Some people travel to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks to check something off the old bucket list. Views of the Tetons? Check. Buffalo jam? Check. Others want to delve a little deeper. For the latter, a wildlife safari with a quality guide service can...

I don’t have any direct evidence to support this belief, but I’d be willing to bet that people have admired a fine view at least since some distant Australopithecine relative first climbed to the rim of Africa’s Great Rift Valley. There’s just something about lofty...

There’s nothing like live music on a warm summer evening, or all day long for that matter; the sunshine brings out the music and music lovers. Here are some of the festivals and concert series to catch this summer throughout the Northern Rockies. June-September, Thursdays at...

Yellowstone Migrations by Joe Riis (Braided River, $29.95) is a beautiful and ambitious illustrated study of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, and more particularly of the migratory patterns of the animals that call the region home. Riis, a wildlife biologist and award-winning photojournalist and cinematographer, has...

BUTTE, MONTANA, HAS A CERTAIN ALLURE for photographer Janie Osborne. First drawn there for a personal project, to research and photograph the Berkeley Pit — the Superfund conundrum that dwells in its backyard — she became captivated by the charm of a community that, in...

A SUMMER EVENING IN THE FOOTHILLS of Montana’s Little Belt Mountains, I sit outside to watch the sun sink. A breeze rustles the grass. Birds zip through the air, enjoying a few final flights before bedtime. One, a swallow with striking blue feathers, catches my...