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It’s getting personal… How my outdoor goals impact me! (Progress and Goals for the future)

It's been a while since I've posted because I have been spending a lot of time rock climbing lately in order to prep for the set of adventures I have in store for summer 2014. The truth is, I am not really sure what I want out of this blog and I kind of want to personalize it more. I want to make it more like an adventure journal that highlights my trips, but allows me to present my thoughts, goals, ... Read more

Featuring Local Utah Adventurer Andy Earl: Climber, Backpacker, Backcountry Snowboarder

It seems to be a trend that most of the people I interview on my blog have been connected to me over the internet. This is also the case for Andy. I was drawn to his backcountry photos on Facebook through a friend of a friend. He was happy to participate in my local interview project and answered a few questions that I sent him. Andy was born and raised in Utah. He plans to live and die here, as well. When he ... Read more

Splitboarding Tour of Mount Superior in Utah

This tour was one of my favorite backcountry adventures yet. My friend Jon and I reached the base of the mountain around noon in hopes that a late start would give the clouds time to clear. Unfortunately this did not happen, so we strapped in and began trudging through the fresh powder with flurries of light snow coming in and out. The skin track we followed had been packed down by the early risers, but the light snowfall had laid a nice ... Read more

Splitboarding Tour of Mount Reynold’s in Utah

I am really excited about this hike. I feel like it is a big step in a new direction of backpacking and mountaineering, especially in the winter, for me. This hike consisted of a lot "firsts" for me. It was my first time using a splitboard, it was my first time hiking with my new adventurous friend John, it was my first time reaching a summit with the intention to snowboard down, it was my first time hiking in the backcountry in ... Read more