Hiking & Backpacking

Lach, Devon
Day Hikes with Dogs (Pruett Publishing, $19), by Wendy Pierce and regular O/B contributor Becky Warren, features over 50 rated hikes for furry friends who like to run in the mountains. Read more >>
Knight, Phil
Even though nearly four million people swarm Yellowstone each year seeking to experience its magic and majesty, a relatively small number leave the roads or boardwalks. Even fewer make it to the remote and fabled Cascade Corner. Read more >>
Knight, Phil
Southwest Montana is blessed with hundreds of alpine and subalpine lakes, also known as tarns. Gifts of the glaciers that also carved our iconic mountains, these sparkling little lakes make perfect destinations for overnight hikes. Read more >>
Stone, Robert
The Hidden Lakes are a series of eight high mountain lakes in the Gallatin Range between Bozeman and Big Sky. The chain of lakes, at the base of a ridge, rests at an altitude of 9,000 feet. The Hidden Lakes Trail begins above 8,000 feet and follows a ridge with spectacular vistas. Read more >>
Knight, Phil
At 11,000 feet, having only marginal rain gear during a storm can be life-threatening. On the other hand, if you're hiking for several hours in the rain, you're going to get wet, no matter how awesome your new parka is. So what to do? Prepare, prepare, prepare. Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
Everyone knows that carrying bear spray is essential when a big grizzly sees red—but not everyone knows how to dispose of their half-used or empty cans while staying green. Read more >>
Hathaway, Joel
The Crazy Mountains run north to south through Montana in a seemingly perfect angular form, like the bottom of a carnivore’s jaw. And though highways run parallel to the range on two sides, no road traverses them. Read more >>
Lange, Ted
There’s no trail fairy creating new trails around Bozeman, but with partnerships, fund-raising, hard work, and patience, wishes can come true. Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
Nervous about sprawling development and threatened wild areas in Yellowstone Park, author and longtime O/B contributor Philip R. Knight decided to experience the wilderness firsthand with a walking circumnavigation of the entire ecosystem. Read more >>
pierre, Michael
Over the past several years, my friend Ted Border and I attempted to climb all of the named peaks in the Hyalite range. After our successful ascent of Fridley Peak in July of 2005, we felt like we had accomplished our goal. Read more >>
England, Mike
Crazy Crib LEX—CRAZY CREEK Read more >>
Turiano, Thomas
Gazing into the Madison Range from Bozeman, Montana, one is gratified by an excellent view of the jagged Spanish Peaks. However, there is only frustration when attempting to see beyond the high, forested foothills into the core of the Gallatin Range. Read more >>
Becker, Mike
In the deep green world of its backcountry, a hiker with a small pair of binoculars and an alert nature will get to know, up close and personal, many of the birds of Yellowstone Park. Read more >>
Ken Sinay
I wake, shove down my sleeping bag, and pull on my shirt and shorts. Unzipping the tent, I crawl to the door and peer out. It's damp and still following the night's drizzle. Read more >>
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