Step by Step

Make 2019 a year to remember on the trails, no matter your level of experience, beginning with spring preparations

An Ecological Treasure

Since the 1980s, Flathead Lake Biological Station ecologists and other researchers have been rigorously studying Nyack Flats, a remarkable floodplain brimming with prehistoric insects, some living underground

Frozen and Freewheelin’

A full serving of the annual Chili Con Cheeno hits the spot for Flathead Valley adventurers during winter’s coldest days

Among the Trees

Snow Bear Chalets, brought to life by 150 craftspeople and complex engineering ingenuity, are recognized as one of Time Magazine’s World’s Greatest Places

Larch Laboratory

An invaluable forestry resource quietly grows right in the Flathead Valley’s backyard

Finding Refuge in Wild Places

The region’s wildlife refuges and waterfowl production areas are essential destinations for bird and animal watching, fishing, hunting and basking in gorgeous autumn scenery

Art, Antlers & Adventure

Aaron Bork has combined his passions for antlers and art into a craft that is raw, wild and beautiful

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