Dear Montana…

Last week you were good to me. Oh so good. If I didn’t know better, I’d say you were trying to woo me.

I spent a solid amount of the week exploring and experiencing some of what you offer during winter. I’ve heard rumors of your winters scaring people, but not me. I know you’re just a big softy.

My explorations had me bunking in a yurt, backcountry skiing, snowmobiling near Olney (with races across Upper Whitefish Lake – it was frozen, I checked), dining on a delicious meal topped off by creme brule in Kalispell and spending ALL DAY (which was awesome!) snowmobiling in the Swan Mountains.

Snowmobiling with Ben and Jack of Rich Ranch in Seeley Lake.

Snowmobiling with Ben and Jack of Rich Ranch in Seeley Lake.

On the side, I soaked in a hot tub here, met some characters here, bought some earrings (locally crafted) here and even made a side jaunt to the Crown of the Continent.

Trixi's in Ovando. Larry Turner photo

Trixi\’s in Ovando. Larry Turner photo

Snowmobiling near Seeley Lake and Ovando. Larry Turner photo

Snowmobiling near Seeley Lake and Ovando. Larry Turner photo

Glacier National Park West Entrance

Glacier National Park West Entrance

So to you my dear state, I tip my hat to you. I’ll be back outside again soon…especially since the sun is shining!

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