Investigate Ice!

Frozen water can take some pretty incredible forms! Learn about a few of them here, and then go out and see if you can find any of these amazing formations yourself. Perhaps you’ll even find some fantastic formations that aren’t on this list. Happy icy investigations!...

In the Shadow of Rain

by Alison James I love driving from Missoula to Helena or Great Falls or Bozeman, over the big passes of the Continental Divide and along some of our country’s most spectacular rivers. On the west side of the Divide, we pass green foothills, huge ponderosas and larch,...

Traversing the Interior Rainforest and Snow Forest of Cascadia

Story and photos by Nick Littman On my living room wall, I have mounted a many-colored map. I stop to look at it often, not to see where I am going, but to remember where I am. The map does not show me much about topography, or where highways go, or how big Seattle is...

Skiing in Our Winter Wonderland

There are many great ways to get outside in winter, from building snowpeople in your backyard to skinning up a mountain for some backcountry skiing. For a family-friendly and relatively inexpensive way to explore wintry landscapes, cross-country skiing is a great...