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Where We Choose to Look

Headwaters “where we choose to look” Illustration by Morgan Krieg   BY JONATHAN FETTER-VORM B efore she would start a painting, my mother used to take two corners of matte board, two white L-shapes, and hold them up to the landscape, making a sort of...

“I’m Not an Artist”

Headwaters “I AM NOT AN ARTIST” Illustration by Morgan Krieg   BY JESSIE MAZUR I “never thought of myself as an artist,” my boyfriend said, adjusting the glasses he resents. He said this shortly after he spent an entire evening smashing light bulbs...

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...

Total Madness

Headwaters total madness Milen hand-tooling an eagle design on a custom motorcycle seat. BY KIANNA GARDNER I t’s a sunny morning in September and the Krastevs are in high gear, working among the organized chaos that is their garage-turned-studio in Whitefish. There’s...