Head Lines & Features

To the max

New wave moves forward

The Clark Fork is one step closer to getting a second surf wave near downtown Missoula.

(Head Lines & Features)   Oct 22, 2014

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Any way up

Pamela Shanti Pack’s climbing career was supposed to be over—until she found a different way to reach the top of her sport

Pamela Shanti Pack sat in a Colorado emergency room, thinking her climbing days were done.

Jun 1, 2014

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In with the fish

Southwest Montana’s trout streams are a wadefisher’s dream

At some point during the past 20 years most people decided that Montana’s trout streams are best fished from a drift boat and that wadefishing has somehow become passé.

(Head Lines & Features)   Jun 1, 2014

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Man vs. mountain

Wherein the author runs the very first Rut and gets a muddy introduction to Montana’s hardcore trail-running culture

Jackson Pollock.

(Head Lines & Features)   Jun 1, 2014

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Training with Tyler

Former pro cyclist’s coaching company continues to grow

During his nearly 15 years as a professional cyclist, Tyler Hamilton says his complete focus on the sport made him, socially speaking, “kind of a monk.” The former Tour de France competitor and 2004 Olympic gold medalist trained almost around the clock, building and maintaining his strength and ability.

(Head Lines & Features)   Jun 1, 2014

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The Tracker

Glacier National Park

2,190,375 Total visitors in 2013, marking the park’s fourth-busiest year on record, despite a two-week government shutdown in October.

(Head Lines & Features)   Jun 1, 2014

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Head Light

Stay focused

Action shots at altitude raise the stakes

Last summer I set out to climb Mount Jackson in Glacier National Park with my climbing partner, Abe.

Jun 1, 2014

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Wild Things

Eagle eye

How to tell the difference between North America’s two largest raptors

It appeared as if Rudolph Jr. had misjudged his take-off and met his demise.

Jun 1, 2014

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Grub

To a tea

Dialing in a chilled Summer classic

Summer has a way of making iced tea extra appealing, and vice versa.

Jun 1, 2014

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Head Trip

Lab rats

A sometimes uncomfortably intimate look at Montana’s cutting-edge athlete-performance research facility, and its contagiously enthusiastic leader, Dr. Brent Ruby

As we wait for the heat chamber to warm up, Brent Ruby and his senior researchers, John Cuddy and Walter Hailes, regale me with stories of misadventure in the measurement of core temperature.

(Head Trip)   Oct 22, 2014

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Head Gear

Creature comforts

Nonessential items our writers can’t do without

Pillow stuff sack In an era when shedding every possible ounce from one’s pack is en vogue, there’s one item I refused to give up: my pillow stuff sack.

Oct 22, 2014

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Let’s get reel

When selecting the perfect fly reel to help land that lunker, four things should be considered: material, drag system, price and size.

Oct 22, 2014

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The Crux

Be prepared

A simple motto for an uncertain time at Glacier National Park

As a teenager growing up in California, I was pretty heavily involved with backpacking, climbing and backcountry skiing.

Jun 1, 2014

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