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Floating Montana Rivers
A guide to finding your ideal boat. There you are, standing in cold, waist-deep water, when a driftboat floats toward you. With a cooler full of beer and soft, dry seats, a trio of dudes float past, presenting flies to unsuspecting fish while you bristle with jealousy. Don’t get mad—get a boat. Fishing from a boat is an excellent way to spend a...
East Gallatin River, Canoeing Bozeman
Near-drowning on the East Gallatin. Great rewards come with great risk. Throughout history, this maxim has inspired noble action, fueled courage in the face of danger, and rationalized some really stupid behavior. Which one applies to our calamitous canoe-trip on a fateful spring day in 2014 depends on perspective. My friend Jerrad’s wife Andi,...
Ruby Habitat Foundation, Madison Valley, Ruby River
Managing agriculture, nature, and recreation. Eight miles of trout-inhabited water curl across an 1,100-acre expanse in the Ruby Valley. The water drips from the delicate feet of a nearby sandhill crane and the curved lip of a stout bull moose; from the tip of a quiet fly rod streaming downwind; from wildflowers, rich native grasses, and alfalfa...

Activities

Events

May 26th
Location:  Story Mill Community Park.  We will meet on Story Mill Rd south of the Mill Elevator, at the trailhead of the Story Mill Spur Trail   Time:  8-9:30 am   Cost:  Free   Details:  Join Sacajawea Audubon and The Trust for Public Land on a guided bird walk at the future Story Mill Community Park.  Please contact Paulette to sign up at...
May 26th
Location: Leverich Trailhead, Bozeman Time: 5:30-8:30pm Cost: FREE Details: Leverich is one of the most heavily used trails around. Give back to the ride that gives so much by pitching in Thursday nights for a few hours. Details here.  
May 24th, May 26th, May 31st
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....

Blogs

Tips for getting started. It’s time to shed that winter gear and get outside. But, before you get the car loaded, take three steps and head into your own back yard to firm up those muscles and kickstart a healthy eating habit. What can be better than feasting on your own homegrown veggies? It’s easy to get started, and there are tons of...
MWA reveals new online trail guide. Looking to hit the trail? Look no further than hikewildmontana.org, the Montana Wilderness Association’s new online trail guide. Built by more than 70 volunteers, the site includes descriptions, photos, and maps for 225 trails throughout Montana. Plus, it includes recommendations to satisfy your trail cravings:...
Blessed by the snow gods. Last Sunday, I finally packed up my ski gear for the season. While there was plenty of snow left in the high country, I'd begun having dreams of tree-lined singletrack and the blue-green mountain lakes of summer, and I figured I should heed my nightly premonitions. But Mother Nature decided to have a joke at my expense,...

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