Spring 2015

Outside Bozeman Spring 2015Spring is a time of transition, and what better way to transition from a warm, dry winter than with a fresh issue of Outside Bozeman. Whether you're planning an epic whitewater adventure or eagerly awaiting the spring bird migration, we have you covered. As always, our in-depth gear reviews will make sure you're probably outfitted for any adventure, and our highlighted seasonal activities will have you wishing for more hours in the day. Spring is also the perfect time to start a new training program, so we've included more health and fitness tips, including an in-depth look at eating locally and its benefits for outdoor recreation. So now that spring is here, grab a copy of Outside Bozeman and get planning. Before you know it, it'll be summer.

Features

Missouri River, floating in MT, Outside Bozeman,
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England, Mike
Floating the Missouri Headwaters.“Rivers are highways that move on," observed Blaise Pascal, "and bear us whither we wish to go.” If you wish to float back in time this spring, to a place little changed from the days of Lewis and Clark, where the watery landscape resonates with the histories of... Details
fly-fishing, spring, Outside Bozeman, Montana, Kevin Howdeshell
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Sieler, Holden
Rethinking the Zen of fly. Assuming an overtly contemplative stance on fly fishing is perhaps the cheapest way to make friends in Montana––or enemies, as the case may be. Buzzwords like “peaceful” and “Zen” are the main adjectives at play here, and the sermocinatious fisherman doesn’t neglect to... Details
Bald eagles, Golden eagles, Montana conservation, Outside Bozeman
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Baril, Lisa
Renowned wildlife biologist Al Harmata.Born and raised in New Jersey, Al Harmata was “just a lower-middle-class kid.” He had no idea wildlife biology was a profession, so, although he always appreciated wildlife, he went to college for forestry instead. In 1964, however, he was thrown out for being... Details
Kayaking the Clark's Fork, The Yellowstone River rapids, Outside Bozeman.
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Schroeder, Dave
The Clark's Fork of the Yellowstone.Down in the cool waters,through swirling poolsabove thunderous fallsbetween giant polished bouldersand soaring canyon wallswe are at once immersed in angelic beautyand at peace with the pulse of a beast.                                    —J.P. PerdarderThe Clark... Details

