go through Glacier Park. If...
Favorite thing: go through Glacier Park. If you're in Browning, the entrance to East Glacier Park is right there.
Fondest memory: The quiet peaceful mountains with streams and rivers running through are enough to take away your stress from the rest of the year. The powwows are fantastic. It really is an expression of the whole culture - art, dancing, drumming, honoring respected people. Respect is the thing that you must have when atteniding a powwow. e.g. you should ask before taking pictures of individual people or dancers.
Visit Glacier National Park...
Favorite thing: Visit Glacier National Park and take Going to the Sun Highway. Be sure and keep your eyes open. You won't want to miss the breathtaking scenery or wildlife.
Fondest memory: This is not my fondest, but what I remember most about Montana and Glacier.
We arrived in St. Mary's, Montana on Monday, September 10, 2001. The motel we stayed in was small and did not have television or radio in the room. Thsi was not a problem since the view from our room was simply awesome. That night, we decided that since we had driven all the way from Monticello, Florida, to within 20 +/- miles of Canada, there was no way we could go that far and not visit Canada. We decided to go into Waterton (Canadian side of Glacier) the next morning.
We left the motel on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. Without having access to television or radio, we were unaware of what had taken place in New York. We turned the radio on in our truck and began hearing the events of the morning unfold.
It scared both of us half to death. We were so far from our home and children. It would be a good 4-5 day drive back home. Trying not to panic, we continued our trek north on US 89. We decided to stop for breakfast at a little diner in a town called Babb. Unfortunately, I can't remember the name of the diner. As we entered the diner, it was very quiet as about 12 people, customers and employees, stared at the television. It was very frightening.
After a good hour and a half or maybe even two hours, we decided to at least go as far as the border and speak with the border patrol and ask their advice. At that time, the border was still open, but they were pretty sure it would be closed in the very near future. They suggested that we go to the duty free station and purchase souveniers and then return back to the US border immediately.
We followed their advice and then drove back to Glacier National Park. During our visit we couldn't help but think of what was happening across the nation. I hope that one day, we will return to Glacier National Park and enjoy the splendor, without a cloud hanging over our heads.
Do some fly fishing. Montana...
Favorite thing: Do some fly fishing. Montana has a wealth of great rivers and small streams that are teaming with trout. Fly fishing is a terribly addicting sport dont expect to only do it once. Seeing the countryside via a river boat is a great way to spend a day. In just about any part of Montana you will have great fishing and see elk, deer, eagles, and maybe even a bear.
Fondest memory: Calling a huge 6x6 elk (a real elk near Superior not one of the pets of the Gardner heard) to within 40 yards while bow hunting. He was far too smart to be fooled by me and it was almost a religious experience watching his enormous antlers move through the trees as he trotted away after realizing I wasnt another bull elk.
Visit Glacier National Park! ...
Favorite thing: Visit Glacier National Park! It is at the top of the state and a few hours from yellowstone, but it is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to in my life. And I have traveld and seen many things. trust me on this one. Drive the Going to the Sun Rd. I think it start in St. Marys,MT and ends in Kalispell or west Glacier, something like that.
Fondest memory: My fondest memory is hiking up a 4 mile trail to a glacial lake called Avalanche Lake. It was thrilling to stand in a lagoon of freezing water and watching the 7 or 8 waterfalls cascading into the lake. It was hot and there were few people there. It was awesome.
You don't have absolutely to...
Favorite thing: You don't have absolutely to take 'this' to reach Montana but I had to because it was the only mean of transport from where I was... I didn't feel very confortable when I saw it and the way people were checked in before the flight... but it worked perfectly and I reached Billings all in one piece!
I'm not making fun saying that my father's degree at University dealt with this kind of plane, not exactly the newest model!!
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Fondest memory: A few years back, I spent a couple weeks backpacking in the Beartooth-Absaroka wilderness in south-central Montana (just north of Yellowstone). This picture was taken about halfway through that trip. As a matter of fact, if you look at the top right corner of the 'peak' straight ahead, that was our destination that day. We climbed up--saw some spectacular views--and then returned to camp.
After leaving Kalispell, keep...
Favorite thing: After leaving Kalispell, keep going North until you get on the Going-to-the-Sun Road.
If you get easily frightened by large heights and narrow roads, then this is definitly not the place for you.
But an awesome place with some of the nicest scenery ever.
I haven't been to Glacier...
Favorite thing: I haven't been to Glacier National park since I was a six, and even though I was merely a wee lad, I still remember the awe of seeing such amazing mountain landscapes.
Fondest memory: My fondest memory is of traveling to Big Mountain just above Whitefish with four wonderful ladyfriends (how can you go wrong?) We went at the beginning of December for some skiing before the crowds hit later in the season. There was no waiting in lines, the crew working the mountain was very cool, and although some runs were closed we had a blast.
drive the Going to the Sun...
Favorite thing: drive the Going to the Sun road in Glacier Park, in the northwest corner of the state. It's windy, it's narrow, and the view is soooo amazing!! (Just a tip: take a car, NOT a large vehicle, aka motorhome, unless you don't mind wetting your pants!!!)
Visit Glacier National Park...
Favorite thing: Visit Glacier National Park and take a hike. If you are lucky you will see lots of wildlife (mountain goats, bear, fish, birds, moose...) At the very least you will experience incredible scenery and fresh clean air and water.
Fondest memory: Hiking along Bowman Lake and finding a perfect spot to fish for Lake Trout. Then hiking back home and cooking what we caugh on the fire for dinner! Yum!
If you're a nature lover like...
Favorite thing: If you're a nature lover like me you will enjoy the Rocky Mountians,which extends beyond Montana. And somewhere in central to eastern Montana is the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. It is where Lut.Colonel George Custer's last stand happened. A lot of his soldiers and himself died there fighting the Sioux Indians during the Sioux Uprising around 1876 and later. In Billings, Montana there is the Moss Mansion. Which is a historic Mansion that was built 1901. It costed 1 million dollars to build and was built with electricity!
Fondest memory: ??
Well, I'm from Kalispell,...
Favorite thing: Well, I'm from Kalispell, Montana, so there are about a hundred things that you could do while visiting. One place that anyone should visit for definite 'atmosphere' and uniqueness is Mooses Saloon, located on Main street in Kalispell.
Fondest memory: The best thing is the scenery. The mountains here are amazing and there is always something to do if you like the outdoors.
Go to the Glacier National...
Favorite thing: Go to the Glacier National Park. This park is huge and to fully see it will take several months. But there is a Highway through it if you want a one day visit. It's called Going to the Sun Highway, and you will find out why. Good brakes are required. Extremely dramatic scenery.
Fondest memory: The views. The mountain ranges, the parks, the Indian Reservations and the fishing.
pipsqueak's General Tip
Fondest memory: If you like Beef, you'll find it in Montana. There are many great restaurants in Montana, but one of the things that sticks in my memory is ordering a 'side salad' in a small restaurant in Havre, Montana. The 'salad' consisted of some iceberg lettuce and about 3 carrot shavings....a vegetarian might starve in a couple of places in Montana.
I didn't have a picture to put here, so this is an old postcard from the late 1950's that I found in a box at my parents house.
missnghawaii's General Tip
Fondest memory: The scenery and wildlife viewing is some of the best I've experienced. My most memorable wildlife moments were coming face to face with a mountain goat on the continental divide and watching a grizzly foraging for bugs and grubs.
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