Cable Canyon San Rafael’s Canyoneering Grab Bag

Located almost directly in the heart of Utah is the San Rafael swell. During the mid 20th century the area was home to uranium and mineral developers. Some were large companies, and others were single men. Today there isn't much in the swell besides the occasional...

My First Trip To Gauley Fest

“Welcome to West Virginia” were the first words I heard as I blinked my eyes, easing them into the world of the awake. In the background, the first few bars of John Denver's, ‘Country Roads,’ played on the radio.“Looks just like Pennsylvania” was the only response I...

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...

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...

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Permit Needed to Hike Kannarraville Falls

It’s a name that just rolls off your tongue, Kanarraville. Millions of people pass it every year, comment about the name, and keep on driving.  It is located close to Zion National Park, just off of I-15. Kannarraville has two claims to fame. The first and...

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...

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First Backpacking Trip: Ruth Lake

First Backpacking Trip: Ruth Lake

I can’t tell you what to expect on your first backpacking trip.  I can tell you what to expect if you are camping with or near scouts. This is what happened the first time I went backpacking with my scout troop. I started my outdoor adventure at a young...

How To Prevent Blisters When Hiking

How To Prevent Blisters When Hiking

It never fails.  You are one hour away from the peak of the biggest hike on your bucket list.  It is at this time when you feel that itchy, burning, stingy sensation.  No not the one you get six weeks after that night with the shady lady from Tijuana, the...

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...

Mountain Hardwear Gear They Need To Bring Back

Mountain Hardwear Gear They Need To Bring Back

Mountain Hardwear is one of the most elite companies in the outdoor industry.  They sponsor numerous world class athletes and have always made some of the best gear in the industry.  However, even as they progress into new markets, new fashions and new...