As any experienced angler knows, fly fishing isn’t the kind of sport you just launch right into. Tippet, leader, line, knots, flies, casting techniq...

In search of solitude The first time someone mentioned a packraft to me was about three years ago. “A pack what?” I said. Which is the response mo...

Fly fishing through Montana’s Bannack State Park My first cast into Grasshopper Creek was by the Bannack, Montana, jail. Beyond these dank and const...

Fishing mountain lakes As passionate as we claim to be, many fly anglers reach a time in our lives when that excitement wanes, and we yearn for a high...

The Creighton Block Gallery invites you to come and welcome Western artist Gary Carter! On Saturday, February 17th there will be a book signing and ar...

Three writers explore the bond that’s often shaped by time spent on the water Our Common Tributary by Myers Reece Addictions tend to strain relatio...

As angler numbers increase, is grace the answer?  It’s early morning on Idaho’s Silver Creek. The water is calm, the fly anglers are calm. Th...

An adventure-loving couple combines biking and fishing One could consider Russ Roca and Laura crawford gurus of simple living and the Zen of bike pack...

A trail re-route to save a species Last year was the 50th anniversary of the National Trails Act; this year seems a good one to stop and applaud the f...

Halfway to Halfway and Back: More River Stories, edited by Dick Linford and Bob Volpert (Halfway Publishing, $19.95), is the kind of collection that f...

A Bozeman steakhouse prioritizes great food and a classic atmosphere If there is one slogan that best describes the cuisine at Open Range in Bozeman, ...

Sublime interpretations of a wondrous new world   On a cool, wet spring day at Artist Point above the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, the ...

I want to catch a big fish the biggest a trout with a heavy wide tail big eyed and a big mouth a fish I can be proud of a legacy trout something to ne...

 A PRACTICAL AND ENERGY-EFFICIENT RETREAT ON THE EDGE OF GLACIER NATIONAL PARK People say it’s a good idea to really get to know a property before ...

SHERIDAN, WYO. Sheridan Travel & Tourism is thrilled to announce the inaugural Sheridan WYO Winter Rodeo, scheduled for February 22-24, 2019! Th...

Tickets for the 2nd Annual Moonlight MusicFest are now on sale. Set at Madison Village, this year’s festival takes place August 16th – 17th, and...

When Logan Leachman, a partner with JLF Architects & Associates, and his family bought a Bridger Canyon home on the outskirts of Bozeman, Montana,...

Farewell, Feathers NuDown’s technology transforms a jacket from breathable shell to insulated puffy with a few pumps of air. Jeff Pickett credits hi...

With the hearty selection of world-class ski resorts in the Northern Rockies comes a hearty selection of high-alpine dining options, from a backcountr...

Tippet Rise Art Center is preparing to break ground for the construction of a new pavilion designed by the world-renowned architect Francis Kéré! T...

After summiting hundreds of mountains, this extreme athlete is far from reaching her peak There’s no doubt that 2018 has been a good year for Jacks...

At this landmark spa and resort, historic doesn’t mean stagnant I’d imagine that few Big Sky Journal readers need an introduction to Chico Hot Spr...

Having planned our winter excursion to Yellowstone’s Old Faithful Snow Lodge in early summer — as it’s renowned for being booked solid in advanc...

Montana’s smallest ski area is a big part of the community One Sunday last winter, on the second ski day of a weekend road trip to Bear Paw Ski Bowl...

As I write this in early November, my home base in South- West Montana is already blanketed in snow, sketchy winter driving conditions are in full for...

A custom home in Big Sky, Montana, complements an active family’s lifestyle Matt and Heather Morris met at work, and although the venue was Fenway P...

The art of Joe Trakimas There was a time when American children played pretend games outdoors, involving things like sticks as weapons. But not Joe Tr...

A winter sport with Western flair Ebbie Hansen is a blur of color and motion as she tries to maneuver her anxious horse into the starting chute. The a...

Is the next state-record northern pike swimming in Fort Peck Reservoir? A hardy crew of ice anglers is betting their spears on it Joe Horn briefly d...

The small town of Tetonia, Idaho, propels a tradition Ever since he was a small child, Brent Robson’s life has been intertwined with snowplanes. His...

When the going gets tough, the tough get fishing ‘Twas the week before Christmas, and plenty of creatures were stirring in Paradise Valley south of ...

Skating the backcountry I’ve skated before, but this time it feels like flying. The ice is smooth and fast; it takes almost no energy for me to glid...

After 37 years, Big Sky Resort’s ski patrol director is hanging up his coat and cross  During his first week of work ski patrolling at Montana’s...

One of Montana’s most expensive Hereford auctions “Would you look at the butt on that bull?” The auctioneer calls out, as smiles crack in the c...