Glacier is not far away and you could easily spend days here. Also there is the National buffalo ranch just south of Kalispell as well which makes for a great day trip. Its on about any map. Also 9 pipe is great for birding. I could have easily spent a couple weeks in this area. The helicopter ride in Glacier is a great way to see the landscape.
One thing that no one told me is that Montana is kinda like Alaska. It stays daylight there a very long time. Being from the east coast I was used to it being dark around 6 or 7 pm. NOT going to happen there. It did not get dark until around 10 or 11 pm. I had to get one of those sleep mask. Anyway the extra daylight did not go to wast. It gave me time to push myself and get in a few extra shots since my trip was only a week.
Also if you get the chance go to the Tripple D game farm and sign up for a few classes. You can stay on the property for a reasonable price and work as your home base. This is a little expensive but well worth every penny.
|Wolf Pups at Play|
|Mountain goat blocked my path.|
For lens take your wide angle, and zoom. Good hiking boots and a variety of clothing. Layers. I went in July and hiked through snow capped mountain tops.