Departments

Rocky Mountain Front, Montana Wilderness Areas, Outside Bozeman magazine
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Brayton, Lea
For the first time in over 30 years, legislation has been passed designating new Wilderness in Montana. The Rocky Mountain Front Heritage Act (RMFHA)—a bill passed on the federal level as an add-on to the yearly National Defense Authorization Act— allocates 275,000 acres of public land on the Rocky... Details
whitewater in montana, training on rapids, outside bozeman
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Tucker, David
Outdoor-skill development for the season. If you spend time in the backcountry, on the river, or anywhere in the mountains, certain skills are essential, even if you’re only going out with friends and family. While you might not be an outdoor pro, getting trained like one could save a life and will... Details
Kayak Fishing, Montana rivers, Outside Bozeman
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Howlett, David
An introduction to kayak-fishing.From the first time I paddled out onto a glassy Montana lake in a sit-on-top fishing kayak, I was hooked. I’m willing to bet other outdoor enthusiasts will feel the same, so I’ve compiled a list of benefits to help you get the most out of kayak-angling, as well as... Details
Calamity Jane, Outside Bozeman, Icons of the West, female historic figures
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Lee, Barbara
The life and times of a frontier icon.Late 1800s Montana was no place for a lady, unless of course that lady was Calamity Jane. One of the most famous women in the country at the time, and a living symbol of the frontier, Calamity, or Martha Canary, made the saloons and streets of Yellowstone... Details
raptors, outside bozeman, conservation, education birds,
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Brayton, Lea
The Raptor Center reaches out. It’s halfway through a warm day in the valley and a visually impaired red-tailed hawk named Rosa is stretching her wings in the sunlight, perched on the arm of her handler, Becky Kean, Director of the Montana Raptor Conservation Center (MRCC). Rosa is a raptor-in-... Details
Spring migration, birding in Montana, Outside Bozeman
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Lea Brayton
Bird migration in southwest Montana. In Montana, we’re blessed with abundant wildlife and unspoiled landscapes, allowing us to witness one of nature’s most extraordinary wonders: bird migration. When the weather warms and the season begins to change, birds return to the valley from across North... Details
Dirt road running, spring training, Outside Bozeman
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Brayton, Lea
Early-season, dirt-road running.Come spring, we’re all bored of circling subdivisions and itching to get on real trails again. But in Bozeman, snow lingers on the best trails till summer, and melt-out can make conditions miserable for the ill-prepared. To put miles on something softer than pavement... Details
Pipestone, biking, Montana trails, outside bozeman
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Tucker, David
Tuning into the trails at Pipestone. “This is one of my favorite downhills at Pipestone,” John says, a huge smile betraying his guarded excitement. “Just watch out for the stream crossing at the bottom.” And like that, he’s gone, dipping out of sight with Jackie not far behind as I bring up the... Details
Gardiner Arch, Yellowstone National Park, Outside Bozeman, North Enterance
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Tucker, David
If you’ve driven to Yellowstone through the North Entrance, you’ve no doubt experienced the traffic congestion that afflicts the gateway community of Gardiner every summer. Over the next three years, however, major infrastructure enhancements will change that. Improved parking facilities, better... Details
Runner at sunset, health and fitness
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Anderson, John-Henry
Six ways to restore optimal fitness. Every season, success comes down to how well you prepare your body and mind to withstand (and maybe exceed) the demands of your favorite outdoor activity. Each and every sport has its own set of critical demands which place excessive stress on joints, muscles... Details
The rocks of Revenue Flats, climbing outside bozeman
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Pogge, Drew
Spring rock climbs. As soon as snow-cover recedes, spring climbers in the Gallatin Valley flock to our few low-elevation, sunny, south-facing crags—and none are more well known than Neat Rock, Winter Wall, and Revenue Flats. All three are perfect for working out the kinks after a winter of skiing... Details
Mountain biking, trail running, montana mountain sports, outside bozeman
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It’s a rivalry that’s been simmering since cavemen first carved stone into wheels: runner vs. roller. Today, on the trails around Bozeman, this matchup is apparent in the legions of mountain bikers and trail runners enjoying Montana’s singletrack on any given sunny day. And since Outside Bozeman... Details
Shoulder Stabilization (start)
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Heyliger, Matt
Spring exercises for climbing. While some of us are still hoping to get in as much spring skiing as possible, the season is changing and the thought of warm days and dry rock is enticing. This is the time of year when climbers realize that winter has taken a toll, and it’s time to grow our forearms... Details
