Books & Music

Wild Montana, Donald M. Jones, Wildlife, animals, photography
Cordelia Pryor
Often, the highlights of a trip to Yellowstone or a weekend spent in the wilderness are encounters with the four-legged or winged compatriots we see along the way. Read more >>
Travis Wilson
Wild and free—that's the creed of those seeking liberation from the soul-stifling constraints of society. While civilization tends to cookie-cut human identity into subservient models, outdoor enthusiasts find ways to stay connected to nature, and thus retain their individual spirits. Read more >>
literature, books
Cordelia Pryor
Published out of northwest Montana, the Whitefish Review  Read more >>
Review: "The Joy of Running"
Travis Wilson
Every runner forms a relationship with doubt. Whether you’re a newbie attempting your first 5k or a veteran training for your fiftieth ultramarathon, we all go through moments where we question our capabilities. Read more >>
Round Trip Book Review
Thomas Elpel
What if you were pursued through the mountains by killers and tracked by dogs? Could you outrun them? Could you outwit them? Could you turn and defeat them? Many a young man has had the flight of fancy of an extreme survival adventure. Read more >>
Summer Book Reviews, Bozeman, Montana
the editors
Summer book-review roundup. Bozeman summers are jam-packed, making it hard to carve out sufficient reading time. Read more >>
the editors
The outdoors in your hands. Read more >>
Understanding Coyotes, Michael Huff
Michael Leahy
Coyotes are awesome. Savvy, playful, tough, and, yes, wily. If you don’t know this yet, if you still think suffragettes are subversive and coyotes wicked and worthless, Michael Huff wants to set you straight. He likes coyotes. Lives coyotes. Watches them, shoots them, respects them. Read more >>
Toward a Natural Forest, Custer Gallatin National Forest
Tucker, David
Over time, people change, and after reading Toward a Natural Forest (Oregon State University Press, $20), it’s clear governme Read more >>
the editors
Fall edition. I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book. ―Groucho Marx Read more >>
Yellowstone, Montana, National Parks
Morgan Solomon
Delve deep into Yellowstone’s wild with David Peterson’s stunning photo book, Yellowstone: Near, Far & Wild (Farcountry Press, $20). Read more >>
Leaves on Frozen Ground, Dave Carty, Northern Wisconsin, Novel
Mike England
Although set in northern Wisconsin, on the edge of the vast Northwoods, Leaves on Frozen Ground Read more >>
Last Woman in the Forest, mystery novel, Diane Les Becquets
Melissa Doar
Inspired by the unsolved Connecticut River Valley murders that took place along the corridor of the Vermont and New Hampshire border in the 1980s, Read more >>
Laboratory Yellowstone, book, science, geology, microbiology
Cordelia Pryor
Although Yellowstone is famous for massive geological features and charismatic megafauna, there are actually more spectacular natural wonders than meet the eye—in fact, you’ll need a microscope. Read more >>
Review: Soundcast VG1
Mike England
Whether it’s an all-day float or one last hoorah at your favorite swimming hole, music goes a long way. Read more >>
books, horseback riding, horses, riding
Cordelia Pryor
Saddle up for a ride unlike any other. Lady Long Rider (Farcountry Press, $16) follows the incredible journeys of Read more >>
Beartooth Publishing, Biking, Singletrack
David Tucker
Montana mountain bikers have long craved an updated guide to area rides. Read more >>
edible plants, survival, nature
Mike England
Every year, I vow to learn more about native foliage, from shrub and tree ID to wildflower names to edible plants. Read more >>
backpacking, book, guide
Cordelia Pryor
Get the skinny on great foot-trips in the rockies.  Read more >>
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