Jeri and Terry arrived in Kalispell and the next day the four of us headed down to the National Bison Range. This is something that has been on my bucket list for several years and I was really excited to share it with good friends.
We drove down the east side of Flathead Lake with a brief drive through Bigfork. We stopped in Charlo to get some lunch before getting to the Range. We stopped at the Branding Iron and got burgers to go. Jim got something called cheesy spuds and said they were excellent. So were the burgers.
We were ready to see some bison. I was really expecting to see herds of bison and was totally disappointed. We saw maybe 20 bison total on a 26 mile loop drive.
There were some gorgeous views of the Mission Mountains as we climbed up to 4700 feet.
We did see some deer and pronghorns.
Finally a few bison.
We had a great time even if we didn’t get to see bison. And that item is crossed off my list.