Originally Posted by irish_loveAWD
I'm a transplant, so I don't really know that much about MT. Isn't everything east just open, and flat plains?
East starts with what is typically called "The Rocky Mountain Front" or the east slopes of the Rockies. From there eastward there are several island mountain ranges. The Crazy Mountains are one example of this type of mountain range. They're only about 40 miles across but the highest peak is 11,200 ft
Other island ranges include the Castle Mountains, Little Belt Mountains, Big Belt Mountains, Big Snowy Mountains, Little Snowy Mountains, Judith Mountains (north and south ranges), Judith Mountains, Bear Paw Mountains, Highwood Mountains, Sweet Grass Hills, Bull Mountains, Beartooth Mountains, Pryor Mountains and several others I'm not familiar with. The Crazies are aptly named as they present a jumbled mix containing at least 20 peaks over the 10,000 ft mark. If you haven't hiked in them, you're missing some really great scenery--especially nice is to go into them by way of Timber Creek.
I've posted a photo from online but have several shots of them from hikes I made if you want to see more.
The Big (and Little) Snowy are just south of where I live (Lewistown) They contain several ice caves and some challenging hikes. There are tons of cool fossils too. If you want photos, I've got lots for these are in my "back yard". More info if you wish-- just ask.. (I lived in Great Falls for many years, then north of Seeley Lake, and then returned to the "east side" to Lewistown.)