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What is ONE Wasatch?

What is ONE Wasatch?

    Wasatch Talk By Louis Arevalo   “Ski resort GM’s line up to back ‘One Wasatch” was the headline of the Salt Lake Tribune Wednesday March19, 2014. The article referred to it as an historical event. Ski Utah, the marketing group representing each of the state’s resorts, announced the ski areas of the central […]

Harold Leich- From Grand Lake to Cataract Canyon 1933

Harold Leich- From Grand Lake to Cataract Canyon 1933

By Roy Webb Photos Courtesy Special Collections Dept., J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah   The people of Grand Junction, Colorado, were used to seeing all kinds of things floating in the Colorado River through town; trees, parts of fences, a dead cow or horse.  So no one took much notice when a tanned […]

Canyons With No Sky

Canyons With No Sky

Story and Photos by Dennis Turville     Carmel Tunnel.  While my younger brothers were feeding/harassing chipmunks, I was staring downslope, trying to see inside the darkened convolutions of Pine Creek, utterly fascinated. I knew, right then, I was going into Pine Creek sometime.  Something very strange down there was calling my name.   And […]

Standing Up to the Devil

Standing Up to the Devil

  Standing Up to the Devil Story and Photos by Alex Stoy Looking in the rear view mirror I can’t see a thing.  Bikes, stand up paddle boards, canyoneering gear and coolers of food and beer block the view.  Turning to the side view mirrors, a solid, yellow line, center marks Route 24, pointing back […]

The Grand Classroom

The Grand Classroom

  Four Days of Higher Education in the Utah Desert Story and Photos by Dave Zook   Pits and Despair “Up ahead the trail cuts downhill and narrows and then you hit the sweetest exit move in the whole world of mountain biking.” Gregg Davis, our de facto leader with a photographic memory of the […]

The Gear List

The Gear List

By Stephanie Nitsch   The change of seasons has me gearing up for another summer of warm weather journeys in the most literal way. As I take inventory of what I can roll over from last year’s foray into roadie life, I find myself analyzing the philosophical importance of gear. Specifically concerning the higher-quality toys […]

The Search For Summer's Skiing Substitute

The Search For Summer’s Skiing Substitute

By Jared Hargrave “Why We Should Have a Winter Vacation Instead of a Summer Vacation.” That was the title of a grade-school essay I wrote as a young lad growing up in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Back then, when my peers were frothing at the mouth to escape locker-lined hallways and life controlled by morning and […]

Grand Canyon by Water- 14 Days Below the Rim

Grand Canyon by Water- 14 Days Below the Rim

By Andrew Gulliford It had been 105 degrees in the sun, but luckily I was in the shade when the rocks rolled and I tumbled downslope with my right foot firmly wedged between a large boulder and a 50 lb. stone. My body upside down, my hat off, my left arm bleeding, I was getting […]

Road Trip- Cedar Mesa

Road Trip- Cedar Mesa

By MacKenzie Ryan You scour the Southwest for less-talked-about ideas—Edward Abbey would have lost his mind if he knew how many people ran around the desert and wrote about it.  Cedar Mesa was like the Nebraska of the Anasazi to Mesa Verde’s Chicago. Nobody writes about Nebraska. Perfect. Cliff dwellings, canyons so stocked with cottonwoods […]

Mike Styler Interview

Mike Styler Interview

  The Utah Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is one of the state’s largest agencies, whose directive is to ensure Utah’s quality of life by managing and protecting the state’s natural resources. The Department was created in 1967 when at the time, 11 different agencies were overseeing Utah’s natural resources, often with overlapping responsibilities. The […]