Lingo & Etiquette

Villasenor-Allen, Estela
It’s a bluebird summer afternoon, hot and dry. As you jog down the dirt road to Beartrap Canyon, every passing car slows to a crawl and gives you the standard Montana wave—and all remains right with the world. But then you hear it: around a bend, the roaring crunch of gravel. Read more >>
Pogge, Drew
You can tell a lot about people by the blades they choose to carry. It’s kind of like a personality indicator, or even a mood ring—that also doubles as a lethal weapon. Here’s a primer on blade psychology. Read more >>
Pogge, Drew
Ask someone to borrow a knife these days and nine times out of ten they won’t be packing. It’s damn near impossible to find a blade in public, even here in Montana, where there’s all kinds of stuff that needs cuttin’. Read more >>
Pogge, Drew
You might be a Bozemanite if…... your garage is for outdoor gear, not cars.... you associate the scent of gun powder with food. ... you wear Carhartts to weddings.... you've waxed your skis in July.… you’ve skied, floated, and biked on the same day. Read more >>
How to calculate your asshole footprint.
the editors
We've all seen him: the guy up on the ridge who looks like a total mess. He's holding the line up, he's swinging skis and poles everywhere, and he's stopping in the middle of everything to fix his gloves. Read more >>
the Editors
It’s hard to admit, but we’ve all committed them—outdoor sins. You’ve discovered a muddy trail and biked it anyway, borrowed your buddy’s gear and neglected to own up to the subsequent thrashing, stepped on the rope wearing crampons… the list goes on. Read more >>
the Editors
As the temperatures cool down, the age-old rivalry heats back up: skiers versus snowboarders. Both have an unjustified sense of superiority over the other, and jokes abound about each type. Read more >>
Pogge, Drew
With the advent of online sex solicitation—err, dating—the days of printed personal ads are numbered. Here are a few choice selections gleaned from the good people of Gallatin Valley.No Worries Read more >>
Pape, Jay
May 21 is Bike to Work day in the United States, but for more and more Americans, a two-wheeled commute is a year-round proposition. According to the League of American Bicyclists and the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of people who bike to work rose 43% between 2000 and 2008. Read more >>
Drew Pogge
“Dude, I got nasty Elvis Leg after that crimpy crux, just before I hit the crack and landed a few bomber jams!” Read more >>
Dehmer, Kurt
Montana’s many rivers offer some of the best opportunities for scenic, accessible recreation in the state. That being said, the general consensus among frequent river-users and guides is that these waterways are becoming increasingly crowded. Read more >>
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