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Paddleboard Fishing
Fishing and hunting by paddleboard. Canoes, kayaks, and rafts are all time-tested crafts for fishing and hunting the various waterbodies around Bozeman. But we like trying new things, so we rigged up a paddleboard—and it worked great. The trick is having a stable board with multiple lashing points, a good cooler that doubles as a seat, and...
Bozeman Spirits, Montana Distillery
A guide to local liquor. Maybe you’re just getting off of your bike after an early-fall ride, or you’re inviting your bird-dog into the cab of your truck after a day of grouse hunting in a secret cover. It could be you’re heading west out of town to strip streamers for pre-spawn browns on the Madison, or simply arriving back at Main Street after a...
RockyMounts TomaHawk Review
If you’re like me and you drive a small car but love to ride, then you’ve probably been faced with the dilemma of what to do with your bike when it’s time to load the car. There are lots of bike-carrying racks out there, but the TomaHawk from Rocky Mounts has become my go-to. I used to have a hatchback rack, but that made accessing my trunk...



Sep 30th
Location: Bozeman's Main St. to the Mountains trails Time: 12pm Cost: FREE Details: Start leading a more healthy, active life with the Gallatin Valley Land Trust's weekly walks on in-town trails. Details here.  
Sep 30th
Location: Trails vary; meet at Round House parking lot Time: 5:30pm Cost: FREE Details: Whether you're new to mountain biking or you're a salty veteran, join the crew at Round House for a different ride every Wednesday through September. Details here.  
Oct 01st
Location: Ennis Lake Time: 7:45am Cost: FREE Details: Ennis Lake is one of the premiere staging areas for waterfowl in southwest Montana. Some birds will still be in alternate plumage, offering some interesting identification challenges. Details here.  


Debriefing the Ridge Run. It’s been over a month since I completed my third Bridger Ridge Run. As you can probably surmise from my not-so-quick final blog, I didn't reach my goal. I could roll out with a bunch of excuses, but, after a thorough self-evaluation, I know the reason why I failed. Here’s a quick rundown of my mistakes: Putting it all...
Biking after dark. Riding at night seldom begins in the dark. The ride starts in the evening, but as the days get shorter, it concludes after nightfall. Sometimes, shit happens, and two flat tires and a broken chain later you're picking your way back to the car by the light of the crescent moon and the toy of a headlamp that was only intended for...
All about the prairie falcon. Often, it is the charismatic and spectacular that draws people to nature. When wildlife is depicted onscreen for example, we’ll usually see images of large mammals and skillful predators; bears, wolves, lions, bison, elk, all doing their thing amidst some gorgeous and wild landscape. Birding is no different, with...

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