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Not all socks are created equal. From ultra-thin liners that double for running and skiing to cushy wool hikers that almost always prevent blisters, a well-rounded quiver of socks ensures that your feet will stay comfy and dry during any activity.Enter the newly updated PURSUIT Hike and all-new PURSUIT Ultralight, two offerings from Swiftwick that...
Pursuing cutthroats, goldens, and grayling in thin air.Stumbling out of my tent in the soft light of dawn, I wondered if the fish would be in a similar less-than-lucid state. At 8,400 feet, deep in the Gallatin Range, our campsite was cool. I slipped on a sweater, crept down the bank, and gazed at the lake’s color continuum: peppermint near the...
Thirty years in the making, Bozeman’s Main Street to the Mountains trail system is a recreation success story—and it’s just one part of GVLT’s mission to make the Gallatin Valley a better place, right now and for generations to come.Speeding along the freshly paved path between Story Mill Park and the M, Melissa Davis ran away from town and toward...


Jul 01st, Jul 08th, Jul 15th, Jul 22nd, Jul 29th
Location: Big Sky Town CenterCost: FreeDetails: Starting June 17, Big Sky Farmers' Market will be rolling on Wednesday nights all summer long. Stop by to browse vendors, enjoy local foods from farmers throughout the region, contemplate (and buy) encapsulating work from professional artists, and help foster a community true to Big Sky mountain...
Jul 16th
Location: Big Sky Cost: Varies Details: Total Archery combines all the exciting aspects of archery into a skill-testing three-day experience. With intricate archery courses built to test the marksmanship of all shooters, challenges include adjusting to odd angles, navigating natural obstacles, and long-distance shots. More details here. 
Jul 16th
Location: Ennis, MTCost: TBDDetails: One of the few olympic-length events in the state, the Madison Triathlon is a rigorous test. This trial features a 1,200-yard swim in Ennis Lake, a 23-mile bike ride on Highway 287, and a 6-mile run from Harrison to Pony where the finish line greets you at the pub. The Madison Triathlon is the first of the...


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