The Mountains (around Helena) are Calling

As our fans might know, we here on the blog are celebrating this February’s frigidly below-average temperatures by highlighting some of the best places to head outdoors this winter. We’ve been mostly focusing on the biggest activities, which makes sense, when most people think about winter, they think about downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing … Read more

The Mountains (of Anaconda and Philipsburg) are Calling

Snowshoeing in Southwest Montana

The Seattle-ites might be freaking out about the presence of winter, but in Southwest Montana we know there’s nothing better than some fresh snow (sorry Western Washingtonians, a shameless joke at your expense). Fresh snow means more skiing, more snowmobiling, and – as long as you wear the right clothes and drive carefully – more … Read more

The Mountains of Dillon are Calling

In the heart of the expansive Beaverhead Valley, Dillon is an outdoor-er’s paradise, and not just because it is home to Montana’s only Patagonia Outlet Store. Dillon is primarily know as a hot spot for fisherpeople, but it is equally active in the winter, when the cold weather and heavy snow open up new possibilities. … Read more

Feeling the arctic chill? Ice Fishing is the cure!

I think that in in general there are two sorts of ice fishing experiences. There are the sorts detailed in the work of the great philosopher Pat McManus which almost inevitably end with snowbanks, frostbite, and windchill, and there is the experience of my wife, who went ice fishing once, the sky was blue, the … Read more