Winter 2002-03

Features

  • Lift Lines

    Winter kiting on the fly.  I enjoy flying a kite on a breezy day, and I look forward to skiing every winter. But I must confess, I have never wanted to do both at the same time. I'm one of those skiers you're just as…

Departments

  • Snow Cat

    Bozeman's backyard beast, the lynx.Very few of us have ever seen a lynx in the wild. To do so you must be doubly lucky, because the lynx is both shy and rare. Like the mountain lion and bobcat, the lynx is silent and…
  • Hibernation

    Many Montana creatures pass the winter in a state of near or total hibernation. In protected burrows, animals such as squirrels, snakes, turtles, and bears enter a sleep-like dormancy for months at a time. The mammals live…
  • Season Opener: Taking It to the Next Level

    This issue of Outside Bozeman is something of a milestone. It was just over three years ago that a certain MSU graduate, a bit loose-lipped after several pints of Black Dog Ale, told his friendly bartender (also an MSU grad…
  • Yellowstone's Natural Events

    This fall, as visitors from around the world stopped to gawk at bison and ooh & ahh at Old Faithful, scientists scrambled to record some "unusual" geothermal events. Steamboat Geyser in the Norris area erupted for the…
  • Blasting Over the Hill

    Freida Johnson is proof that it’s never too late to learn something new and even excel at it. She began Nordic skiing in her late thirties alongside her teenage son Greg (who went on to race for MSU, then coached the MSU…
  • The Celestial Ski Course

    Winter's bracing air and muffling blanket of snow may send the grizzly into its seasonal coma, but for outdoors lovers, it simply means a change of gear. It's the same for the sky, which this season trots out a set of…
  • Dave’s Emerger

    An emergence took place here in Bozeman that shoved some classic fly patterns to the back slots of many local fishermen’s fly boxes. Their Brassies, Sawyer Nymphs, and Peacock Nymphs have had to move over for the Dave’s…
  • Trailside Geology - Bridger Bowl

    When buying ski passes, or heading up Slushman’s with protein bars and avalanche beacons, we don’t normally think about the mountains themselves—our minds are on deep powder and first tracks. But just for a moment, forget…
  • Winter Mountain Safety

    I had the dream again. The one where my friends and I end up stranded on a remote mountain during an eight-foot snowstorm. Unintentional "Survivor" with wet socks and no voting. I, as the hero (it’s MY dream), am a cross…

Gear Reviews

  • Western Mountaineering

    I have been selling sleeping bags for over 20 years. That makes for a lot of stories about cold feet and sleepless nights trying to stay warm in under-built bags. Enter Western Mountaineering (WM) from San Jose, California…

Additional Articles

  • Bridger Bowl's Out-of-Bounds

    It's the ever-looming question: When will Bridger Bowl allow access to the backcountry from its north and south boundaries? Bridger Bowl and the Forest Service have been in discussion over this for many years and there are…
  • Common Winter Forest Tracks

    There's a distinct sense of adventure in following animal tracks in the snow, and winter is probably the best time for developing your tracking skills. As soon as the ground is covered in a continuous blanket of snow, don…
  • Walking on Water

    Diving feet-first into the world of snowshoeing.From the first snowfall in late September to the lingering remnants in early May, buck up buttercup, winter's here! I'm a summer person, and besides disliking the cold, I used…

Book Reviews

  • Call of the Wild: The Art of Parks Reece

    In the staid, contemplative world of fine art, humor isn’t just out of place—it’s a social crime of the highest order. After all, we are told, the purpose of art is to transcend the ephemeral, to create a portal through…
Outside Bozeman Winter 2002-03

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