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Interview- Melissa Arnot

Interview- Melissa Arnot

Melissa Arnot is a professional mountain guide, working internationally since 2004 for Rainier Mountaineering Inc. She has climbed Mt. Rainier 93 times in 12 years, and has been a lead guide for the company since 2006. She has also stood on the summit of Mt. Everest 4 times, more than any other woman, and will […]

Outdoor Life-Utah's State Flag Sucks

Outdoor Life-Utah’s State Flag Sucks

  Utah’s state flag sucks. Now, you may be asking why on earth I should care about our state flag enough to write about it in an outdoor-recreation magazine. Well, because Colorado’s state flag is awesome, and that pisses me off. Allow me to explain: I’m a Colorado native, and lived around Colorado’s flag from […]

Walking with the Ancients- A Stand Up Paddle Across Lake Powell

Walking with the Ancients- A Stand Up Paddle Across Lake Powell

Thursday 9/27/2012 Dirty Devil River above Hite Marina Here we stood, at the end of a long road which revealed what we had been working, begging, dreaming and planning for over the past several months. The pale desert sunset gave us her last shimmer of light. There was nothing but ancient red rock and a […]

Utah's Canyon Country Place Names: An Essential New Book

Utah’s Canyon Country Place Names: An Essential New Book

As a young canyoneer and backpacker, Steve Allen wanted to learn more about the red rock canyon country of southern Utah. He began a desert quest that took him into some of the wildest country in America. Forty thousand hard-hiking, boot-busting, knee-wrenching miles later he shares his knowledge in Utah’s Canyon Country Place Names, a […]

Our Favorite 99

Our Favorite 99

Car Camping: Utah’s West Desert When I need to get outside for a night or two of moon worship/stargazing, the West Desert trumps all. Throw the sleeping bags in the car, stop by Caputos for some tasty options and go West good reader. I put on a favorite CD knowing that when its over I […]

Our 99 Favorites of 2013

Our 99 Favorites of 2013

          Desert Escape: Chesler Park in Canyonlands National Park Candyland. That’s that I think of each time I crest that slickrock ridge to enter a grassy meadow surrounded by pink, white and red spires of sandstone known as Chesler Park. In the right light, those rock formations resemble candy canes and […]

The UAJ 99!

The UAJ 99!

Lone Peak Go ahead, I dare you. Try to run to the summit of 11,253-foot Lone Peak from the Jacobs Ladder Trailhead. At 5.5 miles one way and with 5650 feet of elevation gain, the runability sounds within reach for a trail runner of excellent fitness. But in reality it’s probably impossible for everyone but […]

The UAJ 99- Our Favorites From the Outdoors in Utah

The UAJ 99- Our Favorites From the Outdoors in Utah

The UAJ 99 A Non-Scientific Compilation of our Favorite Things in Utah, compiled by UAJ staff writers.   Utah has so much to offer in the outdoors in the spring. We compiled a list of 99 things, places and people submitted by our editorial staff- from the mountains to the deserts and everywhere in between. […]

Switchback- Should the Greater Canyonlands Area be Protected?

Switchback- Should the Greater Canyonlands Area be Protected?

Recently, the Outdoor Industry Association submitted a letter to President Obama asking for greater protection for the Canyonlands area of Utah, essentially asking the President to utilize the Antiquities Act to designate an additional1.4 million acres of federal wildlands surrounding Canyonlands National Park as a national monument. More than 100 outdoor related businesses signed the […]