson.
The following are a few things about Montana, the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen.
- Your eyes will never be big enough.
- You can see glaciers and wildfires at the same time.
- There’s at least one slot machine in every bar and gas station.
- Your pictures will never suffice.
- It’s called “Big Sky Country” for a reason.
- If you don’t smell a skunk on the road, you’re not doing it right.
- Christmas trees grow naturally and smell way better than the ones in tree farms.
- There are letters on the mountainsides that indicate what town is nearby.
- The mountains are larger than life.
- There are log cabins everywhere.
- Alpine lakes aren’t as cold as you’d think, at least not during the summer.
- You don’t have to pay before you pump.
- The wildlife is fearless.
- If a local refers to something as nearby, it’s probably over an hour away.
- Chipmunks are the squirrels of the West.
- You’ll want to bring a paper map, cell signal is pretty shaky.
- You will never see anything this breathtakingly beautiful anywhere else.
- It absolutely sucks to say goodbye.