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Kings To Emmons- Utah's Highest Traverse

Kings To Emmons- Utah’s Highest Traverse

The Kings-Emmons Ridge is the highest continuous ridge in Utah and one of the highest in the United States. For a backpacker, the recommended time to complete a ridge run, car to car is 4-6 days. It was on my mind for over two years. Start at Henrys Fork Trailhead on the North Slope of […]

Climb/Bike/Run, Soak, and Repeat

Climb/Bike/Run, Soak, and Repeat

My life had taken a detour as I fell, well- happily jumped off the graduate school train. I was crashing on a friend’s couch and was happy for the hospitality but not for the horribly unventilated and non-air conditioned conditions. Temps were well into the hundreds and I had had enough, so I threw my […]

Joy and Suffering at the Worlds Greatest Crack Crag- Indian Creek

Joy and Suffering at the Worlds Greatest Crack Crag- Indian Creek

Fall in Utah is amazing (as are the other 3 seasons.) But autumn is especially stellar when the yellowing leaves of Aspen and Cottonwoods are juxtaposed against a backdrop of red sandstone cliffs. This feast of color is never more fully appreciated than when you get your feet back on terra firma after jamming them […]

Getting up to 5.8- and Beyond

Getting up to 5.8- and Beyond

Theoretically there should be no fear when you are on a top rope. And once you get used to it that does indeed become the case, at least after you hang on your knot a little and prove to yourself that the system does indeed work. Or take a little fall while on belay. Figure […]

Awestruck

Awestruck

As the clouds grew closer, we knew it was time to seek shelter. But where? We were standing in the middle of a boulder field on the Eastern flank of King’s Peak and there was no safety in sight. The morning had started off clear and calm, with only a few lingering clouds on the […]