From Red Lodge to Reed Point to Cooke City: The Human Connections

Traute Parrie

"Whitetail Peak" by Travis Burdick

Forthcoming essays include:

  • History of the establishment of the AB Wilderness – Ed Kemmick
  • History of the AB Wilderness Foundation –
  • Native Voices – Francine Spang-Willis, Northern Cheyenne
  • Native Voices – Shane Doyle, Crow
  • Native Voices – Crow Youth
  • Mountaineering/exploration of the AB – Joe Josephson
  • Ranger Tales – Hank Rate
  • Camp Senia Illuminates Montana’s Dude-Ranching Heritage
  • Mining history – Pat Pierson
  • Why Communities Formed here – Jamie Harrison
  • The Last Sheep Drives – Sven Svenson
  • A Backcountry Wyoming Guest Ranch – One Family’s Story – Austin Hart
  • A Stillwater River Ranch – Noel Keough
  • Early day recreation: Outfitting and Guiding – Dan Aadland
  • Wilderness Recreation Today: Value, Opportunities, and Challenges – Hilary Eisen
  • An “Owner’s” Voice, and the Master Trail Builder’s Influence – Marci Dye
  • Tracks: Human Migrations  – Lee Nellis



Traute Parrie

AB Atlas project leader Traute Parrie is at her best in the high mountain habitat of pikas. She is prone to long walks, skis, or rides, with or without a particular destination, such as her recent hike through Yellowstone from Lamar Trailhead south past Thorofare and Hawk's Rest Patrol Cabins, to Jackson. She worked for the US Forest Service for over 31 years, most recently as the Beartooth District Ranger on the Custer Gallatin National Forest, out of Red Lodge. She retained her red-card qualification as a Firefighter throughout her entire career. Now you will find her volunteering on the fun stuff, like pounding nails on fire lookout restoration projects.