Author Heather Hamblin

Heather was born and raised in northern Utah, and considers the mountains to be her home. She received a bachelor’s degree in English literature and Italian language from the University of Utah, and works for UofU Health. When she has free time, you can find her traveling, cooking, practicing yoga, rock climbing, or exploring the hiking trails and ski runs in her native state.

Adventure Smuggler’s Gap, City Creek Canyon

4 Overlooked Utah Fall Hikes

Must-do Utah Fall Hikes Looking for a trail to take in the beauty of fall in northern Utah? The Wasatch Front offers unmatched outdoor play year-round, but the enchanting, vibrant hues of fall leaves make September through November one of…


Exploring Along Southern Utah’s Hole in the Rock Road

Sand, Slot Canyons, Arches, and Oases: Exploring Along Southern Utah’s Hole in the Rock Road Southern Utah’s Hole in the Rock Road is a remote byway that runs through both Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Though…

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Keep Social Distancing and Train Virtually with Zwift

Training Goes Virtual: Running and Cycling Meet Virtual Reality with Zwift  Thanks to the coronavirus outbreak, we’re all looking for ways to keep training while social distancing. Whether your upcoming race got canceled and you’re looking for an alternative, or…

Made in Utah

Your Utah Winter Event Bucket List

10 Things to Do When the Temperature Drops When winter weather hits Utah, you may be tempted to cozy up inside, but there’s fun to be had outdoors when our state turns into a winter wonderland. And you don’t have…

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Roadless Rule: Protecting Utah’s Backcountry

The Roadless Rule: Protecting Utah’s Backcountry The state of Utah is currently working to roll back protections on millions of acres of public land covered by the Roadless Rule, which puts this land at risk for logging, mining, and other…

Profile Racers at the starting line on bicycles

Lizard Skins: A Utah Brand’s Success Story

Lizard Skins Grows Up By Heather C. Hamblin Like many fledgeling companies, Lizard Skins started out modestly—on a six-foot folding table in a spare bedroom—with one simple product: a sleeve to keep a bike’s chain from scratching the frame. In…

Trailsides man with his dog on a stand up paddle board on Stansbury lake

Paddleboarding Paradise

7 Unexpected Places to Visit this Summer Paddleboarding is booming, and with its ease of entry and accessibility, it’s no wonder why. While landlocked Utah may not seem like a paddleboarding mecca, it’s the perfect place to learn or improve…

Profile Trail into an aspen and fir grove, Uinta National Forest, Utah.

Two Women of the Wasatch on Running Ultras

Trail Dames: Two Women of the Wasatch on Running Ultras “There is an intense but simple thrill in setting off in the morning on a mountain trail, knowing everything you need is on your back.” -Paul Theroux An ultra is…


A Guide to the FIS World Championships

Watch Athletes Become Champions—For Free—at the FIS World Championships The snow is here, winter is in full swing, and the biggest wintersports event in the Beehive State since the 2002 Winter Olympics is about to begin–and you can attend for…

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