I miss these mountains and going back last week really felt like coming home. In Kalispell, MT, you are really surrounded by the Flathead Range and it feels like a warm blanket covering your shoulders. Completely protected. I miss it but I don't miss the cold snow. Ironically I go from snow to rain back here in California. Where is the sun? The first picture is of Big Mountain ski resort in Whitefish and the second is from the development where I grew up. I wonder if the big swing tree is still over the hill.