Shortly after Christmas, 2009, we took a day trip to the area around Helena, MT. It is about a 2 hour drive from home. Keep in mind that most of the photos in this Flickr set were taken within 15 to 20 miles of the state capital. We spent a fair amount of time traveling along the back roads near York, MT. Didn’t find any peppermint patties (ok, sometimes I can’t help myself). Hope you enjoy these photos. There is some very beautiful country in Montana (as long as you don’t mind severe cold in the winter).