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Eclipse 2017, Bozeman, Montana
Reflecting on the 1979 eclipse. I didn't expect much this morning at a little past 3am as I pulled on my pants and boots, fumbling into the kitchen to boil up some coffee before leaving to snowshoe up Ross Pass. We've been immersed in "Eclipse '79" for many weeks now, and I'd heard some interesting things, but they had failed to stimulate my...
Climbing, rock climbing, Bozeman
Climbing's dirty little secret. Climbing has no shortage of challenges to overcome. Weather, fragile rock, sketchy protection, route logistics, and physical and mental limitations combine to make climbing what it is: an adventure. On one particular summer day I had exceptional physical limitations indeed.Sunlight warmed the rock and softened my...
Keeper Tape
Why didn't I think of this? That's what came to mind as I applied Keeper Tape to my fly rod. This simple but handy product applies a self-adhesive, transparent measuring tape onto your fly rod, and can measure fish up to 36 inches. Installation was fairly straightforward; applying the tape around the first rod guide was a little tricky, though....



Aug 19th
Location: BelgradeTime: 8amCost: FREEDetails: Grind gravel for 55 miles from Belgrade to Maudlow and back. Details here. 
Aug 19th
Location: Bozeman Fire Station 3, 1705 Vaquero Parkway, BozemanTime: 9:11am – 11amCost: $35 Details: The Bozeman Firefighters are pleased to announce their inaugural Firehouse 5K charity run. The race course wraps around the scenic Gallatin County Regional Park on Bozeman's west side, and starts and finishes in front of Bozeman Fire Station #3....
Aug 19th, Aug 26th
Location: Gallatin County Fairgrounds, BozemanTime: 9am – 12pmCost: FREEDetails: Head over to the fairgrounds for the best from local farmers, craftsmen, and artists. Expect delicious hot food and excellent live music. Details here. 

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