Flathead Lake, which takes up a good bit of Montana’s gorgeous Flathead Valley, just over the Continental Divide from Babb, is the largest natural freshwater lake west of the Mississippi.  I think it is also up there on “most beautiful” lake lists, too.  I spent last night there, at a dear friend’s house out on Rocky Point.  Flathead Lake bade us a very peaceful morning:

Looking east across Flathead Lake.

Close up of those pretty mountains in the distance.

I could spend every weekend of my life exploring my adopted state, and still never see enough.  As Steinbeck famously wrote, in Travels with Charlie:

“I am in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection, but with Montana it is love, and it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it.”

Well said, Mr. Steinbeck, well said.

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