Events

MFWP-Mountain Lions and Bears

Who: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
What: Mountain Lion & Bear Awareness
Where: Montana Wild Center next to the MT Wildlife Rehab Center at Spring Meadow Lake
When: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

Come join Laurie Evarts to learn more about MT bears and mountain lions. You will learn how to: * Avoid mountain lion & bear encounters * Keep pets and live stock safe * Recognize and understand mountain lion and bear behavior * React in an encounter with both species * Use bear spray for both species

6:30pm-7:30pm

Backpacking with Kids

Who: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
What: Backpacking with Kids Program
Where: Montana Wild Center next to the MT Wildlife Rehab Center at Spring Meadow Lake
When: Sat, Apr 26, 2014

2014 Backpacking With Kids Flyer (1) (1)

Banff Mountain Film Festival comes to Helena

Who: The Base Camp
What: Banff Mountain Film Festival
Where: Helena Middle School, Helena, Montana
When: Wed, Apr 30, 2014

THE 2013/2014 BANFF MOUNTAIN 

FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR

Sponsored by The Base Camp for the 19th consecutive year in  Billings and Helena.

HELENA SHOWING

Wednesday, April 30 at 7pm 

Helena Middle School Auditorium

Advance Tickets Available at The Base Camp Stores

Adults  $10 / Students $8

At The Door Ticket Prices : Adults  $12 / Students $10

More information and resources about upcoming events www.TheBaseCamp.com

THE FILMS: First Half

The Burn - Canada, 2012, 6 minutes

▪      Filmmakers: Mike Douglas, Jeff Thomas, Switchback Entertainment

▪      Classification: General, no advisory

▪      Focus: Paragliding & Skiing

Fire frees new lines for skiers, who revel in the newly-charred forest.

Poor Man’s Heli Canada, 2013, 6 minutes

▪      Filmmakers: Mike Douglas, Switchback Entertainment

▪      Classification: General, no advisory

▪      Focus: Paragliding & Skiing

A group of skiers launch themselves across a valley via paragliders to the remote slopes.

Kayak Free Kayaking - USA, 2013, 5 minutes

▪      Filmmakers: Mark Odlum and John Dabrowski

▪      Classification: General, no advisory

▪      Focus: Kayak Free Kayaking

World Kayak Champion Trip Deacon pushes the limits of the new sport he created - Kayak Free Kayaking. Follow him as he searches for his life’s meaning and attempts to conquer his dream in the Heart of Northern California

Sensory Overload - USA, 2013, 8 minutes

▪      Filmmakers: Robert Raker, Raker Productions Inc

▪      Classification: General, no advisory

▪      Focus: Kayaking, Human Story

Blind kayaker Erik Weihenmayer turns whitewater into a new form of braille.

North Of The Sun - Norway, 2012, 46 minutes

Grand Prize Winner – sponsored by MEC

People’s Choice Award – sponsored by Treksta

Dolby Audio Award

▪      Filmmakers: Inge Wegge and Anne Bergseng

▪      Classification: General, coarse language

▪      Focus: Skiing, Surfing, Travel, Adventure, Environment

Tucked between the cold Atlantic Ocean and the rocky slopes of a remote, arctic island, two young Norwegian adventurers discover their own private playground. They build themselves a cabin out of flotsam while clearing the beach of debris, then spend the long winter skiing and surfing in the haunting low light.

FIRST HALF TIME TOTAL: 71 MINUTES

 

***INTERMISSION***

 

THE FILMS: Second Half

35 USA, 2013, 5 minutes

Best Short Mountain Film - Sponsored by The North Face

▪      Filmmakers: Nasa Koski, Austin Siadak, Matthe Van Biene, Fitz Cahall

▪      Classification: General

▪      Focus: Climbing, Travel, Human Story, Environment

35 routes in one day to celebrate 35 years of life? Why not? Take the birthday challenge!

Flow: The Elements Of Freeride - USA, 2013, 3 minutes

▪      Filmmakers: Oly Mingo

▪      Classification: General

▪      Focus: Mountain Biking

Follow Geophysicist Rex Flake on a high-adrenaline mountain bike ride through the Cascade Mountains as he identifies the flora, fauna, and geology of this cinematic region. Uniquely edited without the typical hard core soundtrack, Flow uses creative graphics and sound design to bring the viewer uncomfortably close to the action.

