I saw a sticker on a car the other day that reminded me of a priest I hung out with in Italy. The bold letters read, They still hang bike thieves in Montana.
Doing some background reading about poets and peaks – like Kerouac and Desolation – I stumbled across this essay credited with labeling the Beat Generation. Reading through the words of John Clellon Holmes reminded me of a conversation from an English class in college. Someone had asked, what makes literature? The answer, more or less: … Read more
Welcome to NYC, the city that really seems able to be everything to everyone.
This might not sound quite as crazy as heading for the West did back in the day, just close. I went back east to go climbing. And to see some of those much heralded autumn colors. Everyone I know from there talks about them. The fiery reds and oranges and bright yellows even made “shrapnel-bursts” … Read more
Autumn. The best kind of fall. Not that I’ve always enjoyed it, but it is a charming season. Used to be, for me, that these few months, or weeks, were just an interminable wait for snow to fly. Around here, the usually small, though picturesque, swathes of fiery changing colors aren’t popular enough to warrant … Read more
When I started working nights at a newspaper, my aunt, who lives in Spokane, Washington, asked, “Is that safe?” I couldn’t help but laugh. I think I had just finished telling her about how few other people are in the office when I am. To me, that’s more often a blessing, and I live in … Read more
“I went to Peru in the end of May through the beginning of June (2011) because I was taking an international expedition course, which involved learning how to organize a mountaineering expedition in a foreign country,” said Bozeman resident Tyson Roth. “It went through all the logistical planning and acquiring goods, and then once we … Read more
Optimism gets expressed in many ways. For some, it’s always finding their pint more full than not. For others, it’s finding themselves literally miles from the nearest ATM in a foreign country without a bill to put towards bus fare anywhere, and being thrilled for the hike. But why not? Most often it’s what is … Read more
Bozeman’s Trevor Sheehan takes advantage of tourism shift to Zambia to kayak the Zambezi River
“Going to the City for the weekend,” in most places, doesn’t involve this much altitude and fresh air. A typical trip to the city involves all those hectic clusters of humans that the word conjures: traffic jams, throngs of clueless pedestrians and towering buildings that obliterate the sun. But out here in the American West … Read more