Backpacking Dark Canyon: Why you should always have a pre-trip gear check?

It was early May, and already the heat in the Dark Canyon Gorge was approaching a hundred. We had spent the weekend camping on a rocky outcropping that overlooked the Colorado River. As I trudged, one foot in front of the other, up the steep talus slope...

Utah Approves Bid For Another Winter Olympics

In 2002, Salt Lake City became the largest city, at that time, to host the winter Olympics. To this day the 2002 winter Olympics have been considered one of the most successful Olympics of all time. Originally the 2002 bid was met with lots of criticism...

Best Places to Meet Adventuring Partners

One of the most frustrating things, for many outdoor enthusiasts, is finding someone to adventure with.  The only thing worse is finding a replacement for a former adventuring partner.  Here are five great options to help you meet a new adventuring...

Our latest adventures across air, land and water…well maybe not air but land and water.

Hiking Timpanogos Peak

Hiking Timpanogos Peak

It's one of the most imposing mountains in the United States. It may not have the height of many mountains or the reputation, but it's proximity to development and elevation gain from bottom to top make it feel bigger than it is. It's name is Timpanogos...

Meeting the Creature Craft People

Meeting the Creature Craft People

I had only been to Boise, Idaho on two previous occasions.  One, when I was a wee tot and my mom turned the wrong way into oncoming traffic. I can't really blame her,  thanks to a plethora of one-way streets, more sense can be found in a tide pod challenge...

5 Cool National Parks You Probably Didn’t Know About

5 Cool National Parks You Probably Didn’t Know About

Five Cool National Parks You Probably Don’t Know About National Parks are usually top of the list for possible family vacation destinations, and the iconic parks like Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, Redwood attract millions of visitors every year. But if...

Vibram Five Fingers Review

Vibram Five Fingers Review

Backstory In 2007 I sprained my ankle backpacking in the Sawtooths. In 2008 I sprained my ankle hiking in the Robber’s Roost. The next year I sprained my ankle hiking in The Spur. Ankle injuries were a yearly occurrence. Many people wouldn’t recognize me...