Boating

First Float

As I start laying down wax on my snowboard in October, I start to wax nostalgic for long, warm days and their propensity to make me less pale.

(Head Out)   Oct 15, 2013

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Dark tide rising

When setting up camp becomes part of the adventure

I continued the comedy of bear-proofing my food supply as the late midsummer’s sun set.

Jun 1, 2013

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Camping

Honor Thy Placenta

Everything to the left of Forest Service Road 5070 was closed due the fires on Mt. Emerine.

(Head Out)   Jun 19, 2013

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Dark tide rising

When setting up camp becomes part of the adventure

I continued the comedy of bear-proofing my food supply as the late midsummer’s sun set.

Jun 1, 2013

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Climbing

Blodgett Canyon Climbing

Ben and I headed out from the Blodgett Climbing Ranch for two days of attaching to some solid 5.10 multi pitch routes.

(Head Out)   Jun 2, 2014

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Wind Rivers & Tetons Ride

Chris Bangs and Justene Sweet's 2013 bicycle-supported expedition from Bozeman to the Wind River and Teton Mountains of Wyoming.

(Head Out)   Dec 7, 2013

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Hold on the universe

One family’s push to continue a common journey

Gazing up at the clouds spread thick along the Rocky Mountain Front, I can feel my insides twisting into a knot.

(Head Lines & Features)   Sep 1, 2013

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Cycling

Tour de Tejay

Cycling’s best young rider reveals his favorite Montana routes

It’s been quite a year for former Montana resident Tejay van Garderen.

(Head Lines & Features)   Jun 1, 2013

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Clean ride

Doping crackdown clips Missoula XC

USA Cycling recently rolled out its new RaceClean program, a ramped-up drug testing effort intended to stamp out the blood doping that’s rocked the sport.

(Head Lines & Features)   Jun 1, 2013

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Fishing

True TV, Bonus Coverage

Nick Davis wrote about the trials and tribulations of bringing outdoor television programs into your living room in the new issue of Headwall (on stands now).

(Head Out)   Sep 3, 2013

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True TV

Outdoor programming relies on an abundance of skill, flexibility, and more than a little dumb luck

My crew and I were thigh-deep in the frigid waters of British Columbia’s Thompson River when the driftboat came floating around an upstream bend.

(Head Lines & Features)   Sep 1, 2013

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Chasing perfection

Or how I learned to suck it up and appreciate fly fishing

Day 1: The Bitterroot There’s a point where normal, otherwise benign activities can border on the aesthetic.

(Head Trip)   Jun 1, 2013

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Hiking

Lake Mountain

The hike to Lake Mountain in the Scapegoat Wilderness looks short on the map, but on the hottest September day seen around these parts in years, the 4,250-feet climb had me totally wrung out by the end of the 9.5-mile round trip.

(Head Out)   Sep 2, 2013

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Hold on the universe

One family’s push to continue a common journey

Gazing up at the clouds spread thick along the Rocky Mountain Front, I can feel my insides twisting into a knot.

(Head Lines & Features)   Sep 1, 2013

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First month in Montana

Just moved out to Montana from Wisconsin and had a couple weeks to explore and play before work began.

(Head Out)   Aug 1, 2013

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Hunting

True TV, Bonus Coverage

Nick Davis wrote about the trials and tribulations of bringing outdoor television programs into your living room in the new issue of Headwall (on stands now).

(Head Out)   Sep 3, 2013

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Skiing and Snowsports

Grey Wolf Peak Circumnaviagtion

A steep climb out of a bowl to a snowy plateau and ridgeline brought us as close to Grey Wolf as we would get that day and a good look at the summit run, which looked steep and scary from that angle.

(Head Out)   Jun 2, 2014

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MacDonald Peak Revisited

The views south into the heart of Ashley Creek Basin and over and into Mission Creek and beyond are spectacular and close. The further views east and north to the Swans and Glacier Park are long and inspiring as one stands at the southern end of the Canadian Rockies.

(Head Out)   Jun 2, 2014

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Sheepshead Peak, Mission Mountains

Sheepshead Peak rises in a direct 4,000' from Ashley Lakes to its lofty alpine summit.

(Head Out)   May 4, 2014

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