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‘Adventure Race’ offers fun for families, challenges for diehard competitors

Angela and Rustin Nordsven of Spearfish, S.D. sport mismatched nerd outfits for the Grizzly Peak Adventure Race in Red Lodge, Mont. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

Spectators at Saturday's Grizzly Peak Adventure Race could have easily imagined they were watching anything from a training exercise for the Russian military special forces to a video shoot for a new kids' TV show. In its third year, the annual race combines skiing, bicycling and running over a 10.5-mile course that yields a unique set of challenges for diehard competitors, as well as a fun and rewarding romp for families and the more moderately fit. Continue Reading →

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Yellowstone plowing work covers 320 miles of mountain roads


Each spring, a Yellowstone National Park crew of 20-25 workers take to the snowy roads of Yellowstone starting the first full week of March to tackle one of the most complex, costly and expansive jobs in the park. Road crews, including some seasonal workers hired just to help with plowing, work for up to three months removing snow and ice from more than 320 miles of road in Yellowstone. The operation burns as much as 1,300 gallons of diesel fuel each day and typically costs $1 million or more. Continue Reading →

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