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Should Trails be Improved for Safety's Sake?

Should Trails be Improved for Safety’s Sake?

  It’s been a brutal and unfortunate summer for hikers in the Deserts of Southern Utah. So far this year, 3 people have perished due to heat related symptoms in the Paria Canyon- Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness along the Utah/Arizona Border in the Coyote Buttes area. The hikers were visiting the popular Wave formation that has […]

Interview- Tejay van Garderen

Interview- Tejay van Garderen

Tejay van Garderen is the hottest American cyclist on the pro tour. Last year he was named the “Best Young Rider” at the Tour de France after finishing the grueling race in 5th place, an award won by previous American racing legends Greg LeMond and Andy Hampsten. In 2011, he was the first American to […]

Interview- Ashley Korenblat

Interview- Ashley Korenblat

Ashley Korenblat has been the owner of the Moab based tour company Western Spirit Cycling since 1996, and has been in the bicycle industry for many years previous.  Ashley is a former bike racer, former wall street captive,  and was president of Merlin during the titanium mountain bike heyday and served as president of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

2013 Speaker Series

2013 Speaker Series

Utah Adventure Journal, in conjunction with Snowbird Resort is pleased to announce the 201/2013 Adventure Speaker Series, taking place at the Wildflower Lounge at the Iron Blosam Lodge at Snowbird, on nine Thursday nights this winter.  Come and meet some local Wasatch adventurers, and hear their motivating and inspiring tales of high adventure from around […]

Switchback-  Utah House Bill 148- Good or Bad for Outdoor Recreation?

Switchback- Utah House Bill 148- Good or Bad for Outdoor Recreation?

In March, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed HB 148 which asks the federal government, which owns a majority of the land in the state, to give back more than 20 million acres. A similar measure, was passed in Arizona, but was vetoed, and similar bills patterned after Utah’s are being prepared for filing next year […]

Bill Barron- Running (and Biking) for U.S. Senate

Bill Barron- Running (and Biking) for U.S. Senate

Have you heard enough ‘spin’ from politicians this summer? How about this for a political spin? This September Bill Barron, candidate for US Senate of Utah, will embark on a 1200 mile bike ride across Utah. Starting in Logan and ending in Kanab, Barron’s ride will also traverse to Vernal in the northeast corner of […]

Book Review: Utah's Wasatch Range- Four Season Refuge

Book Review: Utah’s Wasatch Range- Four Season Refuge

Utah’s Wasatch Range: Four Season Refuge 25 Years of Photographs by Howie Garber Peter E. Randall- Publisher Portsmouth, NH 2012 211 pages   If you’ve been a regular reader of the Utah Adventure Journal, you’ve no doubt seen the work of frequent contributor Howie Garber. A resident of Salt Lake City for 40 years, he […]

Should Salt Lake City Pursue Another Olympic Games?

Should Salt Lake City Pursue Another Olympic Games?

Switchback-Salt Lake City- 2022? Should Salt Lake City pursue another Winter Olympic Games?   In February, in conjunction with the 10 year anniversary of the 2002 Olympic Games staged in Salt Lake City, Utah Governor Herbert announced the formation of a 15 member exploratory committee tasked with researching whether or not Salt Lake City should […]

Guy Cotter- A Life of Climbing

Guy Cotter- A Life of Climbing

Guy Cotter is the director of New Zealand based guide service Adventure Consultants. A 30 year veteran of  leading mountaineering expeditions and climbing all over the globe, Guy has climbed the ‘Seven Summits’ including 4 climbs to the top of Mt. Everest. Fourteen years after his first Everest summit climb he completed his Seven Summits […]