For a different view of Montana, take to the skies in a restored vintage floatplane. Backcountry Flying Experience offers scenic charters that take you into remote places most people can’t reach by foot. "It would take months to see from the ground what you can experience, for example, from an airplane over Northwest Montana,” says Peter Gross, owner. "Catch a glimpse of some of more than 700 lakes. some of the most stunning mountain lakes in the world. The backcountry of the Bob Marshal wilderness is filled with wildlife that few on land will have an opportunity to see. Springtime is the best time to see the heart of the Montana before the crowds – many trails don’t open until mid-July and the Going-to-the-Sun road is usually not open until mid-June. View winter receding to spring. Observe wildlife as they venture out of their winter homes and transition to their summer habitat.” Other options include a scenic charter flight around Flathead Lake with a stop at Wildhorse Island, a lunch charter flight of the Hungry Horse Reservoir, and Seeley Lake, in which you cross over the Continental Divide and soar over Bob Marshall Wilderness.