Christopher Dyrland-Marquis

Chris is an avid hiker in the Bozeman area and enjoys exploring local trails. He splits his time between writing and trying to find his way back out of the woods.

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Bullseye Your Target Shooting

Christopher Dyrland-Marquis

As our dusty pickup truck jostled upwards through its desiccated surroundings, fine clouds of grit spewed from its tires and dissipated into a light, but sweltering breeze. For over half an hour my girlfriend and I had been progressing at a steady…

Top 10 Trivia Night Venues

Christopher Dyrland-Marquis

While our “spring” weather seems to deeply enjoy misbehaving, Bozeman residents can lift weary heads from their hands, and take heart in one of the best activities for the downtrodden to pass time until summer arrives: some trivia! With…

The Science of Whiskey

Christopher Dyrland-Marquis

Montana Science Center Introduces New 21+ After Dark Event

Cabinets of Curiosity at the Story Mansion

Christopher Dyrland-Marquis

With another beautiful Bozeman spring upon us, city thespians and art fans will be delighted to learn that Random Acts of Silliness and Bozeman Parks and Recreation have teamed up to present an imaginative community exhibit to the public. Taking…

Top 10 Sustainable Practices for Montanans

Christopher Dyrland-Marquis

Hip hip, hooray! It looks like we’ve all survived another winter, and (for the most part) came out smiling on the other side. Our cave-dwelling ancestors would surely be wiping their eyes in pride. But, as we marvel at the fresh regeneration of…

Top 10 Recreational Sports League in Bozeman

Christopher Dyrland-Marquis

Looking for some good, community-centric activities to fill your time in the near future and keep you active? Well, you’re in luck, because Bozeman offers a host of recreational leagues to choose from. Whether your golden days are ahead of you…

Beginner Hockey League Boasts a Tightly Knit Community

Christopher Dyrland-Marquis

The sound of clacking hockey sticks echoed through the evening’s misty air at Ressler Ice Rink as two opposing players fought for a puck amongst excited cheers. One—garbed in yellow—attempted to outmaneuver his blue-jerseyed rival:…

Top 10 Date Spots in Bozeman

Christopher Dyrland-Marquis

While February can tend to resemble the interior of a neglected freezer, it doesn’t mean that bleeding hearts can’t search for love in the frosty air. Bozeman boasts an immense selection of fun, winter wonderland activities to choose…

Mountains Walking Brewery

Christopher Dyrland-Marquis

When you first set foot inside Mountains Walking Brewery—greeted by its elegantly sprawling bar, long wooden tables, and an ambiance full of relaxed conversations, you quickly realize that you’ve stumbled across one of Bozeman’s…

Top 10 Winter Safety Tips

Christopher Dyrland-Marquis

Winter in Montana can be a formidable time of year. But, with the right know-how, you can ensure that your escapades through Bozeman’s winter wonderland end in smiles. Read on to learn some useful tips about keeping safe through the big…

Top 10 Reasons For Thanks

Christopher Dyrland-Marquis


Get Lost in a Field This Fall

Christopher Dyrland-Marquis

It had been hours since the sun had set, and we had been searching for what seemed like an eternity, but not one member of our group had come any closer to finding the corn maze’s end. In the pitch of night that had fallen over the field of…

Top 10 Historic Bozeman Buildings

Christopher Dyrland-Marquis

With technicolor leaves and an excess of pumpkin spice tumbling through the air this autumn, what better way to gear up for the Halloween season than to visit a historic (possibly haunted) building? Dozens of properties across the city qualify to be…

Chasing Fins at Hyalite Canyon

Christopher Dyrland-Marquis, photos by Brian Ripple

In the early morning light that grew on Hyalite Reservoir, a soft breeze rippled above its low waves and settled—slowly intertwining around the evergreens that peppered the water’s edge. I felt the green, Old Town canoe that I relaxed in…

Top 10 Acts of Montana Hospitality

Christopher Dyrland-Marquis

Big Sky Country is a unique land of rugged scenes, but its people are even more inspiring! Small town attitudes across the state (and maybe all that cold weather) generate special kinships between residents, facilitating kind practices that Montanans…

Tips and Tricks: Floating on the Madison River

Christopher Dyrland-Marquis

The bustling riverbank located shortly off of Montana Highway 84 buzzed with activity, as scores of tube-floating specialists paddled down the meandering Madison River, maneuvered their tubes to shore, and shared generous bounties of drinks and…

Blazing Trails At Mystic Lake

Christopher Dyrland-Marquis

The foreboding, summer squall barrelled through the alpine valley, rippling the surface of Mystic Lake and buffeting grass and trees growing by the water’s edge with pockets of blustering wind. The afternoon before had been as perfect as ever…

Top 10 Sights to See in Yellowstone

Christopher Dyrland-Marquis

With awe-inspiring geologic features and humbling natural phenomena, Yellowstone National Park stands out as one of the country’s greatest swaths of preserved wilderness. Whether visiting to learn about its impressive geothermal systems, spot…