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the editors
Howdy there, folks. Love your mag — usually great fun and good info. We have a nephew at MSU, so your mag sorta helps keep me and my brother Will in touch with him. However, your summer issue, in our view, was less than the norm. Read more >>
Trail Maintenance Tool
Montana Mountain Bike Alliance
Modern trails systems are designed to shed water to help manage use. When you find puddles, or water running down the tread, take the time to investigate. Read more >>
Catch-and-Release, Keep 'Em Wet Campaign
LaFortune, Emerald
Fishing-photo protocols. Read more >>
Ramshorn Peak, Gallatin Range
Tucker, David
Climbing high in Paradise Valley. Read more >>
Bear Spray, Bear Safety, Canister recycling
King, Joe
The top 10 uses for expired canisters. 1. Replace your friend’s cologne or perfume to punish overuse.2. Convert to a flame-throwing ice-and-snow melter.3. Utilize as aromatherapy for difficult cases. Read more >>
Metrick, Dee
Learning to be a winter bitch in Bozeman. Read more >>
Getting stoked to ride new terrain
Reuss, Dave
The story on Big Sky Resort's recent merger with Moonlight Basin and Spanish Peaks. Read more >>
Nickell, Joe
Nobody moves to southwest Montana looking for balmy beaches. The choice to live here is a choice to embrace the long winters that come with the territory. June snowstorms aren’t out of the question, nor is ice-fishing in November. Read more >>
Gustafson, Sid
Skis often cut the limbs of dogs who accompany their guardians too closely underfoot. Bleeding can be from arteries, veins, or capillaries. Arterial bleeding is bright red and spurting and is more serious than venous bleeding, which is darker red and seeps rather than squirts. Read more >>
Western, Sally
Near Livingston, artist Parks Reece has made a new addition to the ever-evolving work of art that is his backyard. Built entirely out of salvaged and sustainable materials, a sauna now sits near his granite fire pit and barbeque. Read more >>
Grioner, Anne
I am a dog owner—a diligent, doo-discarding dog owner. My neighbors are also dog owners—indifferent, dookie-slinging dog owners. Yep, they pitch poo. I share a square of grass, a popular toilet for many dogs, with the feces-flinging monkeys. Read more >>
Keyes, Fletcher
Every Montana angler with a conscience should keep in mind that fishing is a brutal sport. Read more >>
Beaudoin, Kate
Shakespeare wrote “thy breath be rude,”but I think thy breath has little attitude.Dullness, neglect, but not vulgarity—of emotions you haven’t even slight sincerity.While your chill betrays some tempered winds,your stillness renders still their sin. Read more >>
Foster, John Clay
The last of the geese have frozen over in my backyard,covered in a foot of snow. I dig one out each weekand thaw it in the fridge—with a high success rate;even the runt is able to take flight after a few days at 50 degrees. Read more >>
Pinet, Carolyn Pettit
Ahead of me Hardscrabblecracks knuckles against clouds.Behind the Bridgers splaycrags in the oystery air.I move to a tango.Skies and poles glide, cut, break.I am partnered by the windagainst whom I tangle, kick.A flake catches my lash, Read more >>
Lach, Devon
When winter hits, trying to get vegetables locally becomes a seemingly grueling task, whereas eggs, dairy, grains, and meats may still be easy to find. So this winter, use these helpful tips for ways to keep your veggies local this winter. Read more >>
Chabot, Doug
Chances are you're someone who enjoys winter – as a snowmobiler, backcountry skier, or snowboarder, you probably dream of steep slopes and deep, untracked powder. Or perhaps you snowshoe or cross-country ski, and you cherish the winter woods and the solitude that a blanket of snow provides. Read more >>
"An Early Riser" by Mary Maxam
Sid Gustafson
I am instinctivelyAddicted to fishing,Innately I confess. With amigoed muskateersPescatelled in thoughtlessWaders deeply riffled I fish with ottersSnaking their furTails. Sigmoid herons, one-legging.  Read more >>
Public-Lands Heist, Public-Lands Access
Unknown Agitator
This folk rhyme was written in 17th-century England by an unknown agitator; in light of recent efforts to privatize wildlife and our priceless public landscapes, its message rings just as true today. —THE EDITORS Read more >>
Bike Maintenance, Bike Tuning
Steve Bjorklund
Whether you rode all winter or left your bike in the garage, spring’s combination of water, grit, and mud on your drivetrain will shorten the life of your parts. Here are some easy steps for a longer-lasting bike. Read more >>
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