Return To The Tepuis - USA, 2013, 9 minutes

▪      Filmmakers: Joe Riis and Jenny Nichols, Pongo Media

▪      Classification: General

▪      Focus: Environment, Adventure

A wee pebble toad living in the crevices of the tepuis of South America is the missing link to understanding the age of the species as well as the age of the tepuis themselves.

 Not Bad (Special Edit) - Canada, 2013, 10 minutes

▪      Filmmakers: Darcy Wittenburg, Darren McCullough, Colin Jones, & Ian Dunn

▪      Classification: General

▪      Focus: Mountain Biking

Seven brave riders set out from the four corners of the globe for thirty days of outrageous fun and bicycle tomfoolery in New Zealand.

 Spice Girl (Reel Rock 8) - USA, 2013, 24 minutes

▪      Filmmakers: Josh Lowell, Alex Lowther, Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen

▪      Classification:  Coarse Language

▪      Focus: rock climbing

The UK climbing scene is known for its strict traditional ethic, yielding super sketchy, dangerous routes, and a competitive machismo. It’s the last place you’d expect to find a nice little blond girl putting all the lads to shame, but Hazel Findlay is doing just that. The first woman to climb the British grade of E9, Hazel is a connoisseur of loose rock, dodgy gear, and big runouts.

Valhalla (Special Edit) - USA, 2013, 3 minutes

▪Filmmakers: Ben Sturgulewski, Nick Waggoner,

▪Classification: Nudity

▪Focus: Ski Humor

From naked chairlift riding to cliff airs wearing nothing more than an avalanche beacon and a smile, Valhalla’s naked snow segment sparks laughter from skiers and non-skiers alike

 

SECOND HALF TIME TOTAL: 54 MINUTES

 

Reservations: Tickets available at The Base Camp

MFWP-Float Smart Program

Who: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
What: Float Smart Program
Where: Montana Wild Center next to the MT Wildlife Rehab Center at Spring Meadow Lake
When: Thu, May 01, 2014

Details: Float Smart is an interactive program for anglers or water recreationists who use one-person pontoon boats. Instructor T.E. Lewis will use video and classroom discussion to cover the basics of inflatable pontoon use, cold water survival, personal protective gear, and what to do when something goes wrong or equipment breaks.

6:30pm-8:30pm

Banff Mountain Film Festival comes to Billings

Who: The Base Camp
What: Banff Mountain Film Festival
Where: Lincoln Center, Billings, Montana
When: Fri, May 02, 2014

THE 2013/2014 BANFF MOUNTAIN  FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR

Sponsored by The Base Camp for the 19th consecutive year in Billings and Helena.

 BILLINGS SHOWING 

Friday, May 2 at 7pm

Lincoln Center, Downtown Billings

 Advance Tickets Available at The Base Camp Stores

Adults  $10 / Students $8

At The Door Ticket Prices : Adults  $12 / Students $10

More information and resources about upcoming events www.TheBaseCamp.com

THE FILMS: First Half

The Burn - Canada, 2012, 6 minutes

▪      Filmmakers: Mike Douglas, Jeff Thomas, Switchback Entertainment

▪      Classification: General, no advisory

▪      Focus: Paragliding & Skiing

Fire frees new lines for skiers, who revel in the newly-charred forest.

Poor Man’s Heli - Canada, 2013, 6 minutes

▪      Filmmakers: Mike Douglas, Switchback Entertainment

▪      Classification: General, no advisory

▪      Focus: Paragliding & Skiing

A group of skiers launch themselves across a valley via paragliders to the remote slopes.

Kayak Free Kayaking - USA, 2013, 5 minutes

▪      Filmmakers: Mark Odlum and John Dabrowski

▪      Classification: General, no advisory

▪      Focus: Kayak Free Kayaking

World Kayak Champion Trip Deacon pushes the limits of the new sport he created - Kayak Free Kayaking. Follow him as he searches for his life’s meaning and attempts to conquer his dream in the Heart of Northern California

Sensory Overload - USA, 2013, 8 minutes

▪      Filmmakers: Robert Raker, Raker Productions Inc

▪      Classification: General, no advisory

▪      Focus: Kayaking, Human Story

Blind kayaker Erik Weihenmayer turns whitewater into a new form of braille.

