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Anthony, Zach, and David racing the sun down a ridgeline in the Gallatin Range (photo by Seth Langbauer)

In the summer of 2017, three friends set off on a journey to run from Bozeman to Red Lodge. In a week, they crossed 236 miles of the rugged Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the largest intact ecosystem in the lower 48. 

Hiking towards Old Baldy on the Rocky Mountain Front (photo by Gordon Whirry)

Summer's here, and that means it's hiking season! If you're ready to find and explore some new trails, we've got a few tips for you.  

A gnarled tree watches the sun rise above Murphy Peak in the Rattlesnake Wilderness (photo by Brian Christianson)

Chasing light in the Rattlesnake Wilderness under the cover of winter was a unique opportunity to highlight the beauty of this remarkable wild place that's tucked away in Missoula’s backyard.

A stunning sunrise over Stuart Peak in the Rattlesnake Wilderness (photo by Brian Christianson)

The project began with a clearly defined objective: to photograph the Rattlesnake Wilderness in winter. That’s it. But then something unexpected happened. 

Thunderheads build up above the Highline Trail (photo by Crissy Bauman)

We know what slipping and sliding along a muddy switchback does to our dignity and our boots, but how does it affect our favorite trails?

Blooming cactus with the Sweetgrass Hills in the background (photo by Janice Hendrickson)

There’s still snow covering Montana’s high country, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of places to get out on the trail.