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.

The Tree Slayer

What does a naive environmentalist discover when he buys his own forest? He's got to log it to save it.

Birds on a Wire

Sex. Danger. Family values. This backyard soap opera has it all—plus feathers, razor-sharp talons, and a neighborhood obsessed.

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