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John Steinbeck said, “I am in love with Montana. For other states, I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection, but with Montana it is love, and it’s difficult to analyze love when you’re in it.”


We couldn’t agree more. Montana is home and travel for us. We love nesting in our chosen town at the Original Gateway to Yellowstone National Park. And we love traversing the state–climbing mountains, floating rivers, wandering through small towns and large ones (by Montana standards), and getting to know the people that, combined with an astounding landscape, make this state great.


Montana is bigger than many of the countries we visit, so there is a lot to see here.

Yellowstone River Trail

Sunday we went for a hike along the Yellowstone River Trail. The route follows the Yellowstone River from Gardiner (and the confluence of the Yellowstone and Gardner Rivers)18.5 miles into the park. Through-hikers start at the other end since you lose more elevation that way, but we were only going a short distance, so it …

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Time to Plant Winter Canola

Looking for something to do the first week in September? Why not plant winter canola? That’s right, this oilseed has many uses and might be a great crop for Montana growers. OK, not something that most of you care about, but it is the first story I’ve had on the web as MSU’s Ag Writer. …

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Sweet Pea Children’s Run

After finishing my work at the Bozeman Classic on Saturday, I met up with Henry and Anders and we walked down to the Sweet Pea Children’s Run. This is a 1K fun run that takes place on Main Street. About 1,100 kids–plus their parents–took part in the race this year. Anders ran a little more …

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Bozeman Classic

I’ve been pulling out my hair all week trying to get ready for the Bozeman Classic–5 and 10K races that take place during Sweet Pea Weekend (although the race is put on by the Big Sky Wind Drinkers and isn’t associated with Sweet Pea anymore). My job is to recruit and coordinate about 60 volunteer …

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Livingston Farmers’ Market

Every Wednesday evening from 4:30 to 7:30 all summer long, the Livingston Farmers’ Market holds court at the bandshell. Fresh veggies, free range eggs, the peach guy from Washington, organic pork and hand squeezed lemonade all vie for the buyer’s attention. We head down most weeks to buy vegetables, see friends and let Anders go …

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What Do You Know…about Montana?

Six Things You Don’t Know About Montana Here’s a little sampling (which I stole from David at Big Sky Blog). 1. No, we’re not all survivalist freaks. Plan a move-or even a visit-to Montana and the first, second, and last question anyone will ask is if you’re off to become an anti-technology right-wing hermit/gun nut …

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Yellowstone River on the Rise

May 21, 2008 When you live in Montana you think about the weather a lot. Maybe that’s true everywhere, but growing up in Southern California I don’t recall contemplating the weather much. In the winter I’d wear long sleeve shirts and maybe a sweater. During the summer it was shorts and tank tops. In high …

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