Mountain Outlaw magazine is published biannually in Big Sky, Montana, and examines the lifestyle, culture and issues relevant to the Mountain West from the heart of the Yellowstone region. Through award-winning editorial content, design, video and photography, Mountain Outlaw gives you more than a story – it’s an experience.

SUMMER 2018 MAGAZINE

FEATURES   •   ADDITIONAL STORIES

FEATURES

THE SCENERY ECONOMY CRUCIBLE

By Eric Dietrich

The tourism-driven community of Gardiner, Montana, faces a unique set of economic challenges, and Eric Dietrich finds there’s a delicate balance between safeguarding the future of its residents and catering to the industry that sustains them.

FUEL, OXYGEN AND HEAT

By Emily Stifler Wolfe

Gender discrimination, harassment and assault have been endemic to wildland firefighting culture for more than a century. Emily Stifler Wolfe reports on how the Bureau of Land Management is working to diversify its ranks in order to fight intensifying wildfires.

FINDING THE SOUL OF MONTANA

By Sarah Gianelli

A story that began with a blindfolded dart toss, Senior Editor Sarah Gianelli discovered how visiting a small town and talking to the locals can open a dialog impossible to unlock with social media.

OUR LIVING HISTORY

Outbound Gallery

Corinne Richardson interviewed five longtime denizens of the Northern Rockies and this collection of stories demonstrates that there is no time to waste if these tales are to outlast their source.

THE WAY IT USED TO BE

By Eric Ladd

A fly-fishing trip to its rivers and estancias reveals how Argentina’s Patagonia region is reminiscent of the American West 100 years ago.

FEATURED OUTLAW: JESS LOCKWOOD

By Doug Hare

At 20 years old, Montana’s Jess Lockwood became the youngest world champion in Professional Bull Riding history, but his rural roots keep him humble and determined.

ADDITIONAL STORIES

OUR COMMON GROUND

By Anthony Pavkovich

A running traverse puts the spotlight on public lands.

WOMEN WHO ROCK

By Jessica Rounds

The women who will rock the region this summer.

KIDS WITH GRIT

By Jessianne Wright

Growing up in rural Montana.

CAN THE OUTDOORS SAVE LIBBY

By Zachariah Bryan

Libby, Montana, looks to the outdoors to secure its future.

ON THE ROAD TO YELLOWSTONE

Gear

Make your Yellowstone visit—and campsite—one to remember.

IN THE SPIRIT OF SUMMER

Recipe Guide

Quench your thirst with regional summertime spirits.

FROM SOIL TO SALAD

By Claire Cella

How the local food movement is returning Montana to its roots.

THE PRICE OF POACHING

By Jennifer Ladd

Pushing a species toward extinction.