Category Archives: Work

New website: emilystiflerwolfe.com

Thanks for finding me here at Left on Land. Please visit emilystiflerwolfe.com to learn more about my work as a freelance writer and editor and for my contact information.

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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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Skyline

I went climbing yesterday in Gallatin Canyon with photographer Jason Thompson and his awesome girlfriend Anne. He shot most of the afternoon, and then in the evening we ran up Skyline Ridge together during the magical sending light. I stayed ahead with … Continue reading

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Explosives, Hendrix and a turquoise mini skirt

Since I wore hiking boots and sweatpants during the 1980s, I didn’t really get to appreciate the style of that era. Last week, however, I embraced it at a showing of Greg Stump’s “Legend of Aahhh’s” at Lone Peak Cinema, … Continue reading

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Heebie Jeebies

Nervousness is squirming through me. I just drove back from Livingston, where it was -2 degrees. It’s like 35 here in Bozeman, a half hour away. I’m supposed to drive to Salt Lake for the Outdoor Retailer trade show early tomorrow … Continue reading

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Cooke City avalanche fatalities

Nick, Carly, Pat and I went to Cooke City over New Year’s on a mission to ski, celebrate and write a story. We were there during a pretty serious avalanche cycle, and the day we arrived, two people died in … Continue reading

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Shadows

When I took this photo, I thought my shadow looked pretty tough. I had my whole writer’s kit: Osprey Jill pack, laptop, camera, recorder, notepad, Dansko clogs. Looking back on it, I was actually just walking through the parking lot … Continue reading

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Beartooth Pass

Last weekend we drove over Beartooth Pass after climbing in the Clarky. Awesome weekend and a lovely drive. I made this video for work, and it shows how high the snowbanks still are — about 10-15 feet:

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Spring

It’s starting to be spring in Southwest Montana. Wildflowers are popping up in the meadows and woods, and every five minutes it’s either raining, sunny or graupeling. The grass is actually green, the rivers are muddy, and some of the … Continue reading

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Rivers rising

With a mountain snowpack at over 160 percent of average, our rivers are going to be wild this year. Here is a video from mid-May, in Bear Canyon outside of Bozeman. The creek was just starting to rise:

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