A deck of cards may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about bad weather, but they sure come in handy to pass the time while waiting in a car, tent or trailer for a rainstorm to pass!
A family outdoor excursion can be an enjoyable experience with good preparation. Knowing everyone's limits, taking the time to plan ahead, packing the right items, and being prepared for any kind of weather will help your adventure be a safe and memorable one.
Montana weather is, to say the least, diverse-and changeable. The combination of its northern latitude, its location in the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains, and the dramatic elevation changes all combine to produce some really wild, wacky and generally unpredictable weather.
For anyone who is venturing outdoors for recreating, knowing what kind of weather to expect is very important. A good rule of thumb is-always be prepared for virtually anything.