A group of us headed to Fruita for a few days of mountain biking recently. Here’s a clip I put together from a ride down Zippity Do Da, up at 18 Road. Check out Craig’s broken frame 38 seconds into it. Bummer.
The Black Hole. It sounds scary, right? Well, if claustrophobia, freezing cold water and flash floods get you nervous then this slot canyon run probably isn’t best for you. But if you’ve got a good wetsuit, booties and a perfect weather forecast then a day in the Black Hole of Utah’s White Canyon might actually […]
“So then what are you guys doing in Utah?” asked our friend after running through the list of typical Utah desert activities, i.e. biking, climbing, boating and hiking. I interrupted and said,”We’re skiing.” In Colorado, the mountains are often the destination, but when visiting Utah’s canyon country they are usually relegated to the backdrop of […]
The hump of the ski season upon us and spring is coming. Punxsutawny Phil thinks otherwise, after seeing his shadow he declared there to be six more weeks of winter– but apparently Staten Island Chuck (who? read here) says Phil’s got it all wrong. After Christy and I opted to stay in bed this morning, […]
Put mildly, the Maze is out there. So remote and inaccessible is this corner of Canyonlands National Park that it takes nearly 8 hours to drive to some of its namesake camps from the closest gas stations in Green River– leaving you with barely enough fuel to return. As a testament to it’s remoteness and […]
“I’d like to see the guy who can ride up that!” said the rude guy from California as he arrived to the top of Murphy’s Hogback, walking his bike. When it was revealed that not only did most of our group ride the steep hill but Jared managed to do it with his daughter, Maia, in tow, […]
(or better yet, …to us!) Canyon country is awesome this time of year. So when Tim asked if I’d like to join him and some friends on a Westwater trip, I was in. I’ve always been curious to see what this classic Colorado River run was all about. And with rapids that bear names like Funnel, Skull, Razor Rock […]
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