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The view from Homestake Pass trail. (Barbara Geller)

This section of the Continental Divide Trail offers smooth dirt surfaces, which makes for easy miles, and you can choose to make this scenic central Montana hike as short or as long as you want.

Fall offers a bountiful array of wild mushrooms in Montana (Egor Kamelev/Pexels)

Fall is the prime time to find wild mushrooms in Montana. Learn where to find Shaggy Manes, Chanterelles, and the rest of Montana's bountiful fall fungi. 

Looking over Jewell Lake towards Pine Creek Lake and Black Mountain (photo by Alex Blackmer)

Pine Creek Lake isn't a secret, but it's notorious for good reason. 

Camping on sandy spots, like this one near Corral Creek, is one way to reduce your impact (Tony Bynum)

Nobody wants our wild places to be loved to death. These easy-to-follow steps will help you take care of the places you love most. 

Snow clings to the top of the Snowcrest Mountains (Alli Behrens)

An expedition into the rocky peaks, emerald valleys, and wide prairies of the Ruby Valley offers a glimpse into the future of this special place. 

A gray fall day in Beartrap Canyon Wilderness (Larry Kilmer)

MWA volunteers and the BLM's Dillon Field Office are teaming up to monitor wilderness character and protect key wildlands in southwestern Montana, and we need your help.