Looking Back on 2018 | A Year in Utah

This had been the most incredible, adventurous year of my life. To look back on these 365 days, I don’t even know where to begin. I guess, the obvious first step is January 1, 2018. After ringing in the new year in Quebec City, in below 0 temps, Court surprised me with dog sledding. Something I’ve never dreamt I’d get to do, turned out to blow my expectations out of the water. And that was only the first day of the year. From there on, it only got better.

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Camp for 1 Month, without Quitting your Job

What if I told you, that I camped, outside, for an entire month this year. And I did so without quitting my job. Crazy, right?! Admittedly, the title of the article is a little click-bait-ish, but it’s true. How did I manage to spend 30 nights, under the starts, since January 1, 2018, without skipping out on my job, or better yet, get fired? The answer is quite simple, and it’s not really a secret. All 30 of those nights, well they weren’t consecutive. I know, I know. I tweaked the truth, just a little bit, to get you here, …

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Sand Mountain | Little Sahara Adventures

The mountains of Utah are incredible. From the red cliffs of Moab, to the snow capped peaks in the Cottonwoods, they all offer some thing uniquely different to everyone. But when I came out to Salt Lake to visit my friend Luke last November, we took a spontaneous trip to somewhere neither of us had been before. That trip lead us down desert roads to probably one of the smallest mountain ranges in Utah. I’m talking about Sand Mountain, located in the Little Sahara Recreation Area. Getting here wasn’t difficult, but it was different. Hopping off the highways and onto …

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Go Hike Lake Blanche

As bad as it sounds, I try to stay away from hikes and outdoors activities that get too much praise and hype. It might just be the hipster in me, but when a  hiking trail get’s nearly 1,800 5-star reviews on AllTrails.com, it’s hard to believe it’s going to be a challenging one. The only time that many people review a trail, or anything for that matter, it’s usually something super easy and perfect for the out-of-shape, family-friendly hikers. For those hikes, which commonly get described as a 1-mile trail, entirely flat, and finishes at a pretty waterfall. However, this …

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Top Notch Triathlon: Utah Style

5,495ft of vertical gain separates the starting line from the finish of this triathlon. It’s not your typical race, nor is it even an official event. At least, it wasn’t until August 5, 2018, because three brave souls took this challenge on with only a few days notice and they absolutely crushed it. So what exactly is the Top Notch Triathlon-Utah Version? It all started back in 2014 when my new roommates at the time invited me to compete in an annual team triathlon that raced up Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire on the first weekend in August. I took …

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The Pfeifferhorn [Video]

The Wasatch Range has been an incredible place to explore since moving here. The landscape and topography varies so much in such short distance, and the cottonwoods are the epitome of that diversity. And the Pfeifferhorn has been the most epic hike yet! In just under 10 miles, you climb and scramble up nearly 4,000 vertical feet. A true classic that you must do.   For the full story, check it out here AllTrails.com info for the Hike   

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More (Jeep) Adventure Than We Bargained For

Some trips go according to plan, while others are thrown together last-minute and nothing goes right. This is a story about the latter. Our friends, Katie and Saxxon, invited us to go camping with them down in Bountiful Canyon  last weekend. After spending the previous two days packing and hauling everything we owned into our new apartment, this was just the break we needed. So we quickly rummaged though the boxes we had just packed up, grabbed our camping gear, and headed back down to the valley we just moved from. The plan was to meet up with our friends …

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