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Wilderness Medicine
Learning how to properly manage mishaps, address emergencies, and deal with disaster. Friends are visiting from out of town, so you want to show them all that Montana’s outdoors have to offer. You plan a trip that’s manageable but strenuous and at the limits of their abilities. It will test their strength and endurance, but there will be a mind-...
Cycle, Saddle, Bike
Comfort tips for your bike seat. Many a cyclist has experienced uncomfortable or troubling groin, buttock, or back symptoms when pedaling for hours on his favorite road or mountain bike. The complaints often limit time on a bike or make cycling impossible, and can include pain, numbness, and even abrasions. Wearing appropriate clothing, buying a...
RuffWear Approach Pack
Most dogs that love trails love accomplishing tasks. That’s why it’s nice having my lab Hank carry his own load in his Approach Pack from Ruffwear. He gets a sense of pride out of the responsibility. While it took some tinkering to get the sizing right, Hank has become accustomed to the weight and gets excited every time the pack comes out of the...



Jul 23rd
Location: Anaconda, MT Cost: FREE Details: Starting on the backside of Garrity Hill, this hike is a loop that explores land east of the existing Pintler Wilderness. The hike ascends through forest-fire regrowth, mature forest with Tamaracks, and an alpine meadow before climbing to the Mount Haggin summit. Details here.  
Jul 23rd
Location: Big Sky Time: 6pm Sat to 4pm Sun Cost: Silent auction on Saturday is $75. Other fees apply for specific events. Details: Celebrate all things fly fishing while giving back to the Gallatin by supporting conservation efforts throughout the watershed. Activities include live music, a silent auciton, casting clinics, and much more. Details...
Jul 23rd
Location: Gravelly Range Road to Ennis Cost:  Full March 1: $80; March 2: $90; July 1: $100 Half March 1: $60; March 2: $65; July 1: $70 Team March 1: $120; March 2: $140; July 1: $160 Details: With 26.2-mile and 13.1-mile road races at over 9,000 feet above sea level, this is the highest road marathon in the world. Register here.  


Lessons from the Jim Bridger Run. At the end of June, I raced in the Jim Bridger Trail Run. This was my second year in a row and a great test to see how my new Ridge Run training program with Swiss Fit Montana was working out. The run starts at the Sypes trailhead, runs across private land and up the Middle Cottonwood trail, and then back to Sypes...
Basic equine safety. One of the prettiest ways to see Montana is from the back of a horse – there's time to take in the views, stop and relax, and cover lots of ground without loud motors. With summer trail-riding upon us, and hunting season coming up, it’s extremely important to put safety first. Now, full disclosure: I'm not a trainer or expert...
An unorthodox excursion at Ousel. On Friday night, I sat at a friend's house sipping drinks when a longtime buddy walked in. I hadn’t seen Dylan since winter, and even then it was only for a day. After a few beers and a night’s worth of bullshitting, he outlined a plan to hit Lower Ousel Falls the next morning. My only commitment fell in the...

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