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By mid-March, most Bozeman residents have had just about enough of cold weather. The days are getting longer, and it’s finally time to head outdoors for a little sunshine. Sadly, our outdoor-rec reach tends to exceed our grasp. All too often, bikers are sent back to the car by muddy, snow-clogged... Read more >>
Sam Roloff
Swiftwater training in southwest Montana. Read more >>
Melynda Harrison
Student stories from Mount Ellis Academy. Read more >>
Kumlien, Kris
It seems pretty strange that in a beautiful state like Montana—replete with pristine lakes, rivers, and streams chock full of beautiful brown, rainbow, and cutthroat trout—groups of fly-fishing bums would be excitedly searching muddy ponds and murky waters for a lowly trash fish that Midwesterner Read more >>
The Editors
O/B’s Rundown of Bipedal Fauna Read more >>
Mike England
Whitewater canoeing in southwest Montana. Read more >>
England, Mike
From my blocking position atop a rock outcropping, I scan the broad, sage-covered slope below. There's movement to my left. Sliding along like phantoms, a small group of horses has veered out of a narrow gully and wheeled back upslope. Read more >>
Mount Wallace, Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Paradise Valley
Thomas Turiano
Climbing Mount Wallace.  Read more >>
Big Hole River, Fly Fishing, Montana
HG Moser
Summers on the Big Hole.  It seems like a lifetime ago.  Read more >>
Montana Wilderness, Wildlfire, Yellowstone Park
Dennis Glick
When ecological systems are free to play themselves out on a large scale, things get a little dirty—and that’s a good thing.  Read more >>
Upper Madison, Fly Fishing, West Yellowstone
John Way
Autumn in the upper Madison Valley.  Read more >>
search and rescue, SAR, Outside Bozeman, Gallatin County, backcountry safety
the editors
Gallatin County Search-and-Rescue.  Read more >>
Outside Bozeman, Hilgard, Madison Range, peaks
Thomas Turiano
Climbing the Madison Range's highest peak.  Read more >>
Montana Bighorn Sheep, Gravelly Mountains
Don Thomas
Like a herd of rutting rams, various parties butt heads over bighorn-sheep management in southwest Montana—but others are figuring out ways to work together. Read more >>
Yellowstone Ski-touring, Fawn Pass
Krueger, Ryan
Up & over Fawn Pass.Wolves. Read more >>
Maverick Mountain, Ski Road-Trips, Bozeman
David Tucker
Small-town skiing and old-school environs at Maverick Mountain.  Read more >>
Bozeman Ice Festival, Friends of Hyalite, Hyalite Ice Climbing
Josephson, Joe
Ice Fest clinic areas. Read more >>
Friends of Hyalite, Hyalite Plowing
Smith, Katherine
Hyalite Canyon plowing timeline. Read more >>
Montana Hunting Ethics, Hunt Right, Montana FWP
Wayne Van Zwoll
Ethics in sport.Surely elk-hunting is good for elk. Otherwise we’d have to defend killing as sport.  Read more >>
Custer Gallatin Forest Plan Revision, Bozeman Mountain Biking, Montana Mountain Bike Alliance
Tucker, David
Mountain-bike advocacy in southwest Montana. Read more >>
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