From the Editor – Fall 2015


For those of us who love summiting peaks and skiing knee deep pow, venturing into Utah’s backcountry is a worthwhile risk. But when a sketchy situation escalates into a dangerous one, we must make the call: go on or turn back. Whether it’s skipping a summit when a storm is imminent or not skiing down a line that seems likely to slide, making smart, fast decisions is key to surviving and thriving in the outdoors.

A favorite story from this issue covers this topic as the author struggles with whether or not to climb Moab’s Ancient Art after a storm. Then read about my favorite fall backpacking overnights near Salt Lake City and get the details on local ski swaps and ski resort updates. Get even more stories on our website and follow us on Instagram @sportsguidemag.

Happy adventuring!

Jenny Willden
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About Author

Jenny Willden is the Managing Editor of Outdoor Sports Guide and a self-proclaimed gear and grammar nut. She's a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association and the Adventure Travel Trade Association. A lover of adventure and travel, she's happiest when riding horses or snowboarding in Utah’s mountains. Follow Jenny’s exploits on Twitter @jennywillden or Instagram @jlwillden.

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