Winter 2004-05

Features

  • Chronicles of Rider Dave, Part II

    Winter has arrived too soon. It’s early November, and my family is slowly adjusting to our first change of seasons in Montana. The snow doesn’t fly until December in Illinois and even when it does, snow tires are not…
  • Life on the Ridgeline

    As the warm July breeze chilled the sweat on their backs, Jonas and Kim shifted their skis and boots in their backpacks. It was Independence Day 2004 and their 57th consecutive month skiing. They packed in fireworks and hot…

Departments

  • Finding Love in Bozeman

    The temperatures have dropped and the nights have taken over the days. Suddenly we’re inspired to find someone with whom to snuggle and drink a hot cocoa, and maybe even, but only in the most romantic of situations, share a…
  • Book: Wild Animus

    Wild Animus is a novel that takes place in Alaska’s wildlands. It’s written from the point of view of Sam (later known as Ransom), a 22-year-old risk-taker who’s consumed with experiencing the life of a Dall ram by wearing…
  • Book: Finding The North Pole

    Originally penned nearly a century ago, Finding the North Pole is a collection of accounts of North Pole expeditions, including Frederick A. Cook's own report of reaching the pole on April 21, 1908 and Robert E. Peary's…
  • What's in a Label

    There you are, standing in the wine section at the Co-Op, faced with an overwhelming array of choices: red or white; merlot, cabernet, or chardonnay; French or Australian… the list goes on and on. So many wine-selection…
  • Children With A Sense Of Place

    Walk through the halls of Longfellow Elementary School and you enter a world where art and the outdoors intersect. Four walls throughout the school are testimony to the overall art theme that Longfellow has adopted: A Sense…
  • Get Out & Skate

    Ice-skating options around Bozeman.There’s no shortage of opportunities around Bozeman for you to slide and glide on the ice. Bozeman’s three public skating rinks—Southside Park at 5th & College, Bogert Park off S.…
  • The Art-Beat Of Bozeman

    It happens all the time in this great valley we live in. You’re racing back from Bridger Canyon to see what the sun is doing in its last half-hour of the day, and as you emerge from the canyon’s confines, there on the side…
  • Spire Climbing Center

    It doesn’t matter if you’re an experienced climber looking to hone your skills for a March trip to the desert, or have no idea what a figure-8 knot is but heard that climbing was better than playing your X-Box—either way,…
  • The White Season In West

    Wintertime in West Yellowstone is about as pure a representation of the historic Rocky Mountain West as you can get. Roadside snowdrifts higher than your car; sprawling pine forests and picturesque alpine meadows; rustic…
  • In the Flesh

    Soft-tissue injuries & sports massage therapy.Everyone experiences a soft-tissue injury at some time or another during the course of his or her life. The term “soft tissue” generally refers to muscle, tendons, ligaments…
  • Après Ski

    Where to go before going home.The energy is high after spending a long day on the mountain, so why call it quits at 4:30pm? It’s either home to the hot tub—if you’ve got one—or an evening out for a bite to eat and cocktails…
  • The Cowboy Hat

    The history behind it.No single piece of clothing is more endemic of the rugged spirit of the American West than the cowboy hat. The first cowboy hats were most likely modified versions of the vaqueros’ sombreros or the…
  • Chablis & The Trendy Chardonnay

    Chardonnay is a great grape that can make a wonderful wine—just not as often as many people think. The word Chardonnay has become synonymous with white wine and is perhaps the all-time blockbuster of “trendy” wines. The…
  • Squirrel Talk

    One hunting season, I was creeping toward a mature mule deer buck. I inched in, wind in my face, the lone bachelor still in his bed. Then, high up in a lodgepole pine, an obviously irritated pine squirrel leaned out onto a…
  • The End Of The Open Range

    When Nelson Story trailed the first Texas longhorn herd to the Gallatin Valley in 1866, Montana held great promise as a ranching Mecca, but 20 years later a cruel winter would put an end to the open range of cowboy lore.…
  • Icebound Extremes

    There are few recreational pursuits in this world quite as extreme, quite as foolhardy, or quite as all-out crazy as is ice fishing. It takes a mighty big pair of mittens to sit motionless on a frozen lake all day, waiting…
  • Yellowstone's Quiet Entrance

    You know that familiar dream where you're falling off a cliff, but you wake up, startled, just before hitting the ground? Carry it out for a second. Instead of hitting rock-bottom, allow yourself to plummet into a pile of…
  • Heal the Hurt

    The hard truth about soft-tissue injury.Anyone who has spent time recreating in the Gallatin Valley has likely suffered the symptoms of soft-tissue injury in one form or another. It comes with the territory. By and large,…
  • An Icy Revelation

    “Should we take the transceivers?” Caleb asks.“I don’t think we’ll need them,” I reply. “The snowpack seems pretty stable. Besides, if there’s a possibility of a slide, we just won’t climb.” “Good call,” Caleb says. That…
  • Outdoor Improvement

    Big Sky Youth Empowerment Project gets local teens outside.Imagine being of limited means, then receiving a snowboard, all the gear, and a Big Sky lift ticket to go hang out with a new group of friends on Saturdays: an…

Gear Reviews

  • Cloudveil - Jackson, Wyoming

    Cloudveil—Jackson, WYCody Bowl Glove $75www.cloudveil.com877-255-8345Warmth and superior dexterity come together in the Cody Bowl Glove, Cloudveil’s mid-range winter handwear. With an integrated fleece lining and elastic…

Columns

  • Excercising When Sick

    On belay! More than any other, this brief statement says succinctly and clearly, “I’m properly equipped, I’m in position, I’m prepared, you can trust me.” When you accept advice about your health and safety, you just as…
  • Hi-Viz Griffith's Gnat

    Winter in Montana offers some tremendous opportunities for fly-fishing. What many anglers do not know, as they look out their front windows on a Sunday afternoon at steadily falling snowflakes, is that eight- to 18-inch…
Outside Bozeman Winter 2004-05

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