Author Alexa Morgan

Alexa V. Morgan has been a freelance writer in southern Utah since 2011. Her work has appeared in the Mainstreet Business Journal of Southern Utah, Utah Business Magazine, St. George News, and 15 Bytes, among other publications. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, tennis, and her adorable pets. Follow her on Twitter at @alexavmorgan.

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Utah Summer Bucket List

5 Must-do Adventures You don’t have to be stuck indoors as temperatures soar. From slot canyons to ski slopes, here are five of Utah’s “coolest” adventures to check off your bucket list this summer. 1. HIKE SOUTHERN UTAH’S BEST SLOT…

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St. George IRONMAN

A Challenging, Unpredictable Triathlon Experience Stunning red rock vistas and immense community support in an outdoors-oriented locale characterize the ultimate southern Utah triathlon experience, IRONMAN 70.3 St. George. “It’s the perfect culture and environment for a race,” says Ryan Rowbury,…

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Backcountry Rescue Dogs

How These Pups Sniff Out Victims, Save Lives Being trapped or buried in the backcountry is a skier’s worst nightmare—injured, lost, and alone, willing to give anything to see a friendly face. Perhaps that face will belong to Ninja, a…

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Cory Reese: Utah Ultrarunner

Cory Reese Goes from Bucket List Runner to Badwater Finisher Ultrarunner Cory Reese knows that slow and steady may not win the race, but it will get you across the finish line. Reese, a 38-year-old social worker, lives in Hurricane…

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The Growth of BASE and Wingsuit Jumping

Highflying Extreme Adventures in Moab Climbing, slacklining, skydiving—Moab is a thrillseeker’s mecca. In recent years, this redrock paradise has become home to an elite group of athletes taking human flight to the next level through BASE and wingsuit jumping. Often…

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Q&A with the Stars of the St. George Marathon

Amber Green and Aaron Metler St. George is a well-known marathon that people enter a lottery and travel just to compete in, but the race’s real stars are locals Amber Green and Aaron Metler who made history in 2015 as…

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5 Utah Hot Springs to Warm Up in This Winter

Got a chill in your bones? Warm up with an invigorating soak in one of Utah’s most unique and appealing hot springs. Mystic Hot Springs Location: 475 East 100 North in Monroe. 175 miles from SLC. Directions: Take Exit 188…

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Wintry Wonders

5 Daring Snow Season Adventures The fun doesn’t have to stop when temperatures drop! Even if you don’t ski or snowboard, there are plenty of ways to enjoy winter in Utah. So bundle up and hit a trail, slope, or…

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Forging New Paths with NOLS

The NOLS Experience Every year, more than 3,000 students begin an epic adventure by enrolling in the National Outdoor Leadership School at one of their 14 locations across six continents. Headquartered in Lander, Wyoming and celebrating 50 years in 2015,…

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Cycle the City

Salt Lake’s Urban Bike Explosion Since ditching her car in 2009, Kristin Beck takes two wheels to work (a flat, easy five-mile roundtrip), to the market, and pretty much everywhere else, using public transit only when the weather doesn’t cooperate.…

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