North Of The Sun - Norway, 2012, 46 minutes

Grand Prize Winner – sponsored by MEC

People’s Choice Award – sponsored by Treksta

Dolby Audio Award

▪      Filmmakers: Inge Wegge and Anne Bergseng

▪      Classification: General, coarse language

▪      Focus: Skiing, Surfing, Travel, Adventure, Environment

Tucked between the cold Atlantic Ocean and the rocky slopes of a remote, arctic island, two young Norwegian adventurers discover their own private playground. They build themselves a cabin out of flotsam while clearing the beach of debris, then spend the long winter skiing and surfing in the haunting low light.

FIRST HALF TIME TOTAL: 71 MINUTES

 

***INTERMISSION***

 

THE FILMS: Second Half

35 USA, 2013, 5 minutes

Best Short Mountain Film - Sponsored by The North Face

▪      Filmmakers: Nasa Koski, Austin Siadak, Matthe Van Biene, Fitz Cahall

▪      Classification: General

▪      Focus: Climbing, Travel, Human Story, Environment

35 routes in one day to celebrate 35 years of life? Why not? Take the birthday challenge!

Flow: The Elements Of Freeride - USA, 2013, 3 minutes

▪      Filmmakers: Oly Mingo

▪      Classification: General

▪      Focus: Mountain Biking

Follow Geophysicist Rex Flake on a high-adrenaline mountain bike ride through the Cascade Mountains as he identifies the flora, fauna, and geology of this cinematic region. Uniquely edited without the typical hard core soundtrack, Flow uses creative graphics and sound design to bring the viewer uncomfortably close to the action.

Return To The Tepuis - USA, 2013, 9 minutes

▪      Filmmakers: Joe Riis and Jenny Nichols, Pongo Media

▪      Classification: General

▪      Focus: Environment, Adventure

A wee pebble toad living in the crevices of the tepuis of South America is the missing link to understanding the age of the species as well as the age of the tepuis themselves.

Not Bad (Special Edit) - Canada, 2013, 10 minutes

▪      Filmmakers: Darcy Wittenburg, Darren McCullough, Colin Jones, & Ian Dunn

▪      Classification: General

▪      Focus: Mountain Biking

Seven brave riders set out from the four corners of the globe for thirty days of outrageous fun and bicycle tomfoolery in New Zealand.

Spice Girl (Reel Rock 8) - USA, 2013, 24 minutes

▪      Filmmakers: Josh Lowell, Alex Lowther, Peter Mortimer, Nick Rosen

▪      Classification:  Coarse Language

▪      Focus: rock climbing

The UK climbing scene is known for its strict traditional ethic, yielding super sketchy, dangerous routes, and a competitive machismo. It’s the last place you’d expect to find a nice little blond girl putting all the lads to shame, but Hazel Findlay is doing just that. The first woman to climb the British grade of E9, Hazel is a connoisseur of loose rock, dodgy gear, and big runouts.

Valhalla (Special Edit) - USA, 2013, 3 minutes

▪Filmmakers: Ben Sturgulewski, Nick Waggoner,

▪Classification: Nudity

▪Focus: Ski Humor

From naked chairlift riding to cliff airs wearing nothing more than an avalanche beacon and a smile, Valhalla’s naked snow segment sparks laughter from skiers and non-skiers alike

 

SECOND HALF TIME TOTAL: 54 MINUTES

 

Reservations: Tickets on sale at The Base Camp

PPLT-Don’t Fence Me In Trail Race

Who: Prickly Pear Land Trust
What: Don't Fence Me In Race
Where: Pioneer Heritage Park
When: Sat, May 10, 2014

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Prickly Pear Land Trust

Join us on May 10th, 2014 for the 14th Anniversary of Helena’s favorite trail run! This event boasts a 30K, 12K, 5K and 5K Dog Walk. All events start and end in downtown Helena, but thanks to our trail system being so nearby, all courses are mostly on trails. In addition to being a great event, Don’t Fence Me In is a big fundraiser for Prickly Pear Land Trust, who maintains and expands the trail system on which the race is run.

Costs are:
30K – $55
12K – $30
5K – $30
5K Dog Walk – $30 plus $5 per dog

Help us celebrate our 14th Anniversary! We strongly encourage you to solicit donations on behalf of the Land Trust because the trails and open space you’ll run on are maintained by Prickly Pear Land Trust. Please “go the extra mile” and solicit support from your family and friends. See our pledges page for information. A PPLT hoodie will be given for raising $100. If you raise $500 or more, a custom softshell jacket emblazoned with the Don’t Fence Me In logo will be yours to cherish. Most importantly you’ll be supporting Prickly Pear Land Trust. We’re taking the lead in connecting land and people. Now go hit up your friends for the trails you love!

