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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Meeting Lindsay Rice

Meeting Lindsay Rice

In my earlier days of outdoor adventure, I sought out lots of new friends and people. I tried to take out many people to teach them new skills and introduce them to new activities. Over the course of time, after dealing with flaky people who were using me...

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Why We Shouldn’t Drain Lake Powell

I was in 5th grade when I first heard about the controversy surrounding the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell.  My teacher was an old scraggly man who appearance-wise reminded me of Mr. Burns from the Simpsons.   He mentioned how people complained about...

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Be Like Bigfoot-Leave No Trace

Be Like Bigfoot-Leave No Trace

When I think about it, Bigfoot is an outdoor superhero. OK, he isn’t exactly like Batman or Spider-Man — he doesn’t save damsels in distress or fight villains with bad taste in cosmetics. And he doesn’t cover his actions with secret identities or costumes. But he’s...

The Robber’s Roost; An Adventure Into The Wild West

The Robber’s Roost; An Adventure Into The Wild West

The world has always had a fascination with the Wild West. The Wild West was one of the earliest genres of the American Film Industry. From the 1930’s to the 1960’s Hollywood cranked out western movies to the delight of movie audiences everywhere. In the...

Chaco Z/2 Review

Chaco Z/2 Review

Backstory I started working in 2005 at an outdoor recreation store. One of the hottest items we carried was a funky looking sandal called Chaco’s. Everyone in the store swore by them.  The owner couldn’t get me into a pair fast enough. It wasn’t long...