Spring 2003

Features

  • Spring Roundup

    From my blocking position atop a rock outcropping, I scan the broad, sage-covered slope below. There's movement to my left. Sliding along like phantoms, a small group of horses has veered out of a narrow gully and wheeled…
  • Fishing in the Wind

    Don't fight the elements.Fishing in Yellowstone wind, I've discovered how to remove a hook from my ear. I put a loop of line through the bend in the hook and jerk it out backward. While I was at a doctor's learning this the…

Departments

  • Up Early

    For sweet spring corn.Spring is one of my favorite times to ski. The days are warmer and longer, and if you hit it right, backcountry "corn" can seem like 2,000-foot groomers, without the cost or the crowds. However, to…
  • How to Look Cute in the Outdoors

    Looking cute is important at all times and outdoor recreation is no exception! Lack of amenities while, say, spending four days camping out and rock climbing, need not prevent you from achieving optimum cuteness. The mere…
  • Greater Wildlife in Greater Yellowstone

    I've stripped down to a t-shirt, sitting in full sunlight on a warm May afternoon. My friends, ten-year-old Kaeli and her mom, Linda, and I have been grazing on trail mix, sandwiches, pasta salads, and other assorted snacks…
  • Camp Cooking: Mulligatawny Soup

    Tired of the same old food when out camping? Sick of the typical smashed buns with semifrozen charred hot dogs? Just because you're outside doesn't mean your meals have to remind you of your sophomore year of college. There…
  • Probe the Pigs

    With the Nuclear Neapolitan. For me, fishing began 27 years ago, at the age of five when my family and I would thread fat nightcrawlers onto bait hooks and fish for anything that swam. Several years later I picked up a fly…
  • Crane

    When spring returns to Montana, so does the elegant and graceful sandhill crane. Flying in from their Texas/New Mexico winter feeding grounds, flocks of cranes announce their vernal arrival with wild, trumpeting cries.…
  • Mountain Life Support

    It's spring again, the season of renewal and anticipation. In a good year, you've had your fill of snow and cold by now. There's only so much you can stand of the climbing wall and the swim center. Summer's coming, and you'…
  • A Very Sweet Corn

    Every year in April, the sleepy town of Cooke City comes alive as backcountry aficionados swarm the town for a raucous good time known as Sweet Corn Festival. Put on each year by the Cooke City Bike Shack, The Miner Bar,…
  • Yellowstone in the Spring

    Ideal timing, or antisocial behavior?Yellowstone Park is an enigma to the everyday citizen of Bozeman. The natural wonders it contains are unsurpassed. The wildlife, the scenery, and all the steam and bubbling mud combine…

Gear Reviews

  • Review: Brodin Nets

    Based in Missoula, Brodin Nets has been constructing high-quality, classic landing nets since 1978, and they’ve just released a new line of products for the 2003 fishing season. The company used to manufacture their nets in…
  • Review: Wenonah Canoes

    Wenonah Canoe—Winona, MN Rogue, Rendezvouswenonah.com Kayak, schmayak! That’s been my mantra since the spring of 2000, when a friend and I ran the North Fork of the Shoshone in solo white-water canoes. The river was raging…

Additional Articles

  • E. Gallatin Clean Up

    Sick of seeing grocery bags wrapped around tree limbs as you’re casting for trout? How about those empty Budweiser cans bobbing alongside your boat? If you prefer our local streams waste-free, then join the Gallatin Valley…

Book Reviews

Outside Bozeman Spring 2003

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