To the max

New wave moves forward

The Clark Fork is one step closer to getting a second surf wave near downtown Missoula.

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Any way up

Pamela Shanti Pack’s climbing career was supposed to be over—until she found a different way to reach the top of her sport

Pamela Shanti Pack sat in a Colorado emergency room, thinking her climbing days were done.

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In with the fish

Southwest Montana’s trout streams are a wadefisher’s dream

At some point during the past 20 years most people decided that Montana’s trout streams are best fished from a drift boat and that wadefishing has somehow become passé.

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Man vs. mountain

Wherein the author runs the very first Rut and gets a muddy introduction to Montana’s hardcore trail-running culture

Jackson Pollock.

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Training with Tyler

Former pro cyclist’s coaching company continues to grow

During his nearly 15 years as a professional cyclist, Tyler Hamilton says his complete focus on the sport made him, socially speaking, “kind of a monk.” The former Tour de France competitor and 2004 Olympic gold medalist trained almost around the clock, building and maintaining his strength and ability.

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The Tracker

Glacier National Park

2,190,375 Total visitors in 2013, marking the park’s fourth-busiest year on record, despite a two-week government shutdown in October.

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Route less traveled

Adventure Cycling maps the ideal bike-and-soak trek

For the past year and a half, Adventure Cycling Association cartographer Casey Greene has been connecting dots.

(Head Lines & Features)   Apr 1, 2014

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On the move

Montana-made, Oregon-bound

Linsey Corbin knows a thing or two about motivation.

(Head Lines & Features)   Apr 1, 2014

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Best kept secret

Keeping mystery alive on the Marias

In the early summer of 1805, as it made its way up the Missouri River, the Lewis and Clark expedition reached a fork.

(Head Lines & Features)   Apr 1, 2014

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Waking up with Yellowstone

An early season cycle puts the park in its best light

For almost an hour we had been sitting, shivering, when a low, ominous grumbling crept from somewhere deep in the earth.

Apr 1, 2014

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Teeing off

Kelsey Wilmerding works her way up disc golf’s world rankings

Kelsey Wilmerding is what you might call a natural.

(Head Lines & Features)   Apr 1, 2014

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A tale of two trips

From off-season float to Super Permit decadence, Nick Davis gets an all-encompassing and entirely overdue introduction to the mighty Smith River

Over the first decade or so of my Missoula residence, the name of the river would pop up here and there, in casual conversation with like-minded trout hounds and river freaks.

(Head Lines & Features)   Apr 1, 2014

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Go it alone

A solo trip to Cooke City puts risk and reward into perspective

The avalanche came, as avalanches do, suddenly and with unstoppable force.

Dec 1, 2013

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Breaking trail

A father-son backcountry ski trip flips the role of responsibility

He tried to save it.

(Head Lines & Features)   Dec 1, 2013

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Big Sky buys Moonlight

Bigger skiing, prices to match

The fate of Moonlight Basin has been a worrisome puzzle for skiers—and for nearby Big Sky Resort—for years.

(Head Lines & Features)   Dec 1, 2013

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Grizzly guy

Casey Anderson survives “America The Wild”

When you claim your best friend is an 800-pound grizzly bear named Brutus, people might question your survival prospects, not to mention your sanity.

(Head Lines & Features)   Dec 1, 2013

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Page turner

Ski porn for your coffee table

Years ago, I rode plowed pavement to Red Lodge Mountain in a Subaru crammed with friends and rank with ski-boot stink.

(Head Lines & Features)   Dec 1, 2013

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Winter olympics

Seven Montana storylines to follow before Sochi

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(Head Lines & Features)   Dec 1, 2013

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Hold on the universe

One family’s push to continue a common journey

Gazing up at the clouds spread thick along the Rocky Mountain Front, I can feel my insides twisting into a knot.

(Head Lines & Features)   Sep 1, 2013

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True TV

Outdoor programming relies on an abundance of skill, flexibility, and more than a little dumb luck

My crew and I were thigh-deep in the frigid waters of British Columbia’s Thompson River when the driftboat came floating around an upstream bend.

(Head Lines & Features)   Sep 1, 2013

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Almost unkillable

A lifelong quest for carp on a fly

At 16 years of age, beneath a roller coaster named The Gemini at Cedar Point amusement park near Cleveland, Ohio, I vowed to catch a carp on a fly rod.

(Head Lines & Features)   Sep 1, 2013

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Fast and fearless

Running down new records

When Mike Foote started his stopwatch at 5 a.m., the desert air was chilly and still, and the customary pre-race butterflies had been replaced by calm and resolve.

(Head Lines & Features)   Sep 1, 2013

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Yeti vetter

Matt Moneymaker separates sasquatch myth from reality

Local bigfoot believers have plenty to be excited about.

(Head Lines & Features)   Sep 1, 2013

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Sew forth

The Wilde pack mentality

Inside a nondescript warehouse in Missoula, Carson Wilde describes the features of a small, black backpack he’s just sewn together.

(Head Lines & Features)   Sep 1, 2013

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King of the mountain

Conrad Anker is known for climbing the highest peaks in the world, but one promise keeps bringing him HOME.

The climbing gear is sorted and packed, and Conrad Anker emerges from his basement gear room with Hyalite Canyon on his mind.

Jun 1, 2013

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