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How to Succeed at Being a Ski Bum

How to Succeed at Being a Ski Bum

10 Tips to Creating a Location-Independent, Fully Funded Winter After a while, most skiers and snowboarders get tired of service industry jobs and other location-bound positions. You want the freedom to work and the freedom to chase a storm without the consequences of unemployment, bankruptcy, and homelessness. Unless you went to finishing school, you benefit […]

Is Outdoor Retailer Bad for Utah Public Lands?

Is Outdoor Retailer Bad for Utah Public Lands?

Is Outdoor Retailer Bad for Utah Public Lands? By Amanda Ashley Twice a year the Outdoor Retailer show descends on Salt Lake City and is the largest gathering of the Outdoor Industry in the United States. The opportunity to meet with suppliers, retailers, manufacturers, athletes, demo products and learn about new materials makes OR a truly unique […]

Threadbare

Threadbare

  I never apologized to my dad before he passed away in August 1997. To say we didn’t get along during my teenage years would be putting it lightly. Before our troubles began, I recall working together on a project. Clumsily, I positioned a nut at the end of a bolt and started torqueing it […]

Wonderboy

Wonderboy

  The rain subsided at 4 AM August 14, 2011. By 5:30 the clouds broke, allowing a full moon to illuminate buttresses of green and red patina covered granite. Below them, tinted snowfields led to mounds of boulders. Between the talus were patches of rough grass covered in yellow blooms. Water trickled its way from […]

Westwater

Westwater

My stomach tightens as I oar my 14-foot raft toward the hardest whitewater of the canyon: Skull Rapid. It’s spring and the water is extremely swift, swirly and ill tempered. Ahead of me, I see an enormous 7-foot wave crashing at the entrance, with far nastier whitewater below. Instinctively, I know I am heading into […]

Hydrol-itics and the Wasatch Water Supply

Hydrol-itics and the Wasatch Water Supply

“When the well is dry, we learn the worth of water.” –Benjamin Franklin With a record-breaking winter and the subsequent water associated with over 700 inches of snow, hydrology and flooding has been on everyone’s mind this spring and summer.  Living in a high desert, the retention and management of life-giving water is a high […]

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 […]

Ted Wilson: Character of a Cliff Climber

Ted Wilson: Character of a Cliff Climber

“Auto racing, bull fighting, and mountain climbing are the only real sports…all others are games.” –Ernest Hemingway quote –Ted Wilson conviction In and around Salt Lake City, the question “Who is Ted Wilson?” has several different answers, depending on who you ask. Some know Wilson as the three-time mayor responsible for rebuilding Salt Lake’s water […]

The Guide’s Corner

The Guide’s Corner

Diversity. That seems to be the main word when we asked about the climbing opportunities in Utah. So many different types of rock, routes to climb and techniques- from the desert to the high alpine, and everything in between. We polled a few guides from different parts of the state and gained some insight into […]