Books & Music

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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Simple Fly Fishing, Patagonia
the editors
Simple Fly Fishing Read more >>
Sheriff Longmire, Longmire Series, The Western Start
the interns
Books to get you through the season.  Read more >>
the interns
Book reviews for spring.  Read more >>
Drew Hulse
Wind down with a good book. Read more >>
Books, reading, Outside Bozeman
the interns
The season's best page-turners. Whether you’re curled up in blanket beside your living-room fireplace or huddled over a campfire deep in the wilderness, these books are sure to please. Read more >>
Blown Away Under the Big Sky
Mike England
The “Big Sky PI” is back in John Holt’s second installment of his Ed Bouchee murder-mystery series. Read more >>
Birds of Montana field guide
Mike England
Bird books are like opinions and posterior apertures—everyone, it seems, has one. And sifting through the gaggle of options can be a tedious, untidy process, after which you may want to abandon bird-watching altogether. Read more >>
Stories from Afield: Adventures with Wild Things in Wild Places
David Tucker
The mark of a great short-story collection is that each stands on its own, while at the same time contributing a necessary element to the overall volume. In Stories from Afield: Adventures with Wild Things in Wild Places (University of Nebraska Press, $19), Bruce L. Read more >>
Tracking Gobi Grizzlies, Doug Chadwick, Patagonia Books
Tucker, David
Books for the season. Read more >>
Birds of Montana, Montana Audubon, Montana Birding
Lea Brayton
If you find yourself searching for a comprehensive guide to local birds, there’s no doubt Birds of Montana Read more >>
Mountain States Foraging, Montana Flora
Lea Brayton
Briana Wile’s Mountain States Foraging (Timber Press, $30) is the only guide I’d want in my pack on a back Read more >>
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