And now for something completely different … Despite the Monty Python comedy sketches likely called to mind for most people by that phrase, I tend to think of climbing in Montana. Either way, everyone ends up smiling. Anyway, when I let some of my favorite climbs in the Last Best Place run through my mind, … Read more
With the Bohart Bash making its earliest appearance on the Montana schedule in recent memory and the Tour de Bozeman following quickly on its heels, it’s a busy week of biking in the Gallatin Valley. Here are a few more photos from the past weekend, and the story is HERE.
Somehow it only seems fitting that the season finale for collegiate skiing should be accompanied by blue skies, sunshine and spring conditions. And despite the snow falling on either side, that’s what the 2012 NCAA Skiing Championships got. If you missed the action, the stories are here: – Day 1 – Day 2 – Day … Read more
It’s kind of funny that in a big ol’ state like this one there would be two climbing areas with the initials N.B., within a couple hundred miles of each other. It’s a little weird there would be two with the same initials, period. But anyway, at the Northern Bourbouns – across the dirt road … Read more
As the name might imply, Big Sky Country covers a lot of space. And a lot of miles of road. Here are a few glimpses of the stretches between Bozeman and Helena – from both sides of the Bridger Mountains – and the Paradise Valley, most taken from the passenger seat by Lyra Leigh-Nedbor. -SF … Read more
It’s kind of like the hole-in-the-wall gem that most people find an easy excuse to avoid.
I got my revenge on the Dragon’s Back.
A team of Montana State University students won a competition to design a proposed 85-foot tall ice climbing tower at the Gallatin County Fairgrounds as part of an attempt to lure the 2013 world cup of ice climbing championship to Bozeman.
I had expected this guy would fly as soon as I rode by. But he just watched. So I doubled back and snapped a couple photos. I think it’s an immature red-tailed hawk. However, reading through descriptions of the birds, seems equally likely it could be a Swainson’s hawk. Anyone with a better eye for detail who … Read more
Back when I was in elementary school, ‘Where’s Waldo?’ books were all the rage. I still don’t know why those pages of hide-and-seek were so much fun, but I have noticed it’s pretty close to the same game I play when I go outside climbing and fishing and the like. Except then I’m looking for … Read more