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Christine Peterson

Christine Peterson has written about wildlife, the environment and outdoor recreation as a journalist in Wyoming and across the West for more than a decade.…

  • Did the pandemic spark a fishing renaissance?

    Photo by Christine Peterson The brother and sister—ages 8 and 11—fired off one question after another. “What’s a sinker for?”  “What’s a bottom bouncer?”  “How does it work?” “What are we going to catch?” They’d never been fishing before. They wanted to know everything. Their instructor that day, my husband, put on his middle-school-science-teacher face,…

  • TROUT Magazine

    The beauty of close

    Sheer granite cliffs rose out of Lost Lake where I pulled my first small brook trout out of the water, an elk hair caddis in its mouth. Scarlet Indian paintbrush, yellow glacier lilies and purple elephant head padded the banks of the next lake like a cheery grandmother’s doormat. White and blue columbines clung to…