* The fine print: Pledges must be collected and turned in to PPLT before you run. Please collect names and current address of pledgers so we can send them a tax deduction letter. We’re happy to do whatever we can to make pledge getting easy. Call us if you’d like any support, like logos or letterhead and whatnot. Thank you SO MUCH for your efforts!

Canine Competitors Welcome!

Dogs and dog lovers come on down and wag your tails for the trails you love at Pioneer Heritage Park on Saturday, May 11th. Bring your leashes and get ready to hit the trails with your four legged family members.

Race fee for dogs is $5.00 and our canine competitors are encouraged to collect pledges too!
Dogs welcome on the 5K Dog Walk only.
All dogs must register to participate and be leashed at all times.

Register for Race

Kayak Class-Beginner

Who: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
What: Kayak Class
Where: Spring Meadow Lake-Helena
When: Mon, Jun 23, 2014

Kayaking classes for beginners will be held at Spring Meadow Lake State Park on Country Club Ave. in Helena, Two class will be offered, one will begin at 6 p.m. and the other at 7 p.m.. The Montana Wild Education Center is sponsoring the classes, with instruction by local volunteer paddlers. Participants will have an opportunity to try out stable recreational style kayaks and learn basic paddle strokes during the 1-hour class. Please wear clothes that can get wet, and water shoes or sandals. The classes are open to adults and youth 10 years of age and older when accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information and to register, call: 406-444-9944.

Kayak Class-Beginner

Who: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
What: Beginner Kayak Class
Where: Spring Meadow Lake-Helena
When: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

Kayaking classes for beginners will be held at Spring Meadow Lake State Park on Country Club Ave. in Helena, Two class will be offered, one will begin at 6 p.m. and the other at 7 p.m.. The Montana Wild Education Center is sponsoring the classes, with instruction by local volunteer paddlers. Participants will have an opportunity to try out stable recreational style kayaks and learn basic paddle strokes during the 1-hour class. Please wear clothes that can get wet, and water shoes or sandals. The classes are open to adults and youth 10 years of age and older when accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information and to register, call: 406-444-9944.

Kayak Class-Beginner

Who: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
What: Beginner Kayak Class
Where: Spring Meadow Lake-Helena
When: Mon, Jul 14, 2014

Kayaking classes for beginners will be held at Spring Meadow Lake State Park on Country Club Ave. in Helena, Two class will be offered, one will begin at 6 p.m. and the other at 7 p.m.. The Montana Wild Education Center is sponsoring the classes, with instruction by local volunteer paddlers. Participants will have an opportunity to try out stable recreational style kayaks and learn basic paddle strokes during the 1-hour class. Please wear clothes that can get wet, and water shoes or sandals. The classes are open to adults and youth 10 years of age and older when accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information and to register, call: 406-444-9944.

Kayak Class-Beginner

Who: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks
What: Beginner Kayak Class
Where: Spring Meadow Lake-Helena
When: Wed, Jul 16, 2014

Kayaking classes for beginners will be held at Spring Meadow Lake State Park on Country Club Ave. in Helena, Two class will be offered, one will begin at 6 p.m. and the other at 7 p.m.. The Montana Wild Education Center is sponsoring the classes, with instruction by local volunteer paddlers. Participants will have an opportunity to try out stable recreational style kayaks and learn basic paddle strokes during the 1-hour class. Please wear clothes that can get wet, and water shoes or sandals. The classes are open to adults and youth 10 years of age and older when accompanied by a parent or guardian. For more information and to register, call: 406-444-9944.

11th Annual York 38 Special Mountain Bike Ride

Who: York Fire Rescue
What: Mountain Bike Ride
Where: York to Vigilante Campground
When: Sat, Aug 23, 2014

There are actually three rides to choose from — the original 38, the Spirit of 76 (76-mile cyclocross), and the 13-mile family and youth fun ride (from York to Vigilante Campground and back), known as the Lucky 13. The awesome views, course, and homemade goodies at every aid station drew more than 225 riders last year. More details and course maps at http://www.york38special.com/. Proceeds benefit York Fire Rescue and help us train and improve our firefighting and emergency medical equipment. Registration fees include lunch at the York Bar for everyone and riding jerseys and goodie bags for the 38 Special and Spirit of 76 riders. Hope you’ll join us!

Reservations: http://www.york38special.com/.
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