Author: Bryson White

Ice climbing the Willard Canyon Waterfall

Ken tops out on the section before the final pitch

Willard Canyon is a remarkably rugged canyon that’s home to a beautiful cascading waterfall that usually ices over in late December or early January, offering an easy yet adventurous climb. I am a total rookie when it comes to ice, but…

Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Courses in Utah

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Accidents and injuries happen in wilderness settings everyday (just watch a good carnage video if you need convincing). Knowing what to do in these situations can not only be the difference between life or death, but more often the difference…

Hiking Upper Muley Twist and the Waterpocket Fold in Capitol Reef National Park

Upper Muley Twist

The Waterpocket Fold is one of the most unique geological features in Utah. A nearly 100-mile long wrinkle in the earth’s crust, the Waterpocket Fold offers stunning views of the classic Wingate and Navajo sandstone formations. And because it’s in a remote…

Jackson Karma Kayak review

Jackson Karma in Boo Boo

In 2012, Jackson Kayak released the newest member of its fleet, the Karma. I’ve been dying ever since to take it for a spin and finally got to do so a few times this spring, once on a release of the Black Canyon…

Kayaking Sixth Water Creek

Marc Nelson drops into gorge at Sixth Water Creek. Photo - Bryson White, utahoutside.com

There is exactly one class V creek in Utah that runs everyday of the year (if you can get to it): Sixth Water Creek. It’s steep (dropping 250 feet per mile), short (less than a half-mile long), and usually has…

Rafting Westwater Canyon

The view from our lunch spot on the first day of rafting Westwater Canyon. (Photo: Bryson White - UtahOutside.com)

Utah has no shortage of excellent whitewater rafting runs, but few are as accessible as Westwater Canyon. Westwater is the first canyon the Colorado River flows through after it crosses the Utah border. It’s the quintessential desert river trip: beautiful…