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

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Race-Day Etiquette

Whether you’re new to racing or seasoned competitor, knowing what to do and not to do on race-day is key. As a race director, coach, and athlete I see races from many different perspectives. As I was once a beginner…

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Snow Striding

Winter Running Training Tips As a runner and triathlete for over 28 years, I’m a big advocate of cross training; it’s fun to throw new things into workouts to keep them fresh. Winter is the perfect opportunity to do this.…

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Wasatch Wonderland

Snow Season Trail Running My footfalls are measured but sloppy, uneven, and shorter than normal as I make my way up Grandeur Peak. Each step lands in a few inches of the eight percent density white gold that makes the…

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Shoulder Season

Climbing in St. George Ahhh, the season’s first dusting of snow! Most ski bums along the Wasatch Front get giddy at the prospect of deep powder. Hold on partner; don’t break out the rock skis just yet. Climbing and flip…

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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…

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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,…