Fall 2003

Features

  • Work Now, Play Later

    Ski training a season ahead.Pre-season ski training. You’d never catch me even thinking about it during the pig-hot days of summer. Summer is for play: mountain biking, swimming, windsurfing, trail running without a watch—…
  • For the Birds

    The conventions of bird hunting distract the uninitiated from the sport’s finest points.People are always asking, “Did you get any?” As if that were the point. And bird hunters don’t help, showing around their snapshots of…
  • Restoring the Whole

    Flyfishing within the still clear waters of Ben Hart or Thompson spring creek, you would never realize that you also stood within a cattle ranch that has operated upon the barometric pressure of the rest of the world.The…

Departments

  • Blue-Winged Olive

    Early fall is a temperamental time in Southwest Montana. As night temperatures ease into the 40s, the daytime thermometer might reach 80, but it might also plummet to 30. Snow might collect in the rocky couloirs, or anglers…
  • Elk Legs & Pickup Trucks

    Our days are much shorter now, the rays of sun have faded in intensity, and the blades of grass have lost their luster. Although the leaves of autumn have merely begun, winter calls to us from around the corner with a…
  • Leave it to the Beavers

    The wind has died and sunset is not far away now. Birds are trilling in the bushes while insects hum and buzz above the peaceful wetland. Here and there, a fish rises to snatch an unsuspecting fly for dinner. Ducks squawk…
  • Book: A Montana Table

    There is a certain sickness involved in being a foodie. On a 100-degree summer day, I was fantasizing about French Onion Soup and rifling through the cabinets to see if I had the ingredients for Smoked Chicken and Corn…
Outside Bozeman Fall 2003

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