On the northwest edge of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem lies the Madison Mountain Range. With over 250,000 acres designated as part of the Lee Metcalf Wilderness, there is plenty of opportunity to find the serenity of the great outdoors. The … Read More
In southwest Montana there is a small mountain range with some big views. The Tobacco Roots Mountains are often overlooked, even though there are over forty peaks above 10,000 feet. Far enough outside the Greater Yellowstone, the land set aside … Read More
Imp Peak looks as menacing as it does beautiful. It is one of the four 11,000 ft peaks in the Taylor Hilgards of the southern Madison. These are the highest mountains of Montana, outside of the Beartooth Plateau.
It was good to revisit the Taylor Hilgards of southwest Montana. The last time I stood here, it was midway through the largest adventure I had been on. Twenty six miles with a mixed bag of scrambling over some rough … Read More
In the early morning hours, the sky lit up with an amazing spectacle. Not as common in southern montana, it was luck to have been outside at that hour. Every moment something amazing happens in the world. The trick is … Read More
Not all adventures have to be the most epic days. Sometimes a short afternoon stint is all you need. What’s important is not becoming too idle, for that can be all too easy.
Stop. Breath. Take it all in. This is why we explore. Always in search for the aesthetically pleasing, trying to reach the highest point and get a view so beautiful, it cannot be put to words. Never give up, but … Read More
The alpine tundra in winter feels like a frozen barren desert. It is hard to imagine such a brutal climate after seeing the thriving environment mid-summer. Even so, the high country is as beautiful as it is terrible.
Being able to explore high ridges and mountaintops in winter opens up a whole new world of adventure for those with a fiery spirit. A spirit hot enough to fight off the chill of the frozen wonderland. Such indescribable beauty … Read More
There is something special about adventuring in the high alpine. Part of it is the narrow window of opportunity due to the short summer. Some of it is the flora and fauna unique to this ecosystem. A good proportion is … Read More