Life with Father Mountain Men Go on Trial

'They were dirty looking, scroungy . . . He grabbed me by both wrists." Tall, tan Kari Swenson, 23, a member of the U.S. biathlon team, was testifying about what happened to her when she encountered two strange men last July while on a training run not too far from the Big Sky resort in Montana. "The old man said they just wanted to talk for a while. He said, 'We don't get many women up in the mountains that we can talk to.' "

When word of the episode first came out of Montana ten months ago, it seemed a...

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