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Land of No Use – A Montana Wilderness Ski Project

Written on November 7, 2014 at 19:19, by

Land of No Use takes a look at the controversy surrounding Wilderness through groups of skiiers and snowboarders who visit many of the state’s recognized Wilderness areas as well as through commentary from Wilderness proponents and opponents alike.  

Practical Bicycling in Bozeman and Beyond

Written on June 19, 2014 at 12:25, by

In May of this year I participated in the 11th PechaKucha Bozeman with my presentation of “Practical Bicycling in Bozeman and Beyond”.  The format for PechaKucha is the display of 20 photo slides for 20 seconds apiece.  As a proponent of bicycles as a means of everyday transportation I felt it would be a worthyContinue Reading

MYOG: Frameless Franken-ruck

Written on March 21, 2014 at 16:01, by

I built a new ski pack a couple weeks ago (haven’t shared photos or written about it yet) and with my pack building motivation running high I decided to move right into a project I’ve had on my bucket list for a long time. I’ve heavily modified multiple Golite Jam Packs but have always yearnedContinue Reading

Advanced Snow Science Data Recording

Written on November 8, 2013 at 11:37, by

Doug Chabot of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center with a somewhat in-depth description on recording snow pit data.

The RecycleCycle on Bike Hacks

Written on September 25, 2013 at 11:00, by

I follow a great DIY blog called “Bike Hacks” which features reader submissions for creative hacks related to bicycles.  These are usually really down and dirty, low cost solutions for people more interested in function than form.  As a practical cyclist I’ve created myriad hacks to the many bicycles I’ve manned in my day andContinue Reading

Yellowstone National Park by Heinrich C. Berann

Written on June 30, 2013 at 18:00, by

Heinrich C. Berann, (born 1915 – died 1999) the father of the modern panorama map, was born into a family of painters and sculptors in Innsbruck, Austria. He taught himself by trial and error. In the years 1930-1933 he attended the arts and design school “Bundeslehranstalt für Malerei” in Innsbruck. In 1962 he painted MountContinue Reading

High Intensity Circuit Training Using Body Weight

Written on May 14, 2013 at 19:30, by

High Intensity Circuit Training Using Body Weight: Maximum Results with Minimal Investment The following is a synopsis of an article in the American College of Sports Medicine’s “Health & Fitness Journal”. The ability constraints can be a concern when it comes to getting people to exercise. High-intensity circuit training seems to deliver numerous health benefitsContinue Reading

Winter 2013 Snow Conditions

Written on January 23, 2013 at 08:52, by

It’s refreshing and reassuring to read bits like this in the local avalanche report: “In the last few years our snow has been more unstable than not and the danger rating Low rarely got used.  As a forecaster, writing Low for our entire area feels weird and unfamiliar, but our data and field trips have led us here.  WeContinue Reading

EDC for the Bicycle Commuter

Written on December 10, 2012 at 11:30, by

I ride my bicycle to work and for many of my errands year round and as such the potential for a mechanical is always in the back of my mind.  Fortunately a few simple tools are all that are necessary for most repairs.  The other key repair element not pictured is a telephone – becauseContinue Reading

How to Build an Igloo

Written on January 2, 2012 at 22:32, by

Photo © Mark Genito   Sleeping outside in winter is cold. On top of that it gets dark early and campers often find themselves with little to do other than build a fire and sit around it sipping whisky. Don’t get me wrong fires and a flask amongst friends is a wonderful way to spendContinue Reading