Hiking & Backpacking

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 >>
Howlett, David
I’ve put many expensive boots and shoes to the test over the years, so I was quite surprised at the performance, fit, and features of the moderately priced Mou Read more >>
MAVEN B.3 Bino
McCarthy, Chris
It happens all the time: you’re cruising down some backroad and off in the distance… is that a rock or a bear? I wish I had my binoculars in the truck…Well wish no more. The Maven B.3 10x30 binoculars are the compact answer to seeing a long distance. Read more >>
Big Creek trail
Stone, Robert
Hiking the Big Creek trail. Read more >>
Lorpen T3 Light Hiker Shorty, Montana Hiking
England, Mike
Gone are the days of 12-pack tube-socks, worn until hole-ridden, stinky, and stained; today’s high-impact outdoor activities call for socks that match the rest of one’s apparel in performance, comfort, and moisture-control. Read more >>
Garmont Dragontail MNT GTX, Montana Hiking
Howlett, David
I often transition from one excursion to the next, which may have me walking the banks of the river one day, followed up by a rigorous hike on the next, or on a real good day, both. Therefore, I must have footwear that can perform in various environments. Read more >>
Rapid Rifle Cover Bear-Spray Holster
England, Mike
A pissed-off griz can be on you in seconds, which makes your pepper spray pretty much worthless if not instantly deployed. Problem is, ease of access leads to ease of accident, as branches snag the bottle or it slips out when you drop your pack. Read more >>
Photo by Chuck Bartlebaugh
Maggie Slepian
How to stay safe.  Read more >>
Mountain cabin, cabins, winter cabins
Phil Knight
Retreating to Forest Service getaways.  Read more >>
Golden Trout Lakes, Montana
Robert Stone
Hiking Golden Trout Lakes. Read more >>
LOWA vantage GTX
McCarthy, Chris
It’s been a constant problem for me with mid-height hikers: regardless of brand, the boots rub on the insides of my ankles. I mess with the lacing. Move the tongue to different places. Try socks of different thickness. Read more >>
Scarpa Oxigen GTX, Scarpa day-hikers
Howlett, David
I don’t think I’m asking too much out of my shoes—I only need them to be waterproof, breathable, comfortable, stylish, and versatile enough for a rugged trail hike followed by an evening on the town with friends. Enter the Oxigen GTX from the fine folks at Scarpa. Read more >>
©2019 Outside Media Group, LLC
Powered by BitForge