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Insatiable Desert- Dark Canyon Diner

Insatiable Desert- Dark Canyon Diner

Every one of the 60 plus people surrounding me is either headed to or coming from Lake Powell; you can tell which by the shade of their sunburn.  You can also tell that I’m the odd one out by simply looking at the parking lot:  a heat haze of large to superhuge trucks pulling trailers […]

What Happened to the Interconnect?

What Happened to the Interconnect?

It’s like a forgotten dream. About twenty years ago the idea of connecting the closely situated ski areas in the Wasatch was in the news so often one would have thought it was just a matter of time before the true Utah Interconnect came to be.  Now we never hear of it. What happened? Why […]

Remote Utah- Three out of the way places you can drive to.

Remote Utah- Three out of the way places you can drive to.

Utah is covered by a blanket of remoteness. In any quadrant of the state, even along the Wasatch Front, you can conceivably strike out on foot, into the woods or desert, and find solitude. Hell, discovering a place absent of people is easy if you bushwhack far away from established trails, or beeline yourself to […]

Castleton to Corn- A Spring Climb/Ski Weekend in Moab

Castleton to Corn- A Spring Climb/Ski Weekend in Moab

Standing on the summit of Castleton Tower in April, the snow-covered slopes of the La Sal Range seemed close enough to touch. We could hardly wait to be shredding perfect corn on Mt. Tukuhnikivatz the next day. This was that magical time of year in Southern Utah when safe and stable mountain snowpack coexists with […]

The Great Northwet

The Great Northwet

“Um….Sir- are you going to Seattle today?” It’s the Delta gate agent- annoyed, everyone else is on the plane except for me and my traveling companion, Tyson, and he’s nowhere to be seen. We arrived at the airport early, paid our fees for the extra baggage, and answered a few questions for the curious as […]

In Defense of the Winter Beard

In Defense of the Winter Beard

“Oh my God! Look at his beard!” The exclamation echoed down from people riding the chairlift above me, followed by hoots of joy and frenzy. It was a March morning, and over two feet of creamy spring fluff had fallen overnight on Park City Mountain Resort. My friends and I knew the skiing that day […]

Ask A Doctor - University Orthopaedic Center

Ask A Doctor – University Orthopaedic Center

Anything on your mind that’s health and fitness related? Leave us a question to ask the doctor, and we’ll forward it to a number of specialists at the University Orthopaedic Center. If your answer makes it into our print version, we’ll automatically enter you for a chance to win a trip to Zion National Park. […]