Castleton Tower is a place that is one of the “must climbs” of the country. It’s a perfect sandstone tower right out of a Roadrunner cartoon that rises up from the desert floor near Moab. Spring is a good time to go and tackle the tower as mild temperatures keep the climb comfortable, especially while ascending the North Chimney route.
When it comes to outdoor adventure in Southern Utah, there is nothing quite like canyoneering through a sandstone slot. Canyoneering gets you down into the earth, where you are forced to touch and interact with the rock, sand and water. Canyoneering is dirty, wet, sometimes dangerous,
When Utah’s red-rock desert is mentioned, one of the most common images that pops into people’s heads has got to be Delicate Arch in Arches National Park. It is the single most iconic image in all of Utah. From commercials, to promotional tourist publications, to the Utah State license plate, Delicate Arch is everywhere. So it’s no wonder that Arches National Park sees some of the most tourist traffic in the state. There’s good reason for the droves of people who flock to Delicate Arch at sundown to take pictures, as it remains the most awe inspiring landscape in the west. And spring is, like everywhere in Southern Utah, an ideal time of year to make the pilgrimage.
All 13 Utah ski resorts will have new upgrades to show off to visitors for the ’09-’10 ski season. SkiUtah.com compiled all of the improvements and changes that have been made during the off-season, that will give skiing tourists and locals alike a memorable experience when they come to enjoy Utah’s world-famous powder. In addition to improvements to Utah’s resorts, there is also a huge improvement for Utah visitors in the form