Posts By: Clare Menzel

Resurrecting the American Frontier

At the Bad Rock Settlement museum, Stu Sorensen provides a detailed glimpse of Northwest Montana as it was in the mid 1800s to early 1900s

By Clare Menzel | Photography by Mandy Mohler

Service from the Saddle

Forty-five years after the first Back Country Horsemen chapter formed in Columbia Falls, members across the nation remain faithful to the founding principle of prioritizing service to the resource

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Up the Great Divide

The National Trails System celebrates 50 years as one of the greatest innovations in American outdoor recreation history: the long-distance hiking trail, including the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, 750 miles of which run through Montana

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Field Notes from a Century on the Shoreline

Morton J. Elrod, one of Montana’s most distinguished naturalists, founded the Flathead Lake Biological Station in 1899 as a testament to the power of intensive fieldwork, and today it is one of the most respected institutions of its kind in the world

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The Next Last Packers

Mule packing is dying. Or so they say. Meet the new generation fighting to preserve nostalgia, a timeless heritage, and wilderness itself.

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