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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?

Spectacular views of the Big Snowies Wilderness Study Area on the Crystal Lake Loop hike (photo by Zack Porter)

There's been a lot of back-and-forth about wilderness study areas over the last few months, so we wanted to give Senator Daines an opportunity to speak for himself on the matter. 

Infographic: a guide to Wilderness in Montana

Looking for Montana wilderness facts? You've come to the right place. 

The last of the summer icebergs float on the sapphire surface of Black Canyon Lake (photo by Kristi Staebler)

Today is the 40th birthday of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, a "magnificent primeval expanse of nearly a million acres...a land of jewel-like lakes, clear cold streams, and picturesque waterfalls". 

The crew celebrating a successful project at Mystic Lake in the Pintlers (photo by Sonny Mazzullo)

Read about MWA's trail stewardship program, get the latest on the Wilderness Study Area defense, and more. 

The Swan Range poking up above the Flathead National Forest (photo by Hannah Ettema)

Explaining wilderness by way of experiences and things - horizon views, solitude, deep forests, high peaks - is one thing. Capturing what it mean to us is another challenge altogether.