Field Notes: Travels with Lizzy
West Big Hole Recreation Area and Wilderness
Afoot on the CDT, Exploring Montana
The sun slipped behind the western horizons of Montana’s fabled Big Hole Valley, backlighting summits along a vast sweep of Continental Divide.
At the north wall of the valley, a huge black cloud was swallowing the Pintlers, spitting forks of lightning into forest and sagebrush, trailing curtains of rain.
Scoring Trail Karma on the Continental Divide
A lifelong "taker" gives back to the trails he loves through MWA's CDT Montana program
Afoot on the CDT
While I don’t normally consider myself a selfish person, if someone made that charge against my recreationist persona — the part of me that likes to hike, backpack, fish and bike — then I would have a tough time denying it.
Without a doubt, when it comes to outdoor recreation, I am a taker.
The Montana Wilderness Association wants to give you a solid fist bump. You deserve it!
We are celebrating the best year ever on the Continental Divide Trail thanks to hard-working volunteers like YOU. If you volunteered on a CDT Montana project this summer or are interested in learning more about our efforts on the divide, then join us at one of the upcoming events.
CDT Hiker Hoopla September 20th, 2013
Celebrate with CDT thru-hikers as they finish their epic trek
Afoot on the CDT
Celebrate with volunteers, thru-hikers and CDT enthusiasts on Sept. 20th. Food, drinks, live music and good times provided. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., music starts at 6:00 p.m., BBQ and food at 6:00-700 p.m., raffle prizes at 8:00 p.m., fun all night long!
Walking with the Wilderness Institute
Citizen Science in the Anaconda Pintler Wilderness
Afoot on the CDT, Exploring Montana, Featured
What is wilderness? For many, wilderness is an abstract idea that means different things to different people. Scholars have filled volumes discussing this very issue, but for the Wilderness Institute, which is associated with the University of Montana and funded by the National Forest Service, wilderness is a quantifiable resource. Every summer for the past eight years, the Wilderness Institute has run a citizen science program that takes volunteers out into a different Montana wilderness area to monitor their wilderness character.
Most people would place beer and healthy living on opposite ends of the fitness spectrum any given day. However, this spring, for one week only, the stars are aligned and you can have both at the same time.
What? How is this possible you may ask?