Fly Fishing Poindexter Slough – Dillion, MT

There is something about fishing a creek no wider than an S-10 Blazer is long and seeing brown trout come out of it that are so big they literally scare you.   I had two days off work with some nice mild weather projected, low to mid-forties with lots of sunshine and supposedly low winds. […]

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Snow reports!

So far, it has started out as a good year for snowfall. With backcountry avalanche conditions being considerable to high risk this season, more skiers are choosing to spend their time in-bounds for fun. The past few weeks have produced frigid temperatures, but along with that have come some awesome snow storms. The Bozeman area […]

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Fish on the brain

This time of year it is hard to not occasionally have your mind be other places. The temperature seems like it will never be above 20° again and the snow flies constantly. The days it does manage to get above freezing feel like a blessing and remind you of a warmer place and time. Peoples […]

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Valley of Snow Tires

It didn’t necessarily happen soon or happen fast, but good news for you ski bums, it is officially winter time here in Montana and we couldn’t be more stoked!!!! The past two weeks we have seen seasonably cooler temperatures and snow working its way down into the valleys more and more often. With big game […]

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Madison Valley Sunday April 3rd

I had a day off of work to kill on Sunday (4/3/16) and decided to get out and fish for a little bit. We had excellent spring weather and not wanting to mess with something that is already perfect I headed back down to the Upper Madison to fish for the day. Although somewhat uneventful it was […]

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The bears are out.

Ain't no sunshine here, sunshine!

Well, it is official. Yogi has left the den: Courtesy of the National Park Service: Blame the relatively mild winter weather for the early emergence of bears in the Greater Yellowstone area. The first confirmed report of grizzly bear activity in Yellowstone occurred on February 9. A grizzly bear was observed late in the […]

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Photo of the Week, April 4, 2013

Yellowstone Golden Eagles

This week’s photo is shared with us from one of our previous guests, Mr. Brad Sheard. Brad spent a week in the Lamar Valley photographing wildlife. This image demonstrates the difficulty and unforgiving nature of spring in YNP. Whether or not the eagles killed the baby (bison?) or if it died naturally is unknown.   […]

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Photo of the Week

Bridger Canyon Montain Lion

Here kitty kitty… Recent journalist and photographer Christophe Jobic sent us this photo he took while in Bridger Canyon in February, 2013. Christophe was here in Montana via Paris to explore over-snow bike travel in Yellowstone National Park during the winter. He is a writer and editor for Velo Vert magazine. This photo was taken […]

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Snowmobiling in Yellowstone

Alpen Guides

Winter adventures in Yellowstone National Park For those who do not know, the West entrance to Yellowstone National park is only open to oversnow traffic, i.e. snowcoaches, snowmobiles (guided only), cross country skis, and snow shoes. Depending on your group dynamics and desires, we highly recommend taking a snowcoach or snowmobilling tour in winter. We […]

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Winter in Yellowstone

Coyote hunting, Yellowstone National Park

Exploring Yellowstone in the Winter Winter is our favorite time of year to explore Yellowstone National Park.  Bozeman Airport, BZN,  is the primary arrival point for winter adventures in the area; West Yellowstone Airport is closed, the South Entrance to the Park via Jackson Hole is closed, and the Billings Airport is not a good […]

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