The beauty of Big Sky Country, the Treasure State, the Last Best Place, and all those other grandiose phrases used to CORRECTLY describe the finest state in the United States of America. FYEAH. Companion to Represent the 406. Hey - Submit Your Content!
I always love going to the park in the late winter/early spring because there are fewer people and the scenery is so much different than any time of year. Unfortunately, most of the park is still closed off - so I only get to take photos around Lake McDonald and the lodge.
Even more proof for why I love Montana (as if I really needed any more).
(NASA via Wired Science) Most Beautiful National Parks Seen From Space
Glacier National Park
Location: Montana Size: 1,583 square miles
There were likely around 150 glaciers in the park when it was established a century ago. Today there are 37, and just 25 that are big enough (greater than 25 acres) to be designated active glaciers. Some scientists estimate all of them will disappear by 2030, and others predict this will happen even earlier if current climate trends persist.
The Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument covers about 375,000 acres of BLM-administered public land in central Montana. These lands hold a spectacular array of plant life, wildlife, unique geological features, endless recreational opportunities and significant historical and cultural values. The rugged landscape has retained much of its unspoiled character over the centuries and, as a result, offers outstanding opportunities for solitude and dispersed recreation.