Hiking & Backpacking

Kessler, Jerry
A high-alpine misadventure.
Review: Beyond K4-Ventum Ultralight Pants and Shorts
Jurgen Haenke
Moving to Montana from a big city was a drastic change for me. All my city clothes felt uncomfortable, heavy, and inefficient when adventuring in the outdoors. Read more >>
Review: Balega Blister Resist
David Tucker
Early in the running season, blisters are the norm. Read more >>
Review: MSR Hubba Tour
David Tucker
MSR’s Hubba Hubba is a backpacker favorite. But what if you want to go light, fast, and long without sacrificing features? Read more >>
Review: Gregory Swift 20 H20
Danielle McCarthy
Gregory’s Swift 20 H2O women’s daypack includes a three-liter water bladder that fits in a s Read more >>
Sioux Charley Lake, Stillwater River, Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness
Robert Stone
Hiking to Sioux Charley Lake. 
Flynn Creek, horseback, etiquette
Stacie Boswell
Proper trail behavior around horses.
CDT, Backpacking, Pintler Mountains, Montana
Maggie Slepian
Backpacking the CDT in Montana. The Continental Divide Trail (CDT) is the longest and most remote of the three Triple Crown Trails, the other two being the Pacific Crest Trail and the Appalachian Trail. Read more >>
backpacking, book, guide
Cordelia Pryor
Get the skinny on great foot-trips in the rockies.  Read more >>
backpacking, weekend, trip, cabin
Travis Decker
Slowing down at Woody Creek Cabin. Solitude is rare; peace of mind more so. Even deep in the Montana woods, our minds race and we’re removed from the moment, stressing about deadlines, bills, social commitments. It’s hard to be relaxed, paradoxical as that sounds. Read more >>
Pine Creek Lake, Pine Creek, Absaroka, Paradise Valley
Jacob Thacker
Geology along the Pine Creek trail. 
Bozeman, Hiking, Local
the editors
Getting outfitted locally, hiking edition. 
Review: Bridgedale Lightweight T2
Mike England
Spend enough time with different socks on your feet and eventually you’ll settle on one or two brands that fit better and last longer than the rest. Read more >>
Trail Maintenance, Volunteering, Bozeman, Montana
Dean Center
Taking time for trails. 
Review: Salewa Ortles Hybrid Tirolwool Celliant
Melissa Doar
The Salewa Ortles Hybrid Tirolwool Celliant women’s jacket is designed for warmth, breathabil Read more >>
Gallatin Range, Custer Gallatin National Forest, Wilderness
Orville E. Bach, Jr.
A plea for the Gallatin Range. 
Review: Helinox Chair & Table
Mike England
Ever since Helinox redefined the lightweight, collapsible camp chair, I’ve kept two of them in my car-camping kit—they're compact and comfortable, and they set up quick Read more >>
Ramshorn Lake, Buffalo Horn Trail, Big Sky, Montana, Gallatin Range
Robert Stone
Hiking Buffalo Horn to Ramshorn Lake. 
Review: Thermarest NeoAir X-Lite, Backpacking Gear, Bozeman
Ian Roderer
I’ve spent hundreds of nights in the outdoors over the past 20 years. Read more >>
Backpacking, Baking, Bozeman, Montana
Deb Katz
And eating it too—in the backcountry. 
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