MT Posted in Montana April 23, 2016 by Jessica Wick Here Are The 8 Biggest Risks Living In The State of Montana There’s no such thing as a perfect state. We have all we could ever want here, but even paradise has its risks. Luckily, these are (probably) worth it. Here are the biggest risks of living in Montana: 1. A potential Yellowstone eruption. Jeff Gunn / Flickr Everyone knows that if the supervolcano in Yellowstone erupts, it will not be good news—especially for Montana. Some experts predict that two thirds of the country would be impacted. Yikes. 2. Colliding with a deer, elk, or moose while driving. Gary Robertson / Flickr It happens. And it happens quite often in Montana. 3. Outdoors accidents. Kjell Olsen / Flickr We have such an abundance of wonderful outdoor activities here. Unfortunately many of them involve risk of injury. 4. Snow drama. Jordan Greenberg / Flickr When it snows, you wonder how bad it will be. Will you get snowed in? Will you be able to scrape off your car in the morning (or start it at all)? Is every driver around you going to be terrible? These are all valid questions. 5. Feeling claustrophobic in crowds. Flickr Montana is huge. But it’s not densely populated. This is wonderful for anyone who hates crowds, but since some interactions with them is unavoidable, you might feel like everyone you meet is way too close. 6. Grizzlies. Denali National Park and Preserve / Flickr We’re not talking about the U of M mascot. Grizzly attacks are rare, but they do happen. Luckily they won’t go out looking for a confrontation, but that doesn’t mean they won’t defend themselves if they think it's necessary. 7. A disdain for California. Jasperdo / Flickr There’s a running joke about Montanans wanting to send Californians back home. Of course, many Californians live in Montana for generations and adapt all of our habits, and plenty of them are wonderful people. But if you’re someone who yells “Montana’s full!” every time someone talks about a visit, you probably aren’t a huge fan of California. And that’s too bad, because it’s a wonderful place to visit (and then come home, of course). 8. The inability to be happy living anywhere else. Cody Wellons / Flickr Montana is an incredible place. We're not about to live elsewhere just because of a few potential dangers that may never even happen. When you leave Montana, you risk always wanting to come back, which may not be a risk worth taking. We love you, Montana, risks and all.