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"Dark Side" by Kelsey Dzintars
Olivia hikes by.Some follow, others cry.She lured usUpward, oh so high.  Climbing chertShe scales the cirque.Quads afireWe all kick higher. Off the topShe does her hop.A cadenced thing,She floats, she swings.  We’ll follow Her,Forever off-pisteShe was best,We the least.  Fresh snow,blue skiesReef ridge,true eyes. We hearHer siren callForever...
Climbing Genesis
Travails of a first-time ice climber.  Ice climbing is a strange sport, if you can even call it a sport. A sport is a game – it has cheering, beer-drinking fans, there is usually a ball involved, and most importantly there is a score. Ice climbing possesses none of these crucial traits. You are not competing with anyone, you’re out in the woods...
Blood Loss Control
Blood control on the ski hill. While skiing at Bridger Bowl last year, I got poked in the leg by a tree branch. It tore my ski pants, leaving a large bruise on my thigh. As I checked for blood in the Schlasman’s lift line, it dawned on me that my pack was missing a few vital ingredients. I’ve since added the essentials for basic trauma care in any...



Feb 11th
Location: 406 Brewing Time: 5-8pm Cost: A portion of all beer and cocktail sales go to Friends of Hyalite. Details: Come support the Friends of Hyalite, the only organization contributing to the costs to keep the road open in winter. Without plowing, and your support, the road will be gated at the bottom, eliminating convenient access to 95% of...
Feb 11th
Location: REI, Bozeman Time: 6-7:30pm Cost: FREE Details: You like to camp, but have only tried it in the spring, summer, and fall? Join REI's winter camping experts to learn what you need and what to expect when camping in a winter wonderland. Details here.
Feb 11th, Feb 13th, Feb 18th, Feb 20th, Feb 25th, Feb 27th
Location: Bozeman Running Company Time: Thursdays at 6pm; Saturdays at 9am Cost: FREE Details: First time running in Bozeman's Run to the Pub? Or did you take some time off and need to get back in shape? Join these Run Bozeman training sessions. Details here. 


A case for muted recreation in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge. Spanning across much of southwest Montana, from the West Big Hole to the Madison Range, the 3.3 million acre Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest (BDNF) encompasses eight mountain ranges and contains some of Montana’s wildest and most rugged country. The towering mountains, vast backcountry...
Bridger Bowl edition. I was behind you in the lunch line at Deer Park Chalet. You ordered the last black bean burrito. I lamented to my sister (note – that was not my girlfriend) that I was going to order that. You offered, jokingly, to give me half. Our eyes met briefly as you were applying salsa. I wondered if we might share a backpack lunch...
Winter fly-fishing tips. While there might be a few fair-weather fishing days ahead, it's still a little on the cold side. Here are a few tricks to make your winter fishing a bit more enjoyable:   1. Apply Loon Ice Off Paste on your rod guides the night before to reduce ice build up.2. Get yourself a pair of Simms ExStream wading socks… trust me. ...

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