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Lost Canyons of the Green River

Lost Canyons of the Green River

  August, 1843.  John Charles Fremont, the Pathfinder, is camped on the banks of the Green River in Browns Park, in what will one day be Colorado.  It’s easy to imagine his guide, Kit Carson regaling the Pathfinder with tales of the old days, but Fremont’s attention was caught by what Carson said about what […]

A Day in the Brewhouse

A Day in the Brewhouse

A constant hum, like an airless wind, echoes through towers and canyons. Men toil in this place, skiers, runners, and mountain bikers alike. They work together for a noble cause between the imposing forms, each tower as cold as a granite wall in shadowed morning. The men move like scientists; mixing, pouring, and analyzing. Instead […]

San Juan River Montage

San Juan River Montage

On the way… Salt lake to Green River Right now I’m sitting at Ray’s, but I am headed for water. And as far as I’m concerned, I’m headed for the best kind of water—so silty you can’t see your hands or feet once they’re submerged—water churning thick with flash flood runoff, running cold with snow […]

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 […]

Cheating the Keeper in Neon Canyon

Cheating the Keeper in Neon Canyon

I have been itching to do some real canyoneering for years, everyone at work knows about this odd obsession and my friends regularly take a jab at my ambitions. The closest I have come so far has been walking through slots that I thought of as tourist hikes. You didn’t need ropes, there was no […]