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Illustration by Angie Mangels
Lisa Baril
When John Kemp Starley introduced the modern form of the bicycle in 1885, women’s suffrage was well underway but not yet a national movement. Women still wore binding corsets and voluminous hoop skirts. Nary a breeze would graze their ankles on a sizzling summer day. But the bicycle changed all... Read more >>
the editors
For these three stalwarts of southwest Montana's recreation scene, building an outdoor community is a labor of love.  Read more >>
ski clubs
Jenny White
Inspiring a lifelong passion.  Read more >>
Bozeman, Ski Bums, Backcountry, Bridger Bowl
the editors
Four fanatics who make skiing a top priority. First chair. Last call. Whiteout. Bluebird. Fall line. Front-side. Backcountry. Read more >>
Steve Hoffman, HawkWatch International, Merlin Birding Tours
Drew Hulse
Q&A with raptor researcher Steve Hoffman.  Read more >>
Bozeman, working dogs, dogs
Estela Villaseñor
Canine colleagues in southwest Montana.  Read more >>
Golden eagles, Montana conservation, Outside Bozeman
Lisa Baril
Renowned wildlife biologist Al Harmata. Read more >>
Becky Edwards
Portrait of a climber. Read more >>
Elers Koch, Granite Peak, Montana
Thomas Turiano
Reflecting on a Bozeman original.  Read more >>
Oboz, Bozeman footwear, Bozeman, John Connelly
Zach Altman
Ten years of Oboz footwear. In 2007, John Connelly quit his day job to start an outdoor footwear company. Ten years later, locally-based Oboz is a household name, selling quality hiking boots in seven countries. O/B sat down with the founder to learn more. Read more >>
Jenny Grossenbacher, Grossenbacher Photography
Emerald LaFortune
Jenny Grossenbacher is a local legend—she’s been an expert guide, a stalwart steward, and a passionate advocate. She’s out of the guiding game now, and that’s your loss. We caught up with Jenny recently; here’s a bit of her story. Read more >>
Jefferson River, Thomas Elpel
Qualtieri, Nicole
Q&A with educator Thomas Elpel. Read more >>
Megan Ault
Ask about twelve-hour workdays stacked up, sometimes in blistering hot or numbingly frigid weather, continuous fatigue, or aches in the body, and Terry Johnson will still insist he has the best job in the world. Read more >>
Gallatin Valley Land Trust Trail Ambassador
Cunningham, Terry
GVLT's trail-steward program. Read more >>
Montana Wilderness, Big Wild Adventures, Howie Wolke
Qualtieri, Nicole
A personal crusade for Wilderness. Read more >>
Yellowstone Dog Sled Adventures
Schroeder, David
Q&A with Jason Matthews. Read more >>
Jay Moore
Harrelson, Mike
The innovation, influence, and altruism of Jay Moore.  Read more >>
Bell Lake Yurt
Villasenor, Estela
Local guides offer expert assistance. Read more >>
Illustration by Blaise Arsenault
the editors
As southwest Montana becomes an increasingly attractive second-home destination for America’s wealthy elite, nowhere is the tension between affluent out-of-staters and Read more >>
Kenetrek Hunting
LaFortune, Emerald
Homegrown businesses flourish. Read more >>
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