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Autumn larch light up the Sapphires (photo by Zack Porter)

Former MWA president Doris Milner was campaigning for wilderness designation for the Sapphires way back in 1980s, and we're carrying on that fight today. 

Looking out from the Mission Mountains Wilderness, designated in 1975 (photo by Justin Whitaker)

To celebrate our 60th anniversary, we're digging through the vault to tell the six-decade story of MWA, from our founding to today. This is part two, a glimpse into a decade of progess, setbacks, and change.

Volunteers re-tread a section of trail on Lewis and Clark Pass north of Lincoln (photo by Sean Jansen)

Curious about what really goes on during an MWA volunteer trail crew project? A lot of hard work, a lot of fun, and a whole lot of eating. 

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. 

Summer in the Spanish Peaks, the site of the first official Wilderness Walk in 1962 (photo by Diana Proemm)

To celebrate our 60th anniversary, we're digging through the vault to tell the six-decade story of MWA, from our founding in 1958 to where we are today. 

One of Borah's ultralight bivys in action (Photo by Borah Gear)

Adventure Capital is a feature profiling small businesses that are bringing jobs to Montana’s $7.1 billion outdoor recreation economy. In this edition, we're profiling Borah Gear, an ultralight backpacking company based in Troy.