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Spring Classics- 8 Weeks, 8 Adventures in Utah

Spring Classics- 8 Weeks, 8 Adventures in Utah

It happens every year in Utah – winter’s death knell tolls and skiers mourn the melting snow. Spring, however, gives rise to the best time of year for outdoor recreation in the state. Mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, canyoneering and backpacking fill the void winter leaves behind. Spring is the signal for our migration towards […]

Mountain Biking Hole in the Rock

Mountain Biking Hole in the Rock

The frenetic wail of old violins in need of new strings rang out from a rounded, red rock amphitheater. Guitars, makeshift drums and the pounding of worn leather boots on stone kept time to the music. Men and women danced in circles, their clothes sweat stained and threadbare under a starry sky. Campfires illuminated the […]

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 […]

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 […]