Summer 2000

Features

  • Love on the Rocks

    Climbing in Gallatin Canyon. Easing over a small roof, I mantle up onto an ice cream sandwich-sized ledge, some 300 feet above the Gallatin River. It's our fourth pitch, and I stand quickly, hips tight to the rock, and…
  • Three Days, Three Rivers

    Exuberance meets caution in the roiling snowmelt of southwest Montana.The river was huge. Swollen and discolored from the previous night's rainfall, it looked like a swirling sea of chocolate milk. As I stepped into the…
  • Running the Ridge

    Bozeman's most famous trail run.Through the fog they come, through the early morning mist: two hundred loping crusaders, steely-eyed and sweat-soaked, rushing forward like a herd of wild horses – side-stepping boulders,…
  • Summer Under the Big Sky

    I intended to mow the lawn. I really did. Not that I felt any real need to, but I’d seen someone else doing it, so I thought what the heck, I might as well do it too.But by the time I got around to it, weeks later,…
  • A Fly Fisherman's Infatuation

    I am not a fly fisherman. Lacking a true affinity for political correctness, I am not a fly fisherwoman either. But I do like to fly-fish. It is therapy and yet it is madness, like an addiction. The lure of the river runs…

Departments

  • Colter's Great Escape

    By the skin of his teeth.In the summer of 1806, not long after passing through the Gallatin Valley, the Lewis & Clark expedition came across a small camp on the Missouri River belonging to a pair of fur-traders from…
  • Birding in the Gallatin Valley

    Hiking Montana's mountain trails is enjoyment in and of itself, but when you add the thrill of birding, it takes on a whole new level of wonder and excitement – like turning a lazy, late-afternoon river float into a safari…
Outside Bozeman Summer 2000

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