From the Editor – Late Summer 2013


Photo Credit: Melissa McGibbon

Maui is magical. Where else can you watch the sunrise on top of a volcano, snorkel with sea turtles, and surf…all in the same day? I recently visited for the first time and was struck by the diverse geography of this island state. Yes, we have our own breathtaking backdrop here in Salt Lake City, where a mountain hike is as close by as a grocery store, but following a run on the beach with a waterfall swim in the rainforest is a delightfully different experience.

In this issue, two authors share the unique stories of their summer travels: one a mountain biking and kayaking adventure in the small town of Truckee, near Lake Tahoe the other a river virgin’s tale of her first whitewater rafting trip to the stunning Gates of Lodore. Get psyched for your next vacation reading these articles, and find smartphone apps for the outdoors to help you on the journey. Happy summer!

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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