Summer 2004

Features

  • Lonesome, On'ry & Mean

    We’re barreling down Interstate 191 in a third-hand Chevy Suburban; the mountains, like shuffled cards, pass by indiscriminately. There’s no fire of which to speak, nor are we being chased; this is Montana, by God, and we’…
  • Irresistible Change

    A look at Quake Lake. A salty fisherman, staggering to another haunt, pauses mid-weave. Cocking his head to the side, a puzzled eyebrow raised, he listens to the sudden lapping of waves rolling through the wharf to caress…
  • Thermal Theater

    Learning about Yellowstone's thermal features.Peering into the surging, superheated water of Ojo Caliente, the rising steam brings an acrid, sulfurous stench to our nostrils. We grimace in unison. The intensely alkaline…
  • Bird's Eye View of the Big Sky

    The Gallatin Valley is renowned for its happy marriage of wide-open space and breathtaking mountain terrain. From immaculate pastel sunrises to towering dreamscapes bathed in silver moonlight, the valley offers perspectives…

Departments

  • A Treasure State Treasure

    A quick tour through Virginia City.With only 150 year-round residents, Virginia City, the county seat of nearby Madison County, is the least-populated county seat in the State of Montana, barely edging out the 188 fine…
  • Lewis & Clark Caverns

    This summer, when the mercury rises and another float down the tepid Lower Madison River sounds anything but refreshing, one might consider loading up the family for a day at Montana’s first state park. Tucked back into the…
  • The Tinsley House

    Ever wonder what life was like for Bozeman-area homesteaders in the 1800s? The Museum of the Rockies has taken painstaking efforts to keep the memory of our geographic forbears alive, by recreating a realistic portrait of…
  • True Tales: Beaver T-Bone

    I was enjoying an evening bike ride with my dog, Kirby. Along the way, the trail ran between two ponds and we stopped to watch a large beaver swim around. I was surprised at how close he came to us—I could even see his eyes…
  • Outside Eatin'

    Summertime is the time to be outside, and what better way to soak up some warm sunshine than at one of our fine selection of outdoor eateries? With nearly a dozen open-air choices, you're sure to find one with that magic…
  • Season Opener: Five Years

    There’s a saying in the magazine business: three to breathe, five you’re alive. We’re not sure exactly what “alive” means, but we do know that this issue marks exactly five years of Outside Bozeman—12 issues and counting.…
  • No Place Like Home

    Existing is a game of eternal compromise, reevaluation, and modifications. Once in a while, a person comes across something that fits his or her life perfectly. For me, living in my truck was finding a square hole for a…
  • The Headwaters Relay

    We’d done it. Our team ran all the way from Headwaters State Park near Three Forks to Hellroaring Creek in the Centennial Valley—235 miles through spectacular Southwest Montana country. It took three days of running as a…

Additional Articles

  • 5th Annual Sustainability Fair

    July 10, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.Depot Rotary Park in Livingston, MontanaSustainability is…a vision and a journey that promotes environmental stewardship, economic prosperity, and community well being. Sustainability is achieved…
  • Gallatin River Celebration 2004

    No one can say for sure what day the Gallatin River was born. But that doesn’t mean we can’t throw it a party every year.After all, the Gallatin River provides us with priceless beauty, world-class recreational…
  • Big Thigh Country

    Trends with urban sprawl and obesity.Everyone's heard that obesity will soon become America's largest health threat and that two-thirds of us are overweight or obese. Now we know that urban sprawl is part of the problem: In…
  • 2004 International Fly Fishing Show

    Since the founding of The International Federation of Fly Fishers in 1960, the annual International Fly Fishing Fair has become the must-attend event for fly fisher folk around the world. This year’s 39th anniversary show…
  • Music in the Mountains

    Each summer area residents and visitors head to Big Sky for the annual Music in the Mountains outdoor concert series, which has featured top-notch national entertainment on the Meadow Village Pavilion stage every year since…

Columns

  • The Celestial Coffee Pot

    How to find a caffeinated constellation.Whether you’re a saddle-weary cowpoke or a wilderness adventurer, there seems to be one gastronomical truth about the Western mythos of outdoor living: at the end of a long, hard day…
  • Keep's Craw

    Early summer in Southwest Montana is typically striped with muddy, raging rivers full of the melted snows of winter. Most anglers this time of year seek out tailwater fisheries and lakes. The-stout of-heart, however, know…
  • You Break it, You've Bought It

    Bill Johnson just wanted to get his life back on track. After the tremendous high of winning Olympic Gold in the Downhill at Sarajevo, his personal life became a mess. He decided to go back to the beginning, back to the…
  • Camp Cooking

    The long days of summer are here for us to enjoy... but what to do? Well, load up the car with your camping gear and get out there is what I say. Enjoy Montana for what it is, an outdoor person's paradise. Whether you're a…

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