all, May 2016

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Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 11:17am Chris McCarthy

Ridge-Run training the third time around. 

“This is not what I envisioned,”  I thought, lying on my back with both legs cramped, unable to move. It was near the end of my second Bridger Ridge Run in as many years, and after tripping over a mouse-sized rock descending from Baldy, I was doing my best impression of a turtle on its back.

The year before, I’d learned a lot and finished in a time that I was proud of. This go around, I figured experience and some training tweaks would put me well on my way to a better time. But things don't always work out as planned.

Bridger Ridge Run, Bozeman, Montana
With terrain like this, you need a plan.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:28am Debbie Drews

Tips for getting started.

It’s time to shed that winter gear and get outside. But, before you get the car loaded, take three steps and head into your own back yard to firm up those muscles and kickstart a healthy eating habit. What can be better than feasting on your own homegrown veggies? It’s easy to get started, and there are tons of nutritional benefits for you and yours.

Bozeman Gardening
Garden-grown: nutritious & delicious.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 10:11am Kassia Randzio

MWA reveals new online trail guide.

Looking to hit the trail? Look no further than hikewildmontana.org, the Montana Wilderness Association’s new online trail guide. Built by more than 70 volunteers, the site includes descriptions, photos, and maps for 225 trails throughout Montana. Plus, it includes recommendations to satisfy your trail cravings: burgers, milkshakes, pie, and more. Whether you’re in the mood for spring wildflowers, ancient cedar forests, glassy lakes, or mountaintop vistas, you’ll find what you’re looking for. Here are a few suggestions to get started.

Teepee Creek Trail #39
Location: Gallatin Range, Custer-Gallatin National Forest
Roundtrip Distance: 6 mi.
Total Elevation Gain: 925 ft.
Details here.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 12:56pm David Tucker

Blessed by the snow gods.

Last Sunday, I finally packed up my ski gear for the season. While there was plenty of snow left in the high country, I'd begun having dreams of tree-lined singletrack and the blue-green mountain lakes of summer, and I figured I should heed my nightly premonitions. But Mother Nature decided to have a joke at my expense, and dump over a foot of snow on Bozeman in a two-day, early-May storm. The skis came back out and went straight on top of the car.

Bridger Bowl Backcountry
With over a foot in the mountains, Bozeman skiers get the last laugh.

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