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Broad’s Fork to Sunrise (O’Sullivan), Dromedary and Lake Blanche

Some people call this the Triple Traverse, but since Wes and I had done Broad's Fork Twins a few weeks earlier via Ferguson canyon and the Storm Mountain ridge, and also because Wes had to work til noon, we skipped the Twins and just did Sunrise and Dromedary Peaks this time. So, I'll call it the double traverse. To be honest, I feel like I am running out of peaks to do in the Wasatch. It's kind of funny because it seems ... Read more

Salewa Firetail GTX Approach Shoes

I don't get excited about shoes very often and this might be because I don't find an amazing pair very often. However, the Salewa Firetail GTX approach shoe is honestly the best shoe I have ever had. I am an avid runner, hiker, backpacker, mountaineer and rock climber living in Salt Lake City and for a while I was really on the fence about getting another pair of shoes, especially approach shoes. I have a good pair of  hiking boots and several ... Read more

Climbing the South Ridge of Mount Superior

The South Ridge of Superior is a fairly iconic ridge line in Little Cottonwood Canyon across from Snowbird and Alta Resorts. Since moving to Salt Lake I have been slowly ticking away at a number of peaks in the Wasatch, Mount Superior being one of them. The more peaks I have bagged and the more rock climbing I have started doing, the more I am realizing it is kind of about the route more than it is about the actual peak. It's ... Read more

Canyoneering Birch Hollow in Zion and How to Check If Anchors are Safe for Rappelling

I recently went down to Zion with my good friend Wes and his two friends Jason and Martha. We headed down with the mission to canyoneer down Birch Hollow. This canyon is "technical," meaning it requires rope to get to the bottom of it. This particular canyon requires 12 rappels. Wes and I had gone down to Zion about a month and a half earlier to try out a defining ridge on the Zion skyline called "Cowboy Ridge." This ridge is an ... Read more

Making Tough Decisions in the Mountains: Success vs Failure and Life vs Death

The more time I spend outdoors and the more I push myself, the more I find myself second guessing my decisions and double checking my safety. To be honest, I get freaked out a lot. More times than I'd like to admit, I have been standing somewhere far away from help and safety looking ahead and thinking... "Should I keep going?" It's weird that I feel this way because in the last few years I also begun to feel more confident in ... Read more

Featuring Local Utah Hiker, Skier, and Mountain Biker: Brooke Gaynes

Brooke Gaynes and I became acquainted when she began liking a lot of my photos on Instagram. In turn, I noticed her and her husband's pictures were pretty incredible and awe inspiring. I added her on Facebook and she was more than happy to answer a few questions that I threw at her. Her story is pretty great: She was born and raised here in Salt Lake City and considered San Fransisco as a place to live after she graduated. She started ... Read more

Day Hiking into the Depths of a Lava Tube near Flagstaff, Arizona

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Hiking Lower Spring Canyon at Capitol Reef in Southern Utah

This trip started out with the intention of backpacking through the park, but my plans changed when I realized that all the hikes I wanted to do to less than a day. Also, BLM land was about 1-3 miles from all the trail heads. So, I decided to camp at the BLM and hike the canyons I wanted during the day. It was like pseudo backpacking... With that aside, Hiking Lower Spring Canyon within Capitol Reef National Park was awesome! It was ... Read more

In Route to Mount Raymond in Utah

I was lucky enough last week to go on a great adventure with my new roommate before he moved to Miami. Him and I have gone on a few hikes in the short time that he lived with us, and I learn a ton from him every time I am able to get a moment of his busy schedule. The day hike in big cottonwood canyon near Salt Lake City was on a somewhat gloomy and cloudy day. This spring has been ... Read more

Nice Day Hike to Mount Van Cott Near Salt Lake City

North Salt Lake provides an extraordinary amount of day hikes along the foot hills and connecting with the Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST) that runs from Ogden to Provo. Mount Van Cott is a low elevation peak just behind the John Hunstman Cancer Center within the University of Utah campus. The trail begins on the BST where it meets with the parking lot of the cancer center. You follow the trail North and it comes to a Y. You follow the path right ... Read more
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