Gallatin National Forest
BIG TIMBER — The sky was a brilliant blue. The first snow of the season was scattered across the hillside, patches of white splotched atop the golden grasses. To the northwest, the Crazy Mountains, coated in fresh snow, seemed to glow from within. Then a covey of about 10 Hungarian partridge…
The route drops into the Cherry Creek drainage, seen on the right. This view looks north toward the Snowy Mountains in the distance.
An elk track is set in soft mud also lined by the cleated track of an excavator or dozer.
Alex Sienkiewicz walks down a portion of the West Deer Creek Road that is under construction south of Big Timber.
The Crazy Mountains can be seen from the section of Gallatin National Forest land accessed by West Deer Creek Road.
Alex Sienkiewicz, Yellowstone District ranger, locks a gate across West Deer Creek Road on Friday. The route won’t open until 2015, but work is underway on the 2-mile section on Forest Service land.
Three new ATV trails have been completed up the West Fork of Bridger Creek and are open to the public.
The lightning caused Lava Lake fire burning in heavy fuels in a rugged portion of the Gallatin National Forest south of Bozeman was 40 percent contained by Tuesday morning.
BOZEMAN — A federal judge has ruled that logging will be allowed along roads in part of the Gallatin National Forest scorched by wildfire.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a reward for information on the shooting of a grizzly bear south of Big Sky in the Gallatin National Forest.
After five years of planning and remodeling and a furious final week of last-minute preparations, the Earthquake Lake Visitor Center will hold its grand opening on Friday at 1 p.m. with festivities and a weekend highlighted by guided walking tours.
A proposal to kill trout in South Fork Sixteenmile Creek in order to reintroduce native westslope cutthroat trout has been modified.
The old color photograph of the woman posing, rifle in hand, next to a log cabin with the massive dead grizzly bear stirred the imagination. What happened, when and where? And who is she?
The Forest Service is proposing to thin about 250 acres of forest to reduce tree mortality from insect infestations adjacent to Bridger Bowl Ski Area in the Gallatin National Forest.
The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center is continuing its backcountry avalanche warning for the mountains around Cooke City. Heavy snowfall and strong winds have created highly unstable conditions, the center said Friday.
The Gallatin National Forest has created a suggested list of routes that are legal for snow bikers on the Gallatin National Forest and close to Bozeman.
There will be more traffic starting next week on Smith Creek Road as a fuels-reduction project near Wilsall finally begins on the Gallatin National Forest.
To the north from the Smith Creek trail vantage point is an excellent view of the Little Belt and Castle mountains.
The avalanche that killed a Bozeman snowmobiler riding in the Gallatin Mountains on New Year’s Day – the first Montana avalanche death in more than a year – was somewhat of an anomaly, according to an expert.