survival in Montana, wilderness, outside bozeman
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Are you ready for the worst?“It is always more sensible to keep yourself warm rather than trying to thaw yourself out later.”—Mors Kochanski, Basic Safe Travel and Boreal Survival HandbookAn underlying sense of doom permeates society these days, from the terror-inducing zombies of pop culture to... Details
Kayaking montana rivers, montana made beers,
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Brayton, Lea
The best watering-holes by activity. The sun warms your skin and you shed a layer as you push harder and higher into the mountains. Just when you think you can’t go on, adrenaline kicks in, and you take that last step, sprint that last quarter-mile, or clean that last rock garden. You have no... Details
CSA box, local farming, farm to table, outside bozeman
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Eat better this spring.  “Shall I not have intelligence with the earth? Am I not partly leaves and vegetable mould myself?” —Henry David ThoreauUnless you’re living at poverty line, there’s no reason to fill your gullet with crappy, mass-produced food from corporate giants. Not only are you sending... Details
dark mountain bright night, alpine lakes, rushing rivers, spring in montana,
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Brayton, Lea
Spring speaks promises of warmth, whispering words in the currents of rivers that rise like smoke to the big sky. The sun, ablaze with the energy of transformation, glazes sultry light on the landscape. Feral rays slip freely between the fingers of the mountain fir and break the spell of silence,... Details
Motion GPS
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Planning from your palm. Nothing is more satisfying than clearing off a table, cracking open a guidebook, and unrolling a map. Whether you’re searching for creeks to fish, peaks to climb, or trails to ride, planning is the first step of any adventure. These days, the planning toolbox has expanded,... Details
Cutthroat fishing in Montana, fly-fishing Montana, catch and release
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Or you won't catch them again. "Game fish are too valuable to be caught only once.”—Lee Wulff, father of catch-and-release fishingIt’s a noble ethic: showing respect for a fish instead of needlessly ending its life. Philosophical objections notwithstanding—one friend of mine calls the practice “... Details
fly fishing, Montana
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O/B Readers
Letters from O/B readers. Hooked on BozemanI loved the fly-fishing article “Surrender” (Summer 2014, p. 48). Last spring, I uprooted my life on the East Coast and moved to Bozeman. I went fly fishing for the first time on the beautiful Madison River. I’m DEFINITELY an amateur and I hooked more... Details
indoor kayaking, bozeman swin center, outside bozeman magazine, parks and rec
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Overton, Mitch
Recreation within city limits. Spring is a time of change, transition, and new beginnings for some, but certainly a shoulder season for most of us. As we say goodbye to Nordic skiing at Lindley and operational chairlifts at our beloved Big Sky and Bridger Bowl, let us say hello to some great... Details
The dump jump
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Reece, Parks
From July 2013 to June 2014, the Logan landfill collected over 100,000 tons of waste. Closed since 1995, the old, unlined Story Mill landfill emits volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that contaiminate groundwater and leak harmful gases into the surrounding community.  Details
Jewel Lake, Livingston Montana, Outside Bozeman, Paradise Valley
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Slepian, Maggie
Your Livingston-area activity list. If you find yourself in Livingston this spring, don’t plan on much downtime—the historic Western town is full of fun activities for the whole family.HikeGet your heart pumping with a hike in the Absarokas just south of town. Passage Creek Falls at Mill Creek or... Details
The Great One, Skiing in Montana, Outside Bozeman
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Multi-sport adventures are a rite of spring in Montana, and as such, we’ve created a contest to honor them. You have from sun-up to sundown to complete the ultimate outdoor experience of your choice, completing a minimum of three activities. You’ll be judged on quality of experience, originality of... Details
trend-setting, Bozeman, Fly-fishing, Outside Bozeman  magazine
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Reed, Tom
Casting before it was cool. I think it happened in late July, 1980.Carl drove. We were high-school buddies, pals who grew up together breathing the scent of rain on sagebrush and living for things like elk and trout and Western skies.We had beer in a cooler and a couple of good cigars between us.... Details
Yellowstone National Park wildlife, bison in the park, Outside Bozeman
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Bach Jr., Orville E.
Spring comes to Old Faithful. Each year in the middle of March, the Old Faithful visitor center and all services shut down for a month as crews begin plowing the roads to prepare for the spring re-opening. For a full month, the Old Faithful area reverts to an almost wilderness-like setting. It’s at... Details
dogs, pets in montana, bozeman dog parks, pet manners, outside bozeman
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England, Mike
