Author Nick Como

Nick Como escaped the skyscrapers of NYC for the tall peaks of the Wasatch. Climber, skier, canyoneer, mountain biker, and lover of food. Just don’t think of offering him pizza with pineapple on it.

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The Case for Doing Summer Things in Winter

4 Alternatives To Winter Activities “There are no bad conditions, only poor preparation.” Or so the saying goes. The allure of glassy lakes, empty trails, and quiet crags makes a winter visit worth a little extra preparation and a couple…

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Fall Desert Adventure Trifecta

St. George, San Rafael Swell, and Grand Staircase-Escalante Fall, with its cool nights and sunny days, makes for primo desert conditions. Unlike spring, where everyone from the high country is escaping mud season and headed south for some sand and…

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Are Chairlifts Cheating?

A Mountain Biking Perspective Late July—the mercury has topped 105 in the Salt Lake Valley, and Park City is nearly pushing triple digits as the heat wave continues to blanket the west. But I really want to ride my bike.…

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The Best Fests in the West

6 Can’t-miss Summer Events + Adventures Summer means adventure: road trips, camping, concerts, bikes, hikes, boats. You name it; summer has it all. Heck, there’s even skiing into July this season (I’m looking at you Snowbird, Squaw, and Mammoth). I…

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The Best Booze & Brews in the Wasatch

What We’re Drinking This Winter The Best Booze & Brews in the Wasatch The Beehive State is far from dry—you’ve heard that superlative over and over, often times I’ve sung the same refrain. Now that we know we can get…

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Outdoor Family Affair

Raising Tomorrow’s Rippers, Shredders, and Climbers Think having kids means your adventuring days are over? Far from it. We talk to three families who still get after it—with their children along for the ride. Like Father, Like Son. Like Mother,…

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Trails and Tunes

Bike or Hike Within Earshot of Utah’s Best Summer Music Festivals Utah summers offer many blessings: endless singletrack biking trails, rivers and lakes to cool off in, high peaks to hike, and towers to climb in every corner of the…

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Becoming Spartan

A First Timer’s Experience Obstacle Course Racing I’m not a runner. It hurts my back, my ankles and my knees. Plus, I get bored. Give me a mountain bike and I’ll head 30 mph downhill on singletrack, thank you very…

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8 Iconic Winter Dinners Along the Wasatch

8 Iconic Winter Dinners Along the Wasatch Winter in Utah is a magical season, and while the holiday season gets all the attention, the final months of winter are ideal in my mind. Milder temps, more sunlight, and still plenty…

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