Honoring Mount Hooker – Part Two

By: Becky Switzer Fall has descended upon the mountain West and it’s been about a month after returning from Mount Hooker. I’ve had time to sit with my reflections and reminisce about what a wonderfully beautiful and difficult landscape the Wind Rivers offer. The hike into the mountain itself was as advertised,11 miles of undulating […]

Honoring Mount Hooker – Part One

By: Outdoor Ambassador, Becky Switzer It’s July, over four months into the pandemic. Plans have been waylaid to the nth degree. Nevermind international travel… simply heading across the country makes even the most veteran travelers think twice. As with many rock climbers, my plans were altered, and to be perfectly honest, plans for later this […]


Designed for requirements around our winning bid in the Norwegian TCCC program, the MYSTERY RANCH MOLE fills the demand for a scaled-down, feature-rich medical pack. Every square inch of this pack was designed with function in mind. At 22L, the MOLE is similar in size, but has a slimmer profile than its popular predecessor, the […]

Citizen Science, Wildlife Corridors and Recreation

By: Brand Ambassador, Lindsey Browne Davis For the last 3 years, I’ve been participating in a citizen science research project called Wasatch Mammal Watch. It is a camera trapping project directed by the University of Utah Biodiversity and Conservation Ecology Lab, the Wild Utah Project, the Natural History Museum of Utah, the Department of Wildlife […]

Over the Edge

By: Matthew Irving I peered through the brush toward what I thought was the edge. It was hard to distinguish through the thick vegetation. Sounds of the jungle echoed up the canyon walls. Unseen birds called out. Somewhere below a river thundered, carving out the valley that had been formed over millennia. I stood motionless […]

An Ode to the Packout – Looking Forward to When We All Get Back Outside Safely

I dropped my trekking pole. There it was, just resting a few feet from my boots in the snow. I was perched on a steep, snowy, rocky hillside with a stupid-heavy pack on, loaded down with a boned-out mule deer buck, rack, my rifle, tripod, optics, and other hunting-related detritus.

Weird Load

There’s no denying it, people are weird. They’re everywhere you look. Like that couple grocery shopping barefoot or that guy who talks about his cats like they’re his children (guilty). There is no escaping them, but the weirdoes are the ones that make life more colorful, more interesting, and more fun.

Reintroducing Fire: A First-Entry Prescribed Burn on Marin County’s Private Lands

By: Sasha Berleman “I’ve been waiting for this moment for 70 years,” Marty exclaimed from a folding chair at the morning briefing, his voice mildly shaking yet strong and certain, his hands resting on a cane that looked more like a wizard’s staff than an elder’s aid. A mixture of light laughter and awe-filled respect […]

MYSTERY RANCH Masks for Bozeman

MYSTERY RANCH is proud to share that with the help of local manufactures, we have come together as a community to provide support to our medical facility during these trying times.

Staying Safe in Bear Country

For anyone who tuned into the news recently, it’s hard to miss that in a span of about two weeks in September, four hunters were attacked by grizzly bears. Thankfully none of the encounters were fatal, but it is a sobering reminder that spending time in bear country requires preparation and mindfulness to reduce the possibility of an encounter of your own.