Hunting Season is Here!

Montana’s general hunting season is here! And, as it turns out, there’s a very favorable forecast for hunters looking for elk. Read this recent article in the Ravalli Republic: Obviously, this is wonderful news for the Bitterroot Valley; and the recent weather forecasts, while looking favorable to the hunting and tracking of game, also presents certain inherent difficulties for [...]

Keep Safe In The Outdoors

The Bitterroot Valley is a mecca for outdoor recreational pursuit. You can hike, fish, hunt, golf, walk, bike, and run all in one place. It’s important to remember that safety is paramount for every one of these activities. And, while each activity has its own inherent dangers for which you will need to understand and prepare, one absolute necessity that [...]

Play Golf under the Big Sky!

Golf is a terrific sport, a great way to spend a sunny afternoon outside. And did you know that the Bitterroot Valley has some excellent golf courses? It’s true! The area is home to several. Picture this: looking out at the meticulously-trimmed fairways and putting greens set against the backdrop of mountains. Sounds nice, right? So, for you golfers, here’s [...]

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White Water Rafting in Bitterroot Valley

White water rafting can be an exhilarating experience, an absolute wild adventure. But, as with most adrenaline-fueled sports, there are potential safety issues. Rafting a river is an inherently dangerous activity, especially if you are ill-equipped or inexperienced. But, armed with a few tips, and, potentially, some preparation ahead of time, you can limit the risks involved. Use an experienced [...]

Springtime Fly Fishing in Western Montana

It’s springtime in Western Montana! Which means it’s the start of the season of hiking, fly fishing, mountain biking, camping, etc. This can be a challenging season to fly fish, however it can also be one of the most fun seasons to fly fish. Springtime is challenging, because the river levels and the river’s clarity vary day-to-day, sometimes hour-to-hour. The [...]

Bird Watching in Bitterroot Valley

Montana’s Bitterroot Valley is an excellent place for the bird watcher. Birding is a great outdoor pursuit for so many reasons. First, Bird watching can be performed for as long as you can comfortably walk, ride, etc. While Montana has other outdoor pursuits—things like skiing, running, and mountain biking—bird watching (or birding as we’ll refer to it through the rest [...]

Dog Sledding in Bitterroot Valley

Often times February means the last of the reliable cold weather (this is not to say that March—May snow is not prevalent—March is oftentimes the heaviest snow month) meaning that you can count on (usually) coming for a winter vacation and having the appropriate conditions. The Bitterroot Valley plays host to numerous outdoor and indoor wintertime recreational pursuits. Did you [...]

Ice Fishing in Bitterroot Valley

Western Montana is known for its diversity of outdoor pursuits, a hub of most any type of outdoor recreation. One wintertime recreational opportunity, one that doesn’t get as much press as, say, downhill skiing, or snowshoeing, is ice fishing. And, for those of you who haven’t tried it, ice fishing is an excellent way to spend some time out of [...]