Service from the Saddle

Forty-five years after the first Back Country Horsemen chapter formed in Columbia Falls, members across the nation remain faithful to the founding

Hiking Loops, One Ways, and a Lollipop

Maximize miles on the trail this summer with this guide

For Bees’ Sake

Local commercial and hobbyist beekeepers continue to better their practices in order to promote healthy, happy bee colonies

Springing to Life

The spring season’s weather may be fickle, but there’s plenty to do outdoors: skiing, fishing, boating, hiking, wildlife viewing

Winter’s Treasure Chest

Explore five of Northwest Montana’s prettiest winter destinations

The Extra Mile

Many of the wildest excursions in Northwest Montana start in downtown Kalispell, at a little mountain shop owned by Don and Colleen Scharfe, where adventure-minded folks find the finest gear, guidance and a community of their own

Rising Voices

I’ve Been Asking, a poem by Dylan Running Crane, from the 21st issue of the Whitefish Review

Preserving an Icon

View wildlife at the National Bison Range in Moiese

Awesome Autumn

Wondrous ways to experience a season of change

A Champion for Wilderness

Deb Mucklow Starling, Spotted Bear’s longest-serving district ranger, leaves behind a 37-year Forest Service career and a towering legacy of service

Poia Paradise

Forget about the summer rush with a laid-back hike to beautiful Poia Lake

As We Approach Mars

Carmel Johnston on her experience as the commander of the NASA-funded Hawaii Space Exploration

For The Love of Hiking

Favorite summits, lakes, wildflower and wildlife viewing areas, and other memories from a Northwest Montana hiking addict

Fast, First & Unspoken

In the outdoor playground of Northwest Montana, first ascents and fastest known times on local mountains are the stuff of humble and undocumented legend

Tunnel Vision

Hit the trail and discover the unique mountain engineering feat of Ptarmigan Tunnel