Hiking & Backpacking

MSR Autoflow Gravity, Montana Backpacking
Tucker, David
For outdoor recreationists, water is essential—for cooking, for cleaning, and to keep ourselves and our furry friends from dehydrating. But water is also heavy and takes up space, especially on longer backpacks. Read more >>
Ericksson GTX, Vasque Boots, Bozeman hiking
Tucker, David
Every once in a while, a product comes around that I won’t shut up about. The Ericksson GTX from Vasque is such a product. These boots were made for walking, and that’s just what I do in them. I walk up mountains; I walk through mud; I walk around town. Read more >>
Tobacco Roots Mountains, Montana
Pierre, Mike
Hiking the Tobacco Roots. Read more >>
Ramshorn Peak, Gallatin Range
Tucker, David
Climbing high in Paradise Valley. Read more >>
Electric Peak, Gallatin Range, Paradise Valley
Turiano, Thomas
Climbing Electric Peak. Read more >>
Madison Range, Montana Adventure
Cohen, Anna
What lies just out of sight in the wild? Read more >>
Ousel Falls, Hiking, Waterfall
Stone, Robert
Hiking Ousel Falls. Read more >>
England, Mike
When the peaks and alpine lakes call, pick up the Tibet GTX Hi from Lowa and head to the high country. Read more >>
Pine Creek, alpine lake, Montana
Slepian, Maggie
Three chest-thumping hikes to finish your summerPick one: Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
Tired of hiking the same old circuit of trails around Bozeman? Check out the new edition of Robert Stone’s Day Hikes Around Bozeman (Day Hike Books, $16) for plenty of beautiful hikes you’ve never done before, all within a 90-mile radius from Bozeman. Read more >>
Mike England
Ever since Helinox redefined the lightweight, collapsible camp chair, I’ve kept two of them in my car-camping kit—they're compact and comfortable, and they set up quick Read more >>
Ramshorn Lake, Buffalo Horn Trail, Big Sky, Montana, Gallatin Range
Robert Stone
Hiking Buffalo Horn to Ramshorn Lake.  Read more >>
Review: Thermarest NeoAir X-Lite, Backpacking Gear, Bozeman
Ian Roderer
I’ve spent hundreds of nights in the outdoors over the past 20 years. Read more >>
Backpacking, Baking, Bozeman, Montana
Deb Katz
And eating it too—in the backcountry.  Read more >>
Mike England
Nothing motivates like a challenge—be it a grade-school dare, a first-ever marathon, or starting a new business. Read more >>
 Vasque Breeze III GTX
Mio Alt
My field-test of Read more >>
Mike England
Not only is it summertime, but it's also the Gallatin Valley Land Trust’s Summer Trails Challenge. Which means that every time you head out, you’re supporting GVLT—which in turn supports trail-building, trail-maintenance, and preservation of the scenic, wildlife-rich open land surrounding those... Read more >>
Windy Pass Trail, hiking, Bozeman
Robert Stone
Hiking the Windy Pass trail.  Read more >>
the editors
Minus a few extreme eventualities – snow, swarms of skeeters, a hungry griz sniffing around the tent – backcountry camping in the summer is a good time no matter what gear you've got. But a few small comforts and conveniences can go a long way. Read more >>
Oboz Madison Boots
Stoops, Kira
These comfy-cute snow boots belie a beastly survival instinct. I jumped into ankle-deep half-frozen puddles, and watched the water just roll off. Trekking up snowy, wet trails, I couldn’t keep them dirty. Icy concrete? No slipping. Read more >>
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