How to be a good dog-owner. Nobody wants to be that guy—the one with the unruly dog that jumps on people, snatches food from their hands, and barks incessantly. Problem is, correcting this and other annoying canine behavior requires a certain doggedness: a resolute commitment to proper training.... Details
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When the spring sun blazes overhead, the glorious trails of the Bridgers and Gallatin Range beckon. But what about our own back yard? As any kid knows, there’s plenty of fun to be had right here at home—which is why Southside Saturdays is back for another season of in-town exploration. Hike, run,... Details
spring skiing bozeman, emigrant peak montana, outside bozeman
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Edwards, Becky
From Iowa to Emigrant Peak. “One more time, Daddy!” my five-year-old voice squawked at my father as he grasped my white-and-red Strawberry Shortcake mittens for one more “pull” up the hill. From my very first foray into the artificially frosty ravine called Sundown Mountain, smack dab in the middle... Details
Outside Bozeman wins award
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King, Joe
Amid ordered applause and squeals of spurious excitement, Outside Bozeman magazine recently accepted the 2015 Best Outdoor Journal in Southwest Montana (BOJSM) award. This coveted accolade was both presented and received by publisher Mike England, a renowned charlatan whose audacious exploits are... Details
Sandhill Cranes, Seasonal mating patterns, birds of southwest MT
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Sinay, Ken
If seasons inspire emotion, then spring is the season of love. Just look to the birds.Two sandhill cranes arrive in a wet meadow, which they’ve nested in for years. They face each other and with wings held high, they bow gracefully, beginning a dramatic and lively courtship dance.A bald eagle... Details
biking Montana, Outside Bozeman, trails
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Pogge, Drew
The outdoor honor code."Unfaithfulness in the keeping of an appointment is an act of clear dishonesty. You may as well borrow a person’s money as his time.” —Horace MannLike most Montanans, I’m not too finicky about social graces, economic standing, political stances, or personal hygiene. We live... Details
star map, spring sky, Montana, corona borealis
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Manning, Jim
The crown of the spring sky. Ah, spring—when a young cowboy’s fancy turns to thoughts of, well, calf-roping and branding and the sorts of things that make boy calves sing soprano. And as if to remind the cowpuncher of his springtime lariat work, the sky sports a starry lasso of its own.Use the high... Details
Montana Wilderness Association, Outside Bozeman
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McNeil, Brian
Caring for our trails. Ever wonder who keeps your favorite Forest Service trails clear and open for use? It’s no easy task. The Custer-Gallatin National Forest has approximately 3,118 miles of trail, 903 miles in Bozeman’s back yard alone. Behind the scenes, the Bozeman Forest Service trail crews... Details
Cutthroat in  Montana NP
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LaFortune, Emerald
Restoring a Yellowstone native. In 1994, Yellowstone National Park officials discovered that non-native lake trout had been illegally introduced to Yellowstone Lake and were decimating the cutthroat population. A poster-child species of the Park, the iconic cutthroat were a staple in the diet of... Details
Grizzly bears, Montana wildlife, Safety in the backcountry, Outside Bozeman
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Lisa Baril
Overcoming irrational fear. Every spring I wrestle with a condition known as bearanoia—the extreme paranoia that bears are lying in wait around every bend in the trail, hiding behind every boulder, and lurking over every rise. Symptoms include shortness of breath at the snap of a twig, breaking out... Details
Bozeman douche bags, Outside Bozeman, humor
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Are you a Bozeman d-bag?Lingo can be a good thing. It can be a fun part of any culture, and a time-saving linguistic device. But it can also be super, super douchey. Here’s a smattering of Bozeman slang to avoid at all costs—unless you’re playing in the douchebag Olympics. Review the inane idioms... Details
Cutthroat, trout behavior, fish and wildlife, yellowstone national park
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Jones, Andrea
Trout behavior explained. Ever wonder how trout mange to stay put in the rivers and creeks of southwest Montana during spring runoff? So did I, so I recently sat down with FWP’s regional fisheries manager Travis Horton to find out. What he told me changed my understanding of fish and the complexity... Details
women getting after it, men that don't ski, outside bozeman
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Ann Vinciguerra
Questioning outdoor connections. “I went out with a new guy last week,” I mentioned to my friends Al and Ian as we enjoyed a Cold Smoke at Ale Works. They didn’t pay much attention. “Twice,” I added. Al’s ears perked up.In a single week, I was taken out for sushi and served a home-cooked dinner. To... Details
Raptors, birds of spring, birding in Montana, Outside Bozeman
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Brayton, Lea
