You can have California…I’ll take Montana. A couple years ago my wife and I enjoyed a 4-day weekend in Nye, MT with four other couples. What a blast — I’ve been thinking about it a lot and can’t wait to do it again. The hike up to Sioux Charley Lake on the Stillwater River is one of my favorite hikes. The path winds up the canyon along the roaring river and leads to this crystal clear lake on the plateau. If I’m not mistaken one can continue along the trails all the way into Yellowstone National Park. Someday.
It wasn’t the best time of day for a picture but I took it anyway (it was about 2 in the afternoon). It’s a great scene anytime.