Author Archives: Emily Stifler

About Emily Stifler

I grew up in Vermont and live in Bozeman, Montana. I love topography: mountains, rocks, weather and people.

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Montana personal ad

April 2013, Electric Peak  Dear other states, Do you ever park by the river and chase a split rail fence along the national park boundary, carrying your skis through mud and sage? Stash your sneakers at snow line, then crunch over … Continue reading

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Ricochet

Gallatin Canyon, June 16, 2013 Time is running out. I’m getting married in five days. The summer solstice is near. We’re about to close on a house. The deadline for this story looms. The morning light is dropping quickly down the … Continue reading

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Leaving Argentina

I’m looking out the window on the flight from Houston to Denver, the second-to-last leg of our return trip from Patagonia. Soaring over what I think are the hills of West Texas, I reflect back on my time in Argentina. … Continue reading

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Patagonia

It’s 5 a.m., and rain is slathering lo de Guille, our hostel in El Chaltén, Argentina, drumming on the roof and hammering the cement outside the window. We woke at 4, already packed for the all-day hike to Paso Superior where … Continue reading

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Mount Cowen, Hollywood

Last summer Fats horsepacked Justin, Pat and me nine miles into the Absaroka Mountains, to Mount Cowen. Justin and I did a new 600-foot route on Eenie, a sub-peak of Cowen, and named it after a runaway packhorse. Here’s the … Continue reading

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The crew

Felicia sent me a few photos this week from one of our spring climbing missions to the Clarky, and I liked this one. With that pose, Rose (left) looks like she’s straight out of some 1950s climbing scene, a prophet … Continue reading

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MNA awards and U.S. Senate debate

The Montana Newspaper Association held its annual conference at Buck’s T-4 in Big Sky this week. Yesterday, it hosted the first official debate in the race for Sen. Jon Tester’s seat in the U.S. Senate, between Tester and Rep. Denny Rehberg. … Continue reading

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Snow and sun

If you were wondering how snowy Memorial Day weekend was in Yellowstone, the first few photos here will give you an idea. The chocolate river is the Gallatin from Squaw Creek/Storm Castle. It peaked for the season on Tuesday afternoon … Continue reading

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A hundred excuses

Driving home from work on Wednesday night, I had a hundred excuses not to pull over and take a hike. I forgot a sports bra. It was sprinkling. I left the bear spray at home. I stayed up late last … Continue reading

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