all, December 2016

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Monday, December 19, 2016 - 11:26am Rebecca Alwine

On your next winter camping trip.

Children can add an extra element of consideration and work when camping. But using the experience to teach them to be self-sufficient will pay off big time. There are several ways children can pull their own weight on a camping trip this winter, and one is cooking. 

Advance food preparation is a big help when planning meals for a camping trip, and your child's role doesn't have to end there. Of course not all ages can be working over a grill or campfire, but they can certainly prepare and serve meals, making your camping trip a little more enjoyable.

Winter Camping, Bozeman, Montana
Good eatin' leads to good sleepin'.

So, grab these ingredients, a bunch of aluminum foil, and get your children cooking.

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Monday, December 12, 2016 - 12:02pm Charlotte Harlowe

Profiling Bozeman-based Seneca Skis.

“It’s important that skiing survives.”

So says Eric Newman, 31-year-old owner and founder of Seneca Skis. Newman himself almost didn’t survive, coming up short on a 75-foot ski jump on the Freeskiing World Tour in 2007. After shaking off a triple-broken spine, broken neck, and broken sternum (and a doctor’s proclamation that he’d never ski again), Newman started handcrafting sustainable skis as Seneca Skis (and skiing again) in 2008.

Seneca Skis, Eric Newman, Bozeman, Montana
The custom craftsmanship of Seneca's Eric Newman.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 3:00pm David Tucker

Fat-bike this winter.

Trying new things can be hard, and I'm guilty of new-thing-trying apprehension all the time, most recently concerning smartphones—I was a late convert and often wish I could switch back. I'm the same way about my outdoor pursuits, holding on to what I know until faced with undeniable evidence that change is necessary. My unwillingness to try fat-biking is the current case in point.

Bozeman Fat-biking, Advocate Cycles, SWMMBA
And I've been resistant to this why...?

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 11:02am GVLT

GVLT's ongoing trail projects.

The Gallatin Valley Land Trust is always hard at work behind the scenes, planning, fundraising, and designing new trail projects. Here’s what’s coming soon to a Bozeman trail near you.

Bogert Park / Bozeman Creek Enhancement
As a part of the Bozeman Creek Enhancement Committee, GVLT is excited to partner on this project to reconstruct part of Bozeman Creek through Bogert Park to return the stream to a more natural and ecologically productive condition. The project will improve the floodplain, enhance vegetation, and improve safety for people and wildlife. GVLT will be leading efforts to build new trails through the improved park in the spring of 2017.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 2:42pm David Tucker

Early-season powder turns.

Last week, I made my first turns of the ski season. Rising around 5am, I drove up Bridger Canyon, pulling into A Lot around six. I slid into my boots and slapped on my skins. I double-checked my gear and started up the hill.

It was overcast and snowing lightly, but temps were in the 20s and before long I was shedding layers. I got into a rhythm and made good time to the base of the Alpine chair. While I thought I'd be elbowing my way through other skiers, I'd been alone since leaving the base area. Every once in a while, I'd catch a whisper on the wind, but all in all, I climbed on in silence.

Backcountry Skiing, Bridger Bowl

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