Hiking & Backpacking

Review: Oboz Hyalite
Chris McCarthy
I’ve always looked to Oboz for my hiking footwear. So, when I was searching for a crossover boot—something I could hike the trail in and wear around town—, I went to Oboz first. Read more >>
Northern Goshawk, Montana Raptors
David Cronenwett
A chance encounter with the northern goshawk. Read more >>
Review: Salomon Odessey Pro Hiking Shoe
David Tucker
A minimalist hiker for the weight-conscious. Gram-counting is all the rage these days, and that trend hasn't been ignored by the long-distance-hiking crowd. Read more >>
Courtney Miranda
A family hike up Mt. Baldy. Read more >>
Sky Rim Trail, Yellowstone National Park, Montana
Traute Parrie
Hiking Yellowstone's boundary trails.  Read more >>
Trout Lake, Yellowstone, Family-Friendly Hikes
Melynda Harrison
Family-friendly Yellowstone.  Read more >>
Natural Bridge, Boulder River
Robert Stone
Nice and easy along the Boulder.  Read more >>
Oboz Women's Bridger 9' Insulated
Angie Mangels
When you own an active dog, you don’t really have a choice about getting out; the dog must be walked no matter the weather. Read more >>
Beehive Basin Trail, Spanish Peaks, Lee Metcalf Wilderness
Robert Stone
Hiking the Beehive Basin trail.  Read more >>
Yellowstone Park, Fall Backpacking
Vicki Sielaff
Searching for memories in Yellowstone.  Read more >>
Windy Pass, Windy Pass trail, hiking, family, Outside Bozeman
Melynda Harrison
Family backpacking made fun.  Read more >>
Women’s Sawtooth Mid B-DRY OBOZ
Melissa Doar
"I’ve worn lots of shoes. I bet if I think about it real hard I can remember my first pair of shoes." So said Forrest Gump, and the same can be said for my first pair of hiking boots. They were full leather, heavy, took forever to break in, and didn’t grip anything when wet. Read more >>
Review: Vasque Clarion GTX 88
Mio Alt
Coveting vintage gear-and-apparel design isn't new. For a long time now, I've wanted my mom's 70s-era fleeces, but I want them to be made of modern materials so that they can perform up to modern standards. Read more >>
Bear Spray Training, Tactic, Bozeman
Joe Dwyer
Guns vs. bear spray.  Read more >>
Review: Gregory Wander Youth
Melissa Doar
Gregory’s Wander 50 is youth-focused, but its features and durability are comparable to adul Read more >>
Review: DNX Bars Grass-Fed Beef
Mike England
Gorp and Clif Bars may stop a growling stomach, but nothing pleases the trail-worn palate like an old-fashioned hunk o’ meat—which is where the DNX Grass-Fed Beef Bar Read more >>
Review: Nemo Switchback
Mike England
Compact air mattresses may be the new backpacking norm, but they’ll never be as comfy as traditional foam pads—especially those with modern upgrades. Read more >>
Lava Lake, Hiking, Fishing, Spanish Peaks, Lee Metcalf Wilderness
Robert Stone
The Trail to Lava Lake.  Read more >>
Review: Beyond K4-Ventum Ultralight Pants and Shorts
Jurgen Haenke
Moving to Montana from a big city was a drastic change for me. All my city clothes felt uncomfortable, heavy, and inefficient when adventuring in the outdoors. Read more >>
Review: Balega Blister Resist
David Tucker
Early in the running season, blisters are the norm. Read more >>
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