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photography, outdoor photography, ski photography
Nailing the powder shot. Two feet of fresh powder? Check. Bluebird? Check. Directional morning light? Check. A protected slope with good stability and minimal objective hazards? Check. It’s go time.For me, the perfect powder photo boils down to that moment of bliss when the worries of everyday life don’t exist: a moment of pure joy when all I’m...
Lone Peak, rock glacier
The geology of Lone Peak. Lone Mountain is the photogenic centerpiece of Big Sky. It is attention-grabbing in all seasons, but especially striking when snow-covered against a bluebird sky. The sharp peak and cone shape make some wonder if it is an old volcano. Although molten rock boiled beneath and pressure forced magma up through the mountain to...
fly tying
Tools & tactics for a new winter hobby. For some, the thought of taking up fly tying is overwhelming, while others just dive in. One of my pupils was only seven when he first attended my free fly-tying class at Gallatin River Guides. This summer, at the age of ten, he sold enough flies at the local farmers' market to purchase the backpack of...



Feb 20th
Location: 2104 Industrial Drive, Bozeman Time: 6-8pmCost: Fees vary Details: If you're interested in bike maintenance, but are unsure where to start, the Bike Kitchen is a good spot. They have rentable work stations available for a nominal fee, and their staff will help with suggestions. You can purchase parts for cheap as well. Details here. 
Feb 21st, Feb 28th
Location: Gallatin River Guides, Big SkyTime: 5-6:30pmCost: FREEDetails: Join the experts at Gallatin River Guides for fly-tying instruction in a low-pressure atmosphere. Details here.  
Feb 21st
Location: Baxter Ballroom, BozemanTime: 7-10pmCost: $25; includes food and two drinks. Details: Head to the Baxter for Bozeman's first annual Wild Rivers Night, co-hosted by American Rivers and the Yellow Dog Community & Conservation Foundation. Expect a silent auction, guest speakers, delicious hors d’oeuvres, cold drinks, and music by Holler...

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