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Eclipse 2017, Bozeman, Montana
Reflecting on the 1979 eclipse. I didn't expect much this morning at a little past 3am as I pulled on my pants and boots, fumbling into the kitchen to boil up some coffee before leaving to snowshoe up Ross Pass. We've been immersed in "Eclipse '79" for many weeks now, and I'd heard some interesting things, but they had failed to stimulate my...
Climbing, rock climbing, Bozeman
Climbing's dirty little secret. Climbing has no shortage of challenges to overcome. Weather, fragile rock, sketchy protection, route logistics, and physical and mental limitations combine to make climbing what it is: an adventure. On one particular summer day I had exceptional physical limitations indeed.Sunlight warmed the rock and softened my...
Keeper Tape
Why didn't I think of this? That's what came to mind as I applied Keeper Tape to my fly rod. This simple but handy product applies a self-adhesive, transparent measuring tape onto your fly rod, and can measure fish up to 36 inches. Installation was fairly straightforward; applying the tape around the first rod guide was a little tricky, though....



Aug 17th
 Location: Big Sky ResortCost: Varies; details here.Details: After ripping singletrack all day off Andesite, try something a little more refined at Big Sk'y Vine Dine, a multi-day celebration of food and wine. Details here. 
Aug 17th, Aug 19th, Aug 24th, Aug 26th, Aug 31st
Location: Bozeman Running Co., BozemanTime: 6pm Thursdays; 9am SaturdaysCost: FREEDetails: Join Run Bozeman for weekly training runs in and around Bozeman. Details here. 
Aug 17th
Location: Main Street, BozemanTime: 6:30-8:30pmCost: FREEDetails: Enjoy live music, food, and fun. From 6:30-8pm, bring the kiddos for family-friendly activities; the live music starts at 7pm. Grab a bite to eat from numerous food vendors that will be on site or step into a few of the downtown stores that stay open late.  

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