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Guides to enjoying Utah's back-coutry fraturing new destinations, activities and how-tos.

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Bike + Buy

5 Farmer’s Markets Worth Riding To By Jenny Willden Utah’s flourishing market scene is in full swing for summer, making now the perfect time to peruse somewhere new. Whether you’re shopping for ultra-fresh veggies, locally produced cheese, or wickedly good…

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Getting the Swing of It: Hammocking for Beginners

Five years ago this summer, I spent my first night in a hammock. Sometime in the wee hours, I shifted off my pad and got lazy-camper cold. (Lazy-camper cold is the kind where you contemplate how much effort will be…

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Pioneering Powder

A History of Brighton Resort By Richard Cheski Brighton Resort, a local favorite for skiers and snowboarders, wasn’t always a recreation hot spot. Here’s how this quiet mining town became the promised land for powder hounds.

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A Newbie’s Guide to Snowshoeing

If the idea of hiking or trail running during Utah’s winters conjures up visions of soggy shoes, frozen faces and fingers, bad roads, and few nearby accessible routes, you’re not alone. But if this impression is keeping you in hibernation…

Trailsides Mountain Matriculation
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Mountain Matriculation

Improve Your Climbing Grades I need to climb the Grand Teton. I just do. Problem one: I’m an inconsistent climber. I live in a place with a non-exhaustive list of outdoorsy pursuits so I divide my time with other activities,…

Trailsides How R2ing Can Spice up Ordinary Whitewater
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Two Against the River

How R2ing Can Spice up Ordinary Whitewater By Chris Lawrence As we eagerly paddled our raft into the swift current of the dark, ominous canyon, we were unsure of what we’d find ahead. No question, the rapids would be huge…

Trailsides Early Season Rides and Tuning Tips
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Quick and Dirty: Rides and Tuning Tips

Early Season Rides and Tuning Tips By Sean Zimmerman-Wall The winter of 2011-2012 hits the record books as one of Utah’s lowest recorded snow years. A sad year for skiers, but it’s a great one for avid cyclists who can…

Hiking Hiking with your Pooch
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Hiking with Your Hound: Dog-friendly Trails in Utah

Story and Photos by Jerson Hatch “You know you need to exercise when your dog is fat,” this humorous, and true quote reminds me of the importance of exercising my dogs…and myself. But whether you have a chubby puppy or…

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Camping Along Utah’s Scenic Highways

Story and Photos By Sean Zimmerman – Wall The heat of the day slips away with the fading sunlight as my amigos and I sit back to enjoy some cool beverages. Cast before us are lofty peaks basking in the…