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Northern Lights, meteor shower, supermoon, eclipse, blue moon, planetary conjunction
Winter’s astronomical bucket list. Snowbound Montana offers many antidotes for cabin fever; you just need to bundle up, get out, and do things. One such venue is the winter night sky, where the stars shine bright and hard. There’s a lot going on “out there,” so put the following on your winter astronomical bucket list, and enjoy.The Geminid Meteor...
Ice Climbing, Hyalite Canyon, Bozeman
A mile of Hyalite classics.When local legends Jack Tackle and Alex Lowe were establishing classic climbs in Hyalite 30 years ago, they didn’t feel like most lines on this crag even warranted naming, referring to them as Unnamed #1, #2, #3, and so on. It wasn’t until my guidebook Winter Dance that the overlooked lines turned into something of a...
Custer Gallatin, National Forest
Forest plan revision turns two. Two years into a four-year process, the Custer Gallatin National Forest finds itself right in the middle of making the new Forest Plan. Across the Forest, hundreds have attended meetings and been involved to date. Now, two years into the process, a document is out for review.“It’s a complex process,” explains Forest...



Dec 11th
Location:  THE ELLEN THEATRE Time:  6:30 pm Social Time in the lobby.  7 pm Program Cost:  Free.   $5 donation suggested Details:   Join Sacajawea Audubon on December 11th at the Ellen Theatre in Bozeman for a special evening with owl expert, Denver Holt. “The Owls of Montana” will focus on owl species that occur in Montana only, or the United...
Dec 11th
Location: Lamar Buffalo Ranch, Yellowstone National ParkCost: $945Details: Learn to capture the spectacular wildlife and landscape of Lamar Valley in winter through sessions in the classroom and the field. Details here.
Dec 13th
Location: REI, BozemanTime: 6-7:30pmCost: FREEDetails: Care for your equipment tip to tail, in order to maximize time on the slopes. This class explains how to sharpen edges, detune contact points, wax, and make minor base repairs. No experience required. Details here.

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