Oct 14

In Fall, We Get Montana’s Jewels to Ourselves

By Rob Chaney They call Chicago the “City of the Big Shoulders,” but Montana has the Big Shoulder Season. Hordes of tourists jam Big Sky Country during the peak months of July and August, overfilling campgrounds and turning scenic drives into asphalt slogs. Few realize that September and October offer Montana’s prime time. The bugs […]

Oct 13

Get Out and Enjoy the Colors, Sights and Tastes of Fall

by Rob Rogers The weather is changing and it’s a perfect time to pull on your favorite sweater and hit the road. Montana really steps into its own come fall. The entire state comes alive as it wraps itself in all its autumnal glory. Best of all, says Jerry Kessler, a retiree and volunteer with […]

Jan 15

Marylee’s Moose

by Brett French The bull moose stood 7-foot tall at the shoulders, weighed more than a quarter of a ton and carried antlers almost 4 feet wide, yet Marylee Moreland wasn’t the least bit intimidated.

Jul 17

Dearborn River: Easy Day Hike

by Rob Chaney CRAIG – The Dearborn River offers your paddling Goldilocks a classic three-bears set of options. The upper third coming out of the Scapegoat Wilderness is Baby Bear, with a little stonewalled water park just outside the wilderness boundary popular with summer swimmers and a dramatic canyon near Bean Lake along its 16-mile reach where kayakers […]

Jul 17

Ptarmigan Tunnel: Moderate Hike

by Sherry Devlin GLACIER NATIONAL PARK – Legend has it, park rangers opened the doors of the Ptarmigan Tunnel one spring to be greeted by a hungry – read, grumpy – grizzly bear. Seems the bruin had denned in the tunnel, not realizing there would be no escape once winter’s snows blocked all retreat.