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Big Game Hunting- Highs and Lows in the Sawtooth's

Big Game Hunting- Highs and Lows in the Sawtooth’s

Mt. Heyburn, jagged icon of the Sawtooth Mountains, presides over the upper Salmon River Valley. The range’s granitic ridgelines sport hundreds of pinnacles, large and small, like the gendarmes of Franceʼs Chamonix Valley. Skiing among them, down Heyburnʼs Petzoldt Couloir, inspires any ski mountaineer who visits. Dominating glacier carved Redfish Lake’s other skyline is the […]

The Wasatch Trifecta- Three Alpine Classics

The Wasatch Trifecta- Three Alpine Classics

Open Question: A Perfect Pair of Lone Climbs Lone Peak Cirque is a little piece of heaven perched high above the heat, traffic, and noise of the Wasatch Front. It’s hard not to feel a “life elevated” when you sit on a belay ledge at 11,000′ watching 1.6 million people zooming around Provo and Salt […]

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 […]

Steep Skiing in the West- A Look Back

Steep Skiing in the West- A Look Back

“If you fall, you die!” This catchy, morbid phrase, popularized by Coloradan, Chris Landry, one of the sport’s foremost pioneers, defines the allure of steep skiing. Although people have perished, it is rare, and most never consider that dire possibility. Mountaineering skiers are driven by a passion to descend improbable lines, and the reward is […]

Ski Touring-off the Beaten (skin) track

Ski Touring-off the Beaten (skin) track

Why climb for hours on skins from Alta or Spruces CG only to find your planned run has already been skied? Have you had enough of sharing SLC’s “Urban” backcountry with the masses?  Why not drive an hour north, south or west and not cross a track all day? Big and Little Cottonwood Canyons do […]

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 […]

Skiing Utah's Biggest Lines

Skiing Utah’s Biggest Lines

Skiing Utah’s Biggest Lines What is the point of pushing oneself aerobically? Why do that extra lap or pedal another hill on a training day? For many it’s to pass another athlete in the late stages of a race, for others it’s the satisfaction of establishing a new personal best. For me- it’s the possibility […]