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Toes-to-Nose Travel Gear, Summer ’15

[Note: These reviews are my own observations after having tried each of these items on several trips over a period of anywhere up to 8 months.] Versatility is a virtue, and that’s as true for travelers as it is for the…

Adventure
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Utah’s Highway 12, Revisited (3 of 3)

A Family Journey Through Utah’s Color Country Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Part 3: A Tropical Setting This is the third in a three-part series about Highway 12 in Utah. Click the links above to access the…

Articles
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Utah’s Highway 12, Revisited (2 of 3)

A Family Journey Through Utah’s Color Country Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Part 2: Enchanting Escalante This is the second in a three-part series about Highway 12 in Utah. Click the links above to access the other…

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Utah’s Highway 12, Revisited (1 of 3)

A Family Journey Through Utah’s Color Country Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 “That bird just pooped in my ice cream!” I lifted my gaze and half muttered, “Huh?” as a tiny shadow flitted up and out of sight. My…

Cycling
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Pumps, Bumps, and Rollers: Mountain Biking in Fruita

We didn’t make it to our campsite in the 18-Road Trail system until after dark. Howls of joy echoed through the campgrounds as we hammered in the tent stakes. The Book Cliffs campground is nestled among the stacked looping trail…

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Wild Wyoming

Exploring Flaming Gorge Country’s Past and Present Wyoming: It’s the nation’s least populous state and is known for its wide-open spaces and steadfast, pioneering spirit. Though it’s home to well known destinations like Jackson and Yellowstone, much of its beauty…

Travel Canyoneering Photo
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Winter Canyoneering in Southern Utah

Early winter in Utah is a magical time, as the first few hundred of inches of fluffy snow begin to pile up on the slopes in the Wasatch and powder days become a top priority. Oft forgotten, however, are the…

Adventure Photo of mountain bikers at Trestle Bike Park
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Downhill Delight: Mountain Biking in Winter Park

I truly dig all kinds of biking, but downhill riding has earned my heart. It’s not just that downhill mountain biking is cooler than cross-country riding—it’s also more menacing, has a lower grunt-to-grin factor, there’s no silly climbing, and it…

Travel Photo of a mountain biker
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Roadtripping to The West’s Best Shuttle Rides

Shuttle rides, where ones takes a vehicle to an upper, higher-elevation trailhead, in order to make the majority of a ride a coast downhill, at one time was the lowest form of mountain biking. Shunned by peers as lazy for…