As we drove south from the Glacier National Park area to Missoula, we passed through more of the beautiful Montana landscape. There were yellow grasslands, golden wheat fields, green hay fields and mountains.
And then there were views of massive Flathead Lake which is 27.3 miles long and up to 15.5 miles wide. This is what Wikipedia says about the lake.
For much of the trip we were crossing the Flathead Indian Reservation and some of the signs included their language.
We passed through a bison range.
There was a wildlife crossing bridge.
And a wildlife protection area with ponds for birds.
With slightly more than 147,000 square miles, Montana is the 4th largest state in the country and slightly larger than the country of Japan. Long drives are involved in exploring the state but there is so much beauty it's worth it.