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
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
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.
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
Make your Yellowstone visit—and campsite—one to remember.
IN THE SPIRIT OF SUMMER
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.