Digging the birds in our big sky? Check out these opportunities to spot more birds around the Bozone this spring.Sacajewea Audubon Society offers a free program open to the public every second Monday of the month, at Hope Lutheran Church. Each program features speakers discussing local... Details
river raft basics, floating montana rivers, outside bozeman
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A raft is an incredible piece of equipment, allowing you to comfortably travel down a river through the middle of nowhere and bring along all the amenities of home. From Class V whitewater to flatwater teeming with trout, there’s almost no limit to where you can go. But a raft is also a substantial... Details
pets, Outside Bozeman, Montana, dogs
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Allen, Holly
Canine considerations for spring. Spring means lots of new adventures for you and your furry family members.  Here are some things to take into consideration this season.ExerciseWarmer weather means we all feel friskier. It’s normal for dogs to store fat in winter (just like we do), but a heavier... Details
Aries, spring signs, Outside Bozeman,
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Bilverstone, Bill
Signs for the spring season.Aries: March 21 - April 20The stars wish to remind you that House Rock is not your friend. Each spring, it emerges from the ice like Godzilla from the sea to gobble up kayaks and rafts.Taurus: April 21 - May 21The waters of spring are finger-numbing cold and tying those... Details
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Didn’t git yer elk last hunting season? Fear not; the bounty provided by Montana’s fields, forests, and rivers never ceases—you just have to know what to look for. FishMost waters in our area are open year-round, and daily bag limits are liberal: five trout* and 20 whitefish. Not to mention that... Details
Family time with kids, kids in spring, outside bozeman, 2015
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Sheets, Jenny
Plugging kids back into nature. The slow dawn of spring brings the sun’s warm rays, the smell of fresh grass emerging from the snow, the sound of birds returning home—and then the scream of a bored child brings you back to reality: this season is wet, muddy, and you’re not the only one who feels... Details
shooting in MT, spring shooting, silencers, Outside Bozeman
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England, Mike
Suppressors aren't just for spies and assassins anymore. A change is in the air. You may not hear it coming, but you’ll see it—at sporting-goods stores, gun shows, and shooting ranges around southwest Montana. And if our state follows the national pattern, you’ll soon see it out in the field, as... Details
Illustration, colored highway
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Jensen, Brady
An empty bench, well-placed for the philosophic mind,Welcomes a wearied traveler, who’d forgotten the tedium of the hike.It has been years since you walked those slopes,Since you tried to look upon the roof of your home, or further.You take your seat and watch the sunSmear its watercolors across... Details
fly fishing the Yellowstone River, Outside Bozeman
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Way, John
Sling it this spring. Every spring, fishermen anxiously await the skwala stonefly hatch, largely ignoring the skwala’s smaller cousin, the nemoura. While mostly flightless and overshadowed by their famous kin, nemoura make up a staple of the trout’s spring diet. I started tying this pattern years... Details
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Wurtz, Gary
The Hwy. 89 South Bike Path in Livingston will get a much-needed facelift this spring, part of a multi-phase project to eventually extend the trail all the way to Gardiner. Park County received funding from the Montana Department of Transportation to resurface the trail, update signs, and make ADA-... Details
Elle's Belles, Montana themed cakes, outside bozeman
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LaFortune, Emerald
Local food-and-beverage businesses steeped in the outdoors.Bozeman is packed with burgeoning small businesses and the town’s outdoors-obsessed populace is a constant vehicle for their growth. Now, alcohol, sugar, and caffeine have made the world go round since Christ was young, but here in Bozeman... Details
fish caught in moonlight
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England, Mike
Poised carefully on the rocky bank,My stance is firm and wide.The line stretches, as if to break—Oh, can I win this fight?He increases the distance between usAs I stand helpless on the shore.I know too well the consequences;I’ve lost this fish before.Oh, I was young and impatient,And tried to horse... Details
Carving, skiing Montana, Spring Outside Bozeman 2015
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Mike England
To stretch the ski season even further—and enjoy an inimitable skiing experience “at the top of the world”—fill up the tank and head east to the Beartooth Pass. Usually cleared by Memorial Day weekend (depending on snowpack and weather conditions), the pass offers access to thousands of acres of... Details
Spire, Climbing in Montana, Outside Bozeman
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Slepian, Maggie
Spire Climbing Center’s long-awaited expansion is nearly complete, and the new facility is set to open in early April. The new-and-improved climbing center will boast over 10,000 square feet of new rope climbing and bouldering, a yoga studio, an expanded fitness area, upgraded locker rooms, and a... Details

