This post is a part of a series on a trip to Montana, written by Caroline Johnson.

The following are a few things aboutĀ 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.

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  • There’s at least one slot machine in every bar and gas station.
  • Your pictures will never suffice.

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  • It’s called “Big Sky Country” for a reason.

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  • 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.

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  • There are letters on the mountainsides that indicate what town is nearby.
  • The mountains are larger than life.

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  • There are log cabins everywhere.
  • Alpine lakes aren’t as cold as you’d think, at least not during the summer.

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  • You don’t have to pay before you pump.
  • The wildlife isĀ fearless.

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  • If a local refers to something as nearby, it’s probably over an hour away.
  • Chipmunks are the squirrels of the West.

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  • You’ll want to bring a paper map, cell signal is pretty shaky.
  • You will never see anything this breathtakingly beautiful anywhere else.

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  • It absolutely sucks to say goodbye.

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