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Contemporary Nomad

Headwaters Contemporary Nomad Reflections of a seasonal worker. Illustration by Isaac Passwater   BENJAMIN ALVA POLLEY M ist fell on the river and wet our faces as Mike and I forded the North Fork of the Flathead, with January chunks of ice and slush bouncing off...

You Don’t Know Granola

Headwaters You don’t know granola Camping isn’t what it used to be. And that’s okay. Backwoods Montana in the ’70s and ’80s.   ANNETTE STREAN-CORNELIUS M any of the friends that I made in my two decades living away from Montana thought I was extremely...

More Than Moving Dirt

Headwaters More than moving dirt “The wilderness doesn’t discriminate, and neither do we.” The Bob Marshall Wilderness Foundation works to make the backcountry welcoming to all. Volunteers from a partner project with The Woods Project, a Texasbased organization that...

This Is How We Grow Smart

Headwaters This is how we grow smart We can’t wish the growth away. But we do have the opportunity to shape it into something positive.  RYAN HUNTER W e live in a wonderful place. Outdoor adventures abound within a short distance from our front doors, and we have...

Montana’s Last Best Skies

HEADWATERS Montana’s LAst Best Skies Since ancient times, humans have gazed upward at a sky sparkling with stars. Although over 80 percent of the world can no longer see the Milky Way or the Northern Lights due to light pollution, Montana still has many places...

Summer Lovin But Not for Long

Headwaters Summer Lovin, But Not for Long New neighbors, brace yourself: It’s not all sunshine and beargrass. PHIL GROVE T o the Flathead Valley transplant class of 2020: Welcome! You have to be the biggest in a generation. Regardless of what some of us jaded locals...