Gear Reviews

The singlenest hammock by Eagles Nest Outfitters
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Certo, Johnny
There’s nothing quite like relaxing in a hammock under the springtime sun, and although there are many options to choose from, the SingleNest Hammock from Eagles Nest Outfitters soars above the rest. Weighing a mere 16 ounces, this hammock fits into an attached stuff-sack the size of a softball,... Details
Manfrotto's 3N1-35 PL Pro Light
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Krueger, Ryan
Getting the shot often means having the right gear accessible at the right time—and relying on an average pack will only get you so far. With the 3N1-35 PL Pro Light camera backpack from Manfrotto, you can carry all gear you own with the confidence that it’s safe and accessible and that you’re... Details
The Turtle Shell Speaker by Outdoor Tech
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Tucker, David
The sounds of silence make wilderness a special place. But the sounds of music make car camping, working out, tuning skis, and adjusting bike chains all that much more enjoyable. Enter the Big Turtle Shell Wireless Speakers from Outdoor Tech. They’re burly, so you can take them anywhere; they’re... Details
The Assault Hand Paddle by Backwater
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England, Mike
River-fishing from a solo kayak or canoe involves a slew of challenges unknown to driftboat- and raft-fishermen. One of them is maneuvering the boat when you’ve got a fish on—which is where the Assault Hand Paddle comes in. As your craft careens toward a rock or strainer, simply keep tension on the... Details
The Fast Alpina GTX by Fast Alpina
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England, Mike
There’s no better way to cure cabin fever and work off winter fat than to hit the trail. Which is what prompted me to pick up the FastAlpina GTX from AKU, a versatile trail shoe that attacks, with aplomb, the variable conditions of early-season trails. Though classified as a low-top hiker—and with... Details
The camp  chef sherpa table
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Howlett, David
Car-camping prep normally consists of multiple frenzied and unorganized trips from the garage to my vehicle. That was before the Sherpa Camp Table & Organizer from Camp Chef completely revolutionized my process. Now most of my gear is conveniently packed and zipped inside a moderately sized... Details
Oboz's Mendenhall shoes
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England, Mike
The accepted look for an official Bozeman Outdoor Guy calls for adventure apparel at all times, but must we really be prepared to hike Granite Peak at a moment’s notice? Some days are town days, plain and simple; and when I’m stuck in the office or running errands all day, I like the Mendenhall by... Details
Ruffware PFD doggie lifejacket
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Howlett, David
My little dog Brutus goes almost everywhere with me, including many waterborne adventures. He swims well, but he’s getting older, so I decided it was time for a life-vest. But it ain’t easy finding a PFD that fits an eight-pound Chihuahua (please, don’t judge—there’s an explanation). Luckily for me... Details
survival in Montana, wilderness, outside bozeman, medical kits
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England, Mike
To assemble a simple yet effective safety kit for solo outings, pick up this trio from American Medical Kits and rest easy knowing you’ve got most survival situations covered. The Pocket Survival Pak Plus ($80) combines all the usual items—whistle, compass, duct tape, firestarter, et al—with a... Details
OBOZ's Luna Low
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Slepian, Maggie
I was planning a multi-day long-distance hike and needed something to protect my feet as much as possible. The rugged outsoles on Oboz’s Luna Low hiking shoes drew me in. I took a gamble and set off without breaking these guys in, but never noticed any shoe-induced discomfort. The toe box is roomy... Details
Rassler, by Astral
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England, Mike
Famous for their low-profile PFDs, Astral recently expanded their product line to include, among other things, water shoes. The super-lightweight Rassler is designed for backcountry kayaking—hiking deep into the mountains before plunging into the water for a raging run back out. For protection and... Details
Everest Stove by Camp Chef
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Howlett, David
Cooking over an open fire is a romantic notion, but experience has proven that doing so usually results in burnt food served up with the tell-tale smell of singed arm hair and the painful sting of flame-licked flesh. Thankfully, I stumbled across the Everest Stove from Camp Chef. Just like I’d... Details
Circular  Polarizer Lens Filter by Manfrotto
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Allen, Bob
You sprung for a fancy camera but your images are still lacking a certain punch. Enter Circular Polarizer lens filters from Manfrotto. Not only will these filters protect the front element of your lens from dust, moisture, and impact damage, they’ll also help dramatically improve image quality.... Details
STM iPhone Armband
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Brayton, Lea
If you’re sick of stashing your phone in your sports bra, or just want to free up a pocket, the STM Armband makes a practical piece of running gear. Made of lightweight lycra that comes in three colors, the armband keeps your iPhone or iPod dry and also features a small pocket for spare cash, a... Details
Predator MX Kayak, Montana River Fishing, Outside Bozeman
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Howlett, David
As a kayak-fisherman, I need a vessel that’s just as capable on lakes as it is in rivers. To my delight, I found the Predator MX from Old Town Canoe & Kayak, engineered from bow to stern to be the ultimate mixed-water fishing platform. The MX’s multi-position Element seating system is tops in... Details

Additional Articles

Bear Spray, Bear Safety, Canister recycling
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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.4. Deter guests who tend to destroy the bathroom.5. Spray her once, and your cat will never jump on... Details

Book Reviews

The River Why by David James Duncan
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Mud-season must-reads.“You don't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” –Ray BradburyPeople and places change, and that’s not all bad. But what would be bad, disastrous in fact, would be the destruction of a culture, the neglect of the past, and the blind... Details
Prepare for anything, wilderness, survival in Montana, Outside Bozeman
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England, Mike
Though big and heavy, Tim MacWelch’s Prepare for Anything (WeldonOwen, $27) is one of the best items you could stuff in a survival pack—it’s got all the bases covered, from essential gear to survival skills to scenario-based solutions for every imaginable eventuality. Need a refresher on CPR? Can’t... Details

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