Watch Montana Artists at Work on the Bitterroot Valley’s Studio Tour

In a valley surrounded by the Bitterroot Mountains to the west and the Sapphire Mountains to the east, it's probably easy to see why many artists, makers and creators make their home in Montana's Bitterroot Valley. And one of the best ways to see the work of these artists is to attend the annual "Artists Along the Bitterroot Studio Tour" [...]

Meet Montana’s Bitterroot Valley, the Backdrop of the TV Series Yellowstone

Chances are, if you're a fan of Kevin Costner, the West or Taylor Sheridan, you've heard of the hit television series, Yellowstone. Airing on Paramount, Yellowstone is best described as a modern-day western and Costner has even called it his "postcard for Montana." While the Bitterroot Valley is known for its stunning landscapes, ranches, small towns and more, it's also [...]

Adventure Whitewater: A Thrilling Experience

If you have ever experienced the swift currents of a river from the inside of a rubber raft then you understand how thrilling such an adventurous activity is. The swift currents funneling between boulders, the waves that propel the raft upward, contribute to an exhilarating experience beyond comparison. But there are many safety issues to whitewater rafting. And if you [...]

Time to Commence the Golf Season

Believe it: Montana’s Bitterroot Valley is home to several spectacular lush fairways and manicured greens situated beneath incredible scenery. Golf is a terrific sport to play, and it’s a great way to spend some time in the outdoors, enjoying Montana’s beautiful spring/summer climate. There are several options for golf in the Bitterroot Valley, which means that regardless where you make [...]

Mountain Bike Season: Get that Bike Tuned up and Ready

It’s the season during which the trails of the Bitterroot Valley are drying out and getting ready to accommodate both the tread of hiking boots and the knobby tires of mountain bikes. And for those of you who plan to experience, on a mountain bike, one or many of the Bitterroot Valley’s endless combination of mountain trails, then it’s time [...]

Lightweight Backpacking Shelters: The Tarp

Ultralight backpacking/hiking gear has become something of a phenomenon in recent years. Companies seem to compete to see who can build the strongest and lightest equipment. But oftentimes the actual ounces that separate one product from another—one tent from another—is so minimal that most will not notice the added fractional weight. But that’s not always true when we compare one [...]

Sleeping Bags and Temperature Ratings:

The weather in the Bitterroot valley is unpredictable; springtime, especially, can vary between two extremes in as quick as one hour. When you stay the night in the mountains you need to be prepared. So, when you go to purchase your next sleeping bag, or you have to decide which bag to pack for your next trip, here’s a few [...]

Phone Battery: Keep a Phone Functioning in the Backcountry

Whether we like it or not the phone has become as much a tool for safety in the wilderness as it is helpful. You might need your phone to call for help, keep the time, etc. But you may also use it for directions; the IPhone, for instance, has proven to be an effective tool for navigation, and in some [...]

What to Pack for a Day in the Wild

The Bitterroot Valley is an expansive, wild place, where in every direction there seems to be an endless possibility for adventure. And one of the most popular ways to appreciate the area is hiking the vast network of trails. Here is a checklist for what to bring on a hike; it’s extensive enough that to keep you prepared and safe [...]

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