Big Sky Country knows how to live in the moment and celebrate the everyday. From nights beneath stadium lights, to mornings summiting peaks, to afternoons on the river, 2017 in Montana had no shortage of these inspirational moments.
In the spirit of reflection, here at UpTop, we’ve tracked down the 2017 top 20 Montana inspired posts on Instagram.
Here’s what we found:
Enjoying the moment at Headwaters Country Jam in Three Forks
Why we love this post: Good friends, good beer and country music. What’s not to love?
Electric nights with Big Gigantic at the Wilma
Why we love this post: Capturing the energy of an electric music concert is tough goings, but @liamkeshishian slayed it with this shot.
School pride at its finest at Montana State’s annual Undie Run
Why we love this post: Because the Bobcats are known for underachieving.
The Essence of Summer
Why we love this post: With the best trout streams in the lower 48, you’re a fool not to spend all summer long reeling in the moments.
Shredding the slopes in Whitefish
Why we love this post: Cold smoke and powder days!!!!!!!!
The Rivalry Spans Continents
Why we love this post: Because you can take the man out of Montana…
The smell of victory in the morning as the Bobcats won the 2017 #brawlofthewild
Why we love this post: There are few rivalries in the nation as exciting to watch at the Brawl of the Wild.
“Up with Montana boys, down with the foe…”
Why we love this post: Even the losing team needs cheerleaders #brawlofthewild2017.
Adventure is out there while hiking in Glacier National Park
Why we love this post: With epic views, strenuous hikes and mountains like that you can’t not include Glacier.
Happiness is a riding horse
Why we love this post: Because she’s a Montana girl through and through.
Dangling from the edge
Why we love this post: Because the picture is always worth it.
Why we love this post: Because tailgating with your bros is the best part of the weekend.
Irish pride at Butte’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival
Why we love this post: Because @bcladue isn’t the strangest person you’ll find roaming the streets of Butte on St. Paddy’s.
Enjoying the moment
Why we love this post: Because Montana Till I Die.
On top of the world
Why we love this post: Boots on a cliff over bare feet on a beach any day.
Big skies and epic climbs while Racing “The Rut” in Big Sky
Why we love this post: Runners gain 10,500 feet over 50 kilometers in one of the toughest races in the world. And @mikefootemt is still smiling.
Hops and drops
Why we love this post: Beer and skiing. Like peanut butter and jelly.
Montana is for badasses while ice climbing in Hyalite Canyon
Why we love this post: Because this is what winter is for.
Current Mood with Dustin Lynch at the Northwest Montana Fair
Why we love this post: The best summer nights are spent with small-town boys.
Eyes on the prize
Why we love this post: Because the epic Gold Rush can be admired even by a grizzly.
Here’s to an even more epic 2018.