David Tucker, Other Adventures

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 2:01pm David Tucker

Making the most of fall.

With snow over Labor Day weekend, we're reminded that fall can be short around these parts. With that said, here are some can't-miss activities to try before Old Man winter comes calling for real.

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Monday, July 20, 2015 - 11:24am David Tucker

A look at recreation's gateway drug.

The Sunday before July 4, we stocked the cooler, packed up the gear box, loaded up the car, and headed out of town. We had a plan, and we thought it was a good one—camp our way to an Independence Day celebration with the family. Camping over the holidays seems like a good idea on paper, but the reality is often nightmarish. Crowded campgrounds, noisy children, road-clogging RVs, and overrun trails. Because it's such a good idea, everyone seems to have it. We thought we'd avoid the crowds by staying off the beaten path, visiting lesser-known national parks and out-of-the-way forests. While the extra work paid off in spades, quiet campgrounds weren't the only joy we experienced; somewhere along the way, right around the time we'd perfected steaks in a cast-iron pan, we reconnected to the roots of outdoor recreation: camping.

Camping Montanta

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 1:48pm David Tucker

Exploring Montana's public land this fall.

Not all public land is created equal, and when it comes to Montana's national parks and national forests, the latter is often overlooked. But why? Our national forests boast impressive scenery, endless recreation, and diverse landscapes. Here's a side-by-side comparison of our national forests and parks—use it to plan your fall adventures.

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Monday, September 1, 2014 - 11:32am David Tucker

Time to find new spots.

Outdoor enthusiasts are secret-seekers: we strive to find our own covert fishing holes, powder lines, and alpine meadows far from the prying eyes of other humans. We've attempted to keep entire towns secret, and succeeded for a long time—coastal urbanites couldn’t flock here en masse before social media told them it was cool or airplanes and four-wheel-drive vehicles made the journey safe and easy. We pride ourselves on our secrets; the more numerous and varied they are, the more complete an outdoor life we’ve lived.

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