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Joe Josephson, ice climbing, conservation, Hyalite
An interview with Joe Josephson.In 2006, Joe Josephson was an avid ice climber, pioneering routes in Hyalite Canyon. By 2018, he was tackling some of the most complex land-management issues facing southwest Montana. How did he make the transition from recreation to conservation, and what challenges does he foresee within the movement? For part...
skiing, outdoor photography, photography, camera, flat light
Flat-light photo tips. Outdoor photography in the flat light of winter can make a vertical world look, well, flat. Here in southwest Montana, we don’t see a great deal of sunshine during the winter months, but we can’t always leave our cameras at home just because it’s overcast. Flat light is lighting that has no particular direction to it, and...
snowmobiling, illustration, shoveling, crash
Snowmobiling EditionBig horsepower, high speed, deep powder, and the ability to go virtually anywhere on the landscape: what’s not to love about snowmobiling? A far cry from the toy sleds of yesteryear, today’s technological marvels can jump, wheelie, carve, and rip the crap out of anything in their path. But don’t worry, snow ponies are still...


Dec 10th
Location: Lindley Center/Sunset Hills, BozemanCost: $15Details: A fun community series brings evening ski races to town. Join your friends and neighbors for a FUNSKI—race it or glide along for a relaxed ski. 3k, 6k, or 9k. Wear your holiday/solstice attire. No experience necessary. Details here. 
Dec 03rd, Dec 10th, Dec 17th, Dec 24th, Dec 31st
Location: Sweetwater Fly Shop, Hwy. 89, Livingston Cost: FREE; bring your own materials Details: Join the Sweetwater pros for a weekly night of fly tying. They'll be on hand to show you the ropes, and all ages and abilities are encouraged to show up. For more information, call 406-222-9393. 
Dec 11th, Dec 12th, Dec 13th, Dec 14th, Dec 15th
Location: events all around Bozeman Cost: varies by eventDetails: The Ice Fest is Bozeman’s longest-running outdoor celebration, now going into its 22nd year. It features everything from on-ice clinics in Hyalite to film festivals downtown—don’t miss out. Details here. 


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