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    Epic Spots in Southwest Montana | Palisade Falls

    By Ashley Keller | January 2, 2024

    Discover Palisade Falls: A Montana Gem Embark on an unforgettable journey through Montana’s stunning Hyalite Canyon with our second episode of Epic Spots. Palisade Falls Trail, just south of Bozeman in the Hyalite Canyon, beckons with its short yet enchanting 1.2-mile round-trip adventure. Trail Snapshot: Length: 1.2 miles (Approx. 30 mins) Difficulty: Easy Elevation Gain:... Read More

    Five Ways to be a Good Neighbor in a Mountain Town

    By EJ Daws | October 13, 2021

    By Michael Pitcairn Moving to a new town can be intimidating, lonely, and confusing. Using the tips below, you can start off on the right foot by getting involved in your new community, and help to keep the community evolving in the right direction. Volunteer With Local Organizations – Non-profits, businesses, and charities are always... Read More

    Our Favorite Big Sky Restaurants

    By EJ Daws | September 14, 2021

    Photo courtesy of Michaelangelo’s Big Sky   By Carrie Bryan, L&K Real Estate Staff Big Sky offers a myriad of outdoor rec opportunities; a cornerstone of the West for every enthusiast whether you’re a backcountry, cross country, or downhill skier or spending summers hiking, biking and fishing. When we’re not playing outside, we’re looking to... Read More

    How to Love the Bear’s World

    By EJ Daws | September 3, 2021

    By John Horning, Writers on the Range Last spring, at the height of some of the most anxiety-ridden moments of the pandemic, my father read a poem to me over the phone. He’s 89 this year, and while he’s vibrant and healthy I don’t take for granted any opportunity to hear his voice — especially... Read More

    Yellowstone Implements Fishing Restrictions

    By EJ Daws | July 26, 2021

    Town Crier “Briefs from the Region” (1) – 7/26/21 Effective Saturday, July 24, Yellowstone National Park is closing rivers and streams to fishing in the afternoon and evening due to water temperatures exceeding 68 degrees on recent days and unprecedented low stream flows. The closure will protect the park’s native and wild trout fisheries, which... Read More

    Fire Season: The Wildland-Urban Collision

    By EJ Daws | July 15, 2021

    By Amanda Loudin, Mountain Outlaw Contributor Shelly Olson understands well the danger of wildfires to people, public lands and private property. As assistant chief for the Grand Fire Protection District No. 1 in Granby, Colorado, Olson also volunteers as chair for Grand County’s wildfire council. She spent much of her 2020 summer helping disseminate information... Read More

    The District with Grit

    By EJ Daws | July 15, 2021

    By Mira Brody, Explore Big Sky Staff Walking through Bozeman, Montana’s northeast neighborhood, you’ll first notice its peculiarities. There’s a log cabin, a purple bungalow, a metal seagull weathervane pointed toward the Bridger Mountains to the north. As the city’s surrounding subdivisions sprawl at breakneck speed, the historically working-class neighborhood, nestled between the Bridger Foothills... Read More

    New Park, Same Traditions

    By EJ Daws | July 9, 2021

    By Mira Brody, Explore Big Sky Staff BIG SKY – Blankets and chairs lay a patchwork across the new lawn at the Len Hill Park in Big Sky Town Center on the Thursday night of July 15 for Music in the Mountains. Sneaky Pete and the Secret Weapons, the Jackson-based funk rock band, warmed the... Read More

    The Fish Whisperer

    By EJ Daws | July 4, 2021

    By Emily Stifler Wolfe Giselle Fontanazza Hansen pulled her drift boat up onto an island near Pine Butte on the Madison River and her two clients, a couple in their 50s, got out to wade fish. Not long after, the man had a fish on his line, so Hansen turned to grab her net. Suddenly,... Read More

    Safety Tips for Viewing Yellowstone Wildlife

    By EJ Daws | May 7, 2021

    By Christine Gianas Weinheimer, Explore Big Sky Contributor We’ve seen the viral photos and videos: wildlife close encounters of the wrong kind. But the fact is that animal attacks in Yellowstone are relatively rare and almost always preventable. It is easy to enjoy observing the park’s magnificent animals without putting yourself at risk. “If you... Read More