After a hard day of working, hunting, skiing or snowmobiling it is nice to be able to relax those tired muscles. The Finns figured this out hundreds of years ago and developed the sauna – a small, heated room where a person could sweat without working. Modern Finnish-Americans have carried on that tradition in Montana where folks like Columbus-area resident Bill Calovis has built a sauna of modern comforts. It has propane-heated radiant floors, an indoor shower, a covered porch for sitting on to cool off and a dressing room.
To learn more about the sauna tradition, check out my story in the Billings Gazette at https://billingsgazette.com/outdoors/getting-all-steamed-up-montana-finns-embrace-sauna-tradition/article_386679c5-7307-519d-a93e-07fbdef0d5f2.html.
(written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor of the Billings Gazette/Montana Untamed)