May 2021

Boat Patrol on Yellowstone Lake

Rick Gale

I spent 22 summers in Yellowstone from 1978-1999 as a Seasonal Ranger, including serving as a campground ranger, road patrol ranger, boat patrol ranger, field training ranger, night shift supervisor, and crisis negotiator. Two of my 22 summers in…

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April 2021

Top 10 Regional Natural Hot Springs

Pat Hill

Natural hot springs abound in the southwest corner of the Treasure State due to the geology of that mountainous region. Whether developed enterprises or still in a natural environment, Montana’s hot springs offer a unique and relaxing way to…

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March 2021

Crazy About the Crazies

Phil Knight

Rising like ramparts from the high rolling plains of Central Montana, the Crazy Mountains are the highest and most rugged of Montana’s “island” mountain ranges. To the Crow people, they are known as Awaxaawapia Pia (Ominous…

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February 2021

Backcountry Film Festival

Jennifer Verzuh

Like so many events and activities in the past year, the Backcountry Film Festival has gone virtual. But while viewers can now watch the tales of recreation in winter landscapes from their homes across the state (and outside of it) rather than…

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November 2020

Peaks, Peace and Poetry

Kevin Brustuen

“When despair for the world grows in meand I wake in the night at the least soundin fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be,I go and lie down where the wood drakerests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.I…

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