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Montana

A Mountain Town with a Surfing Problem

A Mountain Town with a Surfing Problem

America's best kept surfing secret? Missoula, Montana. Not your first guess, we know, but photographer Paolo Marchesi stumbled upon a band of dedicated wave junkies in the heart of the West. Strongwater Surf Shop doesn't have beachfront access, but the store and it's loyal followers will do anything for a few good turns. Marchesi caught up with the crew this summer for an unexpected day of endless rides on the Lochsa River.

River Conservation 101

River Conservation 101

In an era of massive oil spills and increasing energy demands, why does river conservation still matter? Because free-flowing water is fun. Because it's good for the national chutzpah. And because, as these four comeback stories illustrate, saving rivers is more profitable than exploiting them.

National Parks: Best Eats

From fresh, tropical milkshakes to buffalo steaks the size of your head, we dug up the best chow near America’s national parks.