2010 Montana Archery Antelope Hunt – VIDEO

The learning curve in hunting as an archer is steep. Many seasons of spot and stalk techniques have left me close but empty handed. After years of hard work and persistence, I was fortunate enough to harvest my first Pronghorn Antelope with archery equipment. This short video documents my first two weeks of the season […]

Big Fish and Lasting Memories

Sockeye Salmon on Lake Creek 21 years ago in April, while my mother was in labor with me, my dad was out fly fishing the Missouri River. Perhaps I was born to fish. When I turned 21, I held my dad to a ten year 21st birthday promise – we’d go to Alaska for a […]

Camp Patriot’s Summit Challenge 2010

Mystery Ranch is proud to have sponsored Camp Patriot’s 4th annual Summit Challenge, an attempt by 4 disabled veterans climb 14,411 ft. Mt Rainier in Washington’s portion of the Cascade Range. As part of the marketing team at Mystery Ranch, we went along to outfit the veterans and organizers with U.S built backpacks, and to […]

Bears Bows and Backpacks

I started the spring season with two goals, one: see more bears than I had ever seen in a spring season, and two: kill a spring bear with my bow. Goal one would be easy. I had been working hard to get ready for the spring season. Talking with good friends about how they bear […]

Fire and Corn

“We are having way more fun than they are,” said Jake. He wasn’t kidding! On the 4th of July weekend, I found myself perusing through Yellowstone Park en-route to my family’s cabin just east of Cooke City. I had no expectations for the weekend and expected nothing more than a lackadaisical few days, all while […]

The Blaze

Nothing like springtime in the mountains. You ever been sitting around early on a Saturday morning sipping black juice with your buddies trying to come up with a plan for the day? Should we head to the Gally? Maybe run the Kitchen Sink, ride Leverich, or try to find some north facing couloirs to boot […]

Hellmouth Couloir

Hellmouth Couloir is the thin aesthetic line dead center on Alex Lowe Peak. In the Spring of 1997 Alex Lowe and Hans Saari made the first descent of an anemic ski line they nicknamed “Hellmouth Couloir” in the Gallatin Mountains of Montana. For years the exact location of this line had been lost and it […]

Only in Montana

As March came to a close, one of my favorite past times came into full swing – shed hunting! This was the year of the deer antler. Between my dad and I, we found fifteen deer sheds and two elk sheds. Come April 10th, shed hunting turned into turkey hunting. Archery hunting for spring gobblers […]

Spring in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem!

Spring is in full swing in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. You name it, we’ve got it! Wind, rain, hail, snow, sunshine a bit of everything in just one day. One of my goals for this early Spring season was to start testing two of Mystery Ranch’s smaller packs, the Courier bag & Booty bag. In […]

23 days of living out of the Mystery Ranch G-6000 in the Khumbu Valley of Nepal.

When planning for my second annual trip to Mt. Everest, the preparation and effort required to fulfill the mission of our nonprofit organization far exceeds that required for my personal mission to survive the adventure. Regardless, surviving the trip to Mt. Everest Base camp and living in a tent placed on the rocks and ice […]