all, February 2016

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Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 2:06pm Ashley Cosgriff

An O/B newbie tries CrossFit.

CrossFit: the word alone makes me cringe. All I can do is think of reasons not to try it, especially on my first day of work. My muscles could seize up; I could collapse with fatigue. I might get publicly ridiculed – or worst of all, I'd throw up. But I overcame my fears and joined the rest of my new colleagues at CrossFit Belgrade for a workout I won't soon forget.

CrossFit is based on elements of all sports and physical activities, with "constantly varied functional movements performed at relatively high intensity," according to our coach, Terri Sipes. If you’ve never done it before, you can expect a variation of different stretches and exercises, usually done in three sections. Here's what we did:

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Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 2:31pm David Tucker

A mid-week getaway to old Montana.

Living in Bozeman, we’re spoiled by our proximity to world-class skiing. In 20 minutes, we can find ourselves at Bridger Bowl, pulling into C lot, steps from the Sunnyside chairlift. If we want to up the ante, it’s an hour down the canyon to Big Sky’s thousands of skiable acres.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 11:44am Sally Cathey

A case for muted recreation in the Beaverhead-Deerlodge.

Spanning much of southwest Montana, from the West Big Hole to the Madison Range, the 3.3 million-acre Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest (BDNF) encompasses eight mountain ranges and contains some of Montana’s wildest and most rugged country. The towering mountains, vast backcountry, and broad valleys within the BDNF also provide some of the best wildlife habitat in the state.

 Beaverhead Deerlodge, Montana Wilderness Association
Beauty and silence: two dwindling natural resources.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016 - 10:36am Karin Kirk

Bridger Bowl edition.

I was behind you in the lunch line at Deer Park Chalet. You ordered the last black bean burrito. I lamented to my sister (note – that was not my girlfriend) that I was going to order that. You offered, jokingly, to give me half. Our eyes met briefly as you were applying salsa. I wondered if we might share a backpack lunch someday. I would totally split all my food with you.

Couples Skiing, Bridger Bowl
Lunch-line Juliet: this could be us.

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