The Imperative of Ecosystems

By: Emily Stifler Wolfe Charles Post was working as field research assistant on the remote South Fork Eel River in northern California when he first grasped the power of photography. Among bear, elk, mountain lions, and 3,000-year-old redwoods, Post was helping renowned food web ecologists Dr. Mary Power and Dr. Sarah Kupferberg, study Foothill yellow legged frogs, which migrate from small mountain streams to the mainstem river to breed every year. In addition to his…

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Finding Yourself in the Mountains

By: Emily Stifler Wolfe Dale Evans was deployed to Iraq when he landed his first Wyoming elk hunting tag. Originally from Florida, Evans put in for the tag when he realized he’d miss hunting season back home in the states. That fall, 2010, he spent more than two weeks in the backcountry outside of Dubois, Wyoming, shooting a bull elk on day 15. During that trip, he fell in love with the West.   In 2014,…

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How to Make the Most of a Day Trip to Yellowstone National Park

Drive Time from Big Sky Resort  Yellowstone has five entrances with the West Yellowstone option being the most convenient for guests coming from Big Sky Resort. The park’s west boundary is only 20 minutes from Big Sky, but the gate where an entry-pass can be purchased is about an hour away. If you’re entering Yellowstone at the height of tourist season, it’s also important to factor in the time you’ll wait in line to enter…

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Beehive Basin: The Crown Jewel of Wildflowers

By: Emily Stifler Wolfe After Montana’s long, snowy winters, summer here can feel like heaven. And there’s nothing quite like the array of wildflowers that paint the high country in brilliant colors from June through August. Just north of Big Sky Resort, Beehive Basin is one of the most accessible spots in the region to catch the summer bloom. Between June and August, nearly 300 species of wildflowers grow in the basin, according to Montana…

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