All Stories

Search
Newest first

Categories

On The Loose: A Bull Moose In Camera And Brush

November 3, 2017 // Big Art of Nature

A bull moose in Jackson Hole, photograph by Sue Cedarholm
In Watercolor Diary, Sue Cedarholm offers two takes on America's largest member of the deer family
Read More

When An Off-Duty Game Warden Kills A Grizzly

November 1, 2017 // Grizzly Bears, Hunting, The New West

A sow grizzly in Wyoing with three cubs. (Thomas D. Mangelsen photo)
After a mother grizzly with three cubs is shot in Wyoming, critics wonder why the person, who invoked self-defense, didn't use bear spray?

Read More

Chasing Summits And Running Toward The Sun

October 31, 2017 // Community, Community Change

The path into wild can lead us to ourselves and, in turn, knowing who we are helps us to better appreciate wild places, Timothy Tate says.
One week after Timothy Tate wrote provocatively about tragedy in the mountains, the MoJo columnist pens another on humility—and the ethic of using, but not using up, the places that personally inspire 
Read More

To Live Or Die In Bear Country: Counting The Seconds In Your Grizzly Moment Of Truth

October 29, 2017 // Grizzly Bears, Hunting

When seconds matter, are you ready?
Mountain Journal Takes A Deep Dive Into Grizzly Attacks, Bear Spray, And What You Need To Know.  
Read More

Lessons From A Hunter Twice Attacked By A Grizzly Bear

October 26, 2017 // Grizzly Bears, Hunting

The surival of grizzlies in Greater Yellowstone depends more on the behavior of bears rather than people. Photo by Thomas D. Mangelsen (mangelsen.com)
Todd Orr's misadventure with a sow grizzly offers insight for anyone—hunter or hiker—heading into bear country. Biggest take home: bear spray works
Read More

Standing In Reverence Of Yellowstone's Grand Canyon—And Thomas Moran

October 26, 2017 // Big Art of Nature

The Lower Falls From The North Rim by Sue Cedarholm
Okay, so I realize it’s an audacious thing to even dare to paint a landmark. I get it. In his first outing, Thomas Moran...
Read More

Lessons Learned From A Hunter Attacked Twice By A Grizzly Bear

October 26, 2017 // Grizzly Bears, Hunting, Wildlife

The Incident Involving Todd Orr In The Madison Mountains Offers Insights For Those Chasing Big Game And Adventure In Bear Country
Read More

Is The Silencer Gun Controversy Leaving Us More Tone Deaf?

October 26, 2017 // Hunting, Public Lands

Various kinds of suppressors that cal also be placed on hunting rifles and shotguns
Franz Camenzind Teases Apart One Disquieting Piece Of A Very Bad Anti-Conservation Bill In Congress
Read More

Citizen Crawford Asks: Is Bozeman Becoming A Banana Republic For A New Breed Of Investor-Saviors?

October 26, 2017

Requiem for Bozeman's historic districts? Andy Holloran's newly-approved Black and Olive development. The terraces in the back, at right, tower two stories over an historic house.
Downtown Bozeman, Montana Businessman And MoJo Columnist Tim Crawford Says The City Made A Mockery Of Citizen Democracy With Its Black-Olive Decision
Read More

Tory Taylor's Search For The Elusive Sheepeaters

October 25, 2017 // Book Review, Culture, The New West

William Henry Jackson's famous photograph of the Sheepeaters
In His New Book, The Retired Outfitter/Guide From Dubois, Wyoming Picks Up The Trail Of Greater Yellowstone's Oldest And Most Mysterious Mountain Inhabitants
Read More

Two Meditations On Mni Sose, Water, Mother Earth and Standing Rock

October 24, 2017 // Big Art of Nature, Water

Mni Sose  Photo by Todd Wilkinson
Mountain Journal's Poet In Residence Lois Red Elk Reed Unveils A New Work Focussed On Mni Sose, The Missouri River
Read More

A Tribute To The Ancient Ones High On The Mountain

October 23, 2017 // Climate Change, Endangered Species, Public Lands

At the top of a ridge, a whitebark pine forest is in the fight of its life.  Photo courtesy Ecoflight (ecoflight.org)
What does a forest tell us about our past and future? Scientist Jesse Logan pays tribute to the vanishing whitebark pine and shares what it foreshadows for America's wildest ecosystem in the Lower 48 
Read More

Whither The Mighty Wolverine?

October 22, 2017 // Endangered Species, Public Lands, Wildlife

Wolverine moving across snow, photo courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Few in number and scattered sparsely across huge geographic areas, wolverines are still hanging on in Greater Yellowstone. But for how long? Rebecca Watters says they need a human strategy to insure their persistence.
Read More

Holding The Line On Wild: Is The U.S. Forest Service Up To The Challenge?

October 19, 2017 // Forest Service, Outdoor Recreation, Wilderness

Enchantment Basin from Prusik Pass in Alpine Lakes Wilderness  by Jeffrey Pang
Susan Marsh spent her career protecting wilderness and trying to manage human pressures on America's public lands. Now this veteran of the Forest Service ponders whether her storied agency has the courage to confront the increasing impacts of outdoor recreation.
Read More