Book: Peakbagging Montana

If exploring the unknown on foot holds any appeal, open up Peakbagging Montana (Riverbend Publishing, $15) and prepare for a long summer—and a lifetime, for that matter—of vigorous outdoor adventure. Author Cedron Jones outlines 53 hikes and scrambles under the Big Sky, from classics like Granite Peak and Mount Cowan to obscure, out-of-the-way peaks such as Chalk Buttes south of Ekalaka and Kintla Peak near the Canadian border. Concise and well organized, with easy-to-read maps and abundant photos, this book gives you everything you need—and nothing you don’t—in order to get up just about every mountain in Montana.