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  • Current Three days in eastern Montana

    Three days in eastern Montana

    A saunter through the grasslands of eastern Montana brings interesting encounters with cowboys, bull-riders, small-towners and BLM rangers, not to mention wildlife and endless skies.

  • Current Three days in western Nevada

    Three days in western Nevada

    A lot of places call themselves "gateway cities," but Reno, Nev., is truly the gateway to a lot of strange and amazingly gorgeous places.

  • Writers on the Range Why I never hike alone

    Why I never hike alone

    After a fallen boulder pins her leg to the ground, a hiker learns the hard way how important it is to hike with friends, or at least to leave notes about where you are going.

  • Sidebar Cally Carswell's New Mexico route

    Cally Carswell's New Mexico route

    The travel route the author took when visiting New Mexico

  • Sidebar Ray Ring's Nevada route

    Ray Ring's Nevada route

    The travel route the author took when touring around Reno, Nevada.

  • Essays Shooting at The Gun Store in Las Vegas

    Shooting at The Gun Store in Las Vegas

    Move over, Elvis impersonators, and step aside, blackjack. Machine gun rentals just may be the next big entertainment fix in Sin City.

  • Sidebar Land art of the West: An interactive map

    Land art of the West: An interactive map

    A guide to some of the West's most prominent pieces of land art or earthworks and some of the altered landscapes that interested or inspired land artists.

  • Current Faraway, favorite and less-than-famous places

    Faraway, favorite and less-than-famous places

    Staffers and subscribers briefly describe some of their favorite outdoor hangouts in the West.

  • Current Western travel tips

    Western travel tips

    The travelers at High Country News offer some hard-earned advice for Western adventurers.

  • Sidebar Neil LaRubbio's Montana route

    Neil LaRubbio's Montana route

    The travel route the author took in Montana

  • Feature The Atlas of the Industrial West

    The Atlas of the Industrial West

    An annotated map shows you how to find some of the West's odder sites, such as old bombing ranges, giant dams, huge industrial projects and giant telescope arrays.

  • Editor's Note Our first travel issue

    Our first travel issue

    We're all tourists in someone else's town, all of us just wandering through the world, so why not do a special issue on travel in the West?

  • Writers on the Range Talking vegetarianism to a hunter

    Talking vegetarianism to a hunter

    An airplane chat between a vegetarian and a hunter yields unexpected common ground, largely over a mutual love and respect for wildlife.

  • Perspective Protection versus promotion at Brown's Canyon

    Protection versus promotion at Brown's Canyon

    If national monument or wilderness designation gets more people to visit Browns Canyon, wouldn't that threaten the very resource that is supposed to be protected by that action?

  • Writers on the Range Anglers can be advocates for endangered fish

    Anglers can be advocates for endangered fish

    An early encounter with the wily bull trout teaches an angler lifelong respect for this rare fish, and for the Endangered Species Act that helps keep it alive.

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