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...

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...