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Editor’s Note – Living Here Will Make You Crazy

Editor’s Note Living Here Will Make You Crazy  KATIE CANTRELL I“don’t think this is an unfamiliar pattern for many of us who have moved to the valley somewhere along our way: the outdoor adventures we used to think were for extreme crazy people are now just a...

An Illustrated Travel Guide to Flathead Valley Recreation

SATIRE Illustrated travel guide to Flathead Valley recreation We present six options guaranteed to raise adrenaline (and maybe even your hairline), fit for the whole family. Written by David Steele. Illustrated by Collin Hamman DAVID STEELE COLLIN HAMMAN Sperry Chalet...

Wilder-cred

Field Notes Wilder-Cred A good day outdoors is the one that brings joy. Leah Carlburg I love to get outside. I started to say that I love adventure. But really, I do not love adventure as I will describe in this essay. I love to smell the woods and feel the sun and...

The Agony of Feet

Field Notes The Agony of The Feet (And Everything Else About Skiing that Makes My Kids Cry) Squats will not help you prepare for a ski season with kids. KATIE CANTRELL T he angst of ski season really begins in October, when I have to convince my kids to try on last...

Maiden Voyage

Field Notes Maiden Voyage The long-overdue launch of the family fishing boat. (Cue downpour.) Meghan Hardt I t was just what we needed. Well, not exactly. I mean, Kirk wanted an aluminum fishing boat with a motor and what we got was a five-person inflatable boat with...