Nikki Kimball's "Finding Traction"

After an exhausting day in the office, I honestly didn't want to go to the screening of "Finding Traction" last Thursday at Bozeman Running Company—but I'm so glad I did.

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Ridge Run Resolution

A local runner goes for broke.

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Sleds, Schnapps, and Snow: Hyalite by moonlight

The cold is aggressive, almost predatory. Within seconds, any exposed flesh begins to sting and ache, go numb. Without goose down and Gore-Tex, you’d die in minutes. People aren’t designed to be in Hyalite in the winter. And definitely not at 11pm.

Headlamps are laser beams

—Christ it’s cold. Where’s the schnapps? someone asks.

Safe Sledding

Snowmobilers have unique avalanche risk factors built into their sport. Today’s high-powered sleds are capable of reaching new heights at greater speeds, and each year riders venture farther into remote terrain. As a result, it’s more important than ever for riders to understand how to stay safe in avalanche terrain.

BBC News

Every so often, a blue light flashes on top of the Baxter Hotel, alerting anyone within view of the tallest building in Bozeman that snow is falling at Bridger Bowl. The light—a repurposed airport runway strobe that flashes for 24 hours when the ski area receives at least two inches of snow—was installed in 1988 and played an important role before the era of the Internet. It’s related to an isolated weather phenomenon affectionately called the BBC, or Bridger Bowl Cloud, which descends like a blanket over the east-central Bridger Mountains and leaves behind a prodigious amount of snow.

Working Up a Sweat

Near Livingston, artist Parks Reece has made a new addition to the ever-evolving work of art that is his backyard. Built entirely out of salvaged and sustainable materials, a sauna now sits near his granite fire pit and barbeque. The handsome structure, composed of compressed-earth bricks made with soil from the property, fits well within the ethos of Reece’s land art.

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Jonesin' for a Pet Fix?

Thousands of disadvantaged pets in the valley need helpful hands and homes each year. Do you care? Of course you do. Volunteer, foster, or rescue a pet from Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter.

Emily Wallace (HOV Volunteer Coordinator & Education Manager) with Mango

Above: Emily Wallace (HOV Volunteer Coordinator & Education Manager) with Mango.

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Autumn Inspiration

 

Don’t give up just yet. It’s easy to become sedentary when the leaves turn colors and the temps start to drop. Excuses stack up like the decaying foliage—excuses based on assumptions: that the weather isn’t good enough or that the days aren’t long enough or that the summer is over. And gone with the excuses is time spent outside—at least until you can ski again, right?

Empty Your Pockets If You Want to Live

We can all agree that the most important element of safety is preparedness, but sometimes a short, worry-free three- or four-hour hike can turn into something more serious. The weather changes suddenly (as it’s apt to do in Montana), the sun goes down, or you’re lost—and the only things you brought along are the random crap you keep in your Camelbak. Fear not! With these surprising tips, you can learn how to turn your everyday amenities into life-saving tools. 

Avian Dog Fight

The shadows stretched long as my wife, daughter, and I drove to our friends’ ranch to catch a few fish on the Madison. Getting out of the car we noticed a commotion above us. Three ospreys flew around erratically; then we saw an eagle, and then another, talons outstretched and beaks open. My wife pointed out that one was a bald eagle and the other a golden (though the latter may have been a juvenile bald, we’re not sure).

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