Winter 2000-01

Features

  • The Hole Shebang

    Montana. To fishermen around the globe this word conjures images of rising trout, endless riffles, drag-free drifts, and spectacular mountain scenery. And while the trout probably rise as we speak and the riffles continue…
  • A Yellowstone Winter

    It’s deep winter in Yellowstone and the evening air is crisp and still. My breath hangs in the last weak rays of the sun which is setting behind the trees to the west. The crusty snow creaks under my boots. Occasionally, I…
  • A Ridge Too Far

    It was one of those days you might hear about at an AA meeting, the kind of nine-to-five-career-ending day that is the lore of many a mountain town across the Northwest. After nearly three weeks of clear skies, the clouds…
  • Some Like It Hot

    Where to soak around southwest Montana. Deep in a forested canyon, on the bank of a gurgling stream, a ceaseless flow of mineral water gushes up from the bowels of the earth, into a deep, narrow pool lined with rocks and…

Departments

  • Sausage Fingers

    Travails of a first-time ice climber. Ice climbing is a strange sport, if you can even call it a sport. A sport is a game – it has cheering, beer-drinking fans, there is usually a ball involved, and most importantly there…
  • Killing Fields

    A history of wolf-eradication in the Gallatin Valley.As they traveled through present-day Montana, the men of the Lewis and Clark Expedition were struck by the great number of gray wolves in the area, often seen feasting on…
  • Winter Climbing

    When the deep powder is tracked out at the ski slopes and it’s too cold for mountain biking, try some alpine climbing this winter. Many excellent climbs lie within just a few hours of Bozeman and require little technical…
  • Engage the Elements

    Never are we more at the mercy of our warm-blooded physiology than in winter. You know the feeling: it’s Sunday morning in mid-January, cold enough to freeze nose hairs, and you’re simply NOT getting out of bed. You…

Additional Articles

  • Get Outside This Winter

    Winter workouts around Bozeman.Ahh, winter is here: the air is cold, the snow is falling – now is the time to hibernate, right? Wrong. Now is the time to enjoy the peace and solitude of winter in a way that awakens all your…
  • Why Camp in Winter?

    No bugs fighting all night to get through the mesh screen and eat you. No sleepless nights clenching bear spray. So quiet you can hear the snowflakes hit. Cocoa tastes better. No muddy gear to clean. The brightest you will…
  • Avalanche Center

    All about the GNFAC.Chances are you're someone who enjoys winter – as a snowmobiler, backcountry skier, or snowboarder, you probably dream of steep slopes and deep, untracked powder. Or perhaps you snowshoe or cross-country…
  • Winter Birding in Yellowstone

    Four-footed furry creatures aren't the only inhabitants of Yellowstone's harsh winters; many birds manage to make Yellowstone their year-round residence as well. Along open waterways, look for the American Bald Eagle and…

Book Reviews

  • Book: Sand County Almanac

    A book for all seasons. Fifty–one years ago this fall, Oxford University Press published a slim collection of nature essays entitled A Sand County Almanac. Its author was the great forester, ecologist, and first-ever…
  • Book: Participating in Nature

    If you want to separate yourself from the modern world and get intimate with the earth, grab a copy of Thomas J. Elpel’s Participating in Nature and head for the woods. Not for a day, or even a week–with this primitive…
Outside Bozeman Winter 2000-01

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