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Bozeman Spring Trail Running
Spring running-gear roundup.  The trails are drying out but the weather's still fickle. You've commited to training this spring, so you don't want to wait out Mother Nature; but you also don't want to be slipping and sliding on wet rocks and greasy mud, or shivering at the trailhead because you weren't prepared for cooler temps at higher...
Boulder Hot Springs
A shoulder-season Plan B. Spring can be a rough time for recreating in Montana. Inevitably, you wake up to a day when the snow is trashed, the mountain biking is muddy, the fish aren’t biting, and the rock is too wet to climb. Try as we might to play in the shoulder seasons, Montanans know it’s always good to have a backup plan—and nothing says...
Montana Creekboating, Ousel Falls
Creekboating in southwest Montana. The ephemeral blue ice floes yawn and stretch in the brilliant reflection of snow-covered peaks. A steady drip soon becomes a trickle; the water glistens between the precipice and the awakening creek bed below. Released from the tortured motions of winter’s depth, the waters once again caress the polished stone...

Activities

Events

May 04th, May 11th, May 18th, May 25th
Location: Trails vary; meet at Round House parking lot Time: 5:30pm Cost: FREE Details: Whether you're new to mountain biking or you're a salty veteran, join the crew at Round House for a different ride every Wednesday through September. Details here.  
May 04th, May 11th, May 18th, May 25th
Location: Spire Climbing Center, Bozeman Time: 5:30-7pm Cost: $79/month for once/week, $142/month for twice/week.  Add a membership for $30/month (includes gear).  Details: This program is designed for kids with a genuine interest in the sport of rock climbing, and focuses on technique, lead climbing, bouldering, and climbing-related fitness....
May 04th
Location: Highland Blvd & Ellis St. Time: 6:30pm Cost: FREE Details: Join Big Sky Wind Drinkers for their weekly fun runs around town. Every week, there are three route options, one, three, and five miles. Details here.  

Blogs

Where to BBQ this spring. Typcially, we think of summer as the season of cooking outdoors. But with the valley mostly dry and temps rising every day, why wait? There are plenty of opportunities to get out and grill before day-use sites are overrun and dry weather increases the fire danger. Here are a few to consider. Greek Creek CampgroundIf temps...
The season of the American robin. Despite the predictably-unpredictable weather this time of year, spring is in fact, upon us. For me, one of the simple joys of the season is during early morning, when robin song often sifts in to my dreams. It is a lovely and humane means of greeting the day. Throughout their range, robins are frequently the...
And fearing change. Five generations is a long time for one family to be in one place—growing up, I had to be careful to not date my cousin. My mom’s family homesteaded in the late 1800s in a one-room log cabin at the north end of what would become Gallatin County. It was a rough but breathtaking spot. Thirteen children were born in that cabin,...

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