Hiking

Hiking Bald Mountain in the High Uintas

Dave stands with the cairns on the summit of Bald Mountain. (Photo: Dave Zook)

Breaking free from my comfort zone of Little Cottonwood Canyon can be taxing. LCC holds the people, peaks, and accessibility that leave me with a “why leave?” mentality. Change is a good thing I tell myself from time to time,…

A loopy journey on Mount Timpanogos

The many colors of Mount Timpanogos in the fall on our nearly 20-mile run. (Photo: Dave Zook)

At around 10 p.m. I received an invite from my friend Adam Fabrikant for a run the next morning on Mount Timpanogos. Adam is a fierce mountain goat, and while he may hesitate to use those words exactly, he shows…

Cecret Lake – the everyone trail

Cecret Lake, reflective and inviting-but no swimming allowed. (Photo: Dave Zook)

The pinnacle of unextreme hiking takes place in the heart of Alta, and I quite enjoyed it. You don’t have to sacrifice any of your grizzled nature to enjoy such an outing. It doesn’t put an asterisk on your trans-Wasatch,…

Climbing Tokewanna Peak

Luna the dog enjoys the fine views from atop Tokewanna (Photo: Dave Thieme)

There are nineteen “13′ers” in Utah, and every one of these beasts can be found somewhere in the Uinta Mountain Range. One of the things that make Utah’s 13,000′ mountains unique is their distance from roads. Climbing these summits often…