The Saga of Farlin, 300 Million Years in the Making

The Geologic History of Farlin, Montana by Rudy Molinek Broadcast 7.9 & 7.14.2017 and 7.28 & 7.31.2020 Listen:   Last summer I was helping teach a geology field camp near Dillon. On our way back to the Birch Creek Outdoor Education Center each day, after...

Batholiths: Born From Earth’s Giant, Slow-Motion Lava Lamps

Geology of the Bitterroot Mountains by Mike Peterson Broadcast 10.20.2019 Listen:   It is easy to imagine that Western Montana, dominated as it is by the Rocky Mountains, should be a great place to be a climber. I’m lucky enough to live in Missoula, where the...

Glaciers 101

Glaciers 101 by Charles Finn Broadcast 11.4.2018   Listen:   Glaciers: they are sculptors, carvers and artists. When the Bitterroot Mountains, the Missions and the Rockies were raised from the floor of the ocean it was the glaciers that came behind, crawling...

Weight of a Billion Years: Exploring the Beartooths’ Rocky Heart

By Sarah Capdeville The stone slab had dried from the afternoon’s rain and pressed roughly against my palms and bare feet. I peered up the steep face of the boulder I was attempting to summit and hesitated, my toes curled into a subtle ledge of rock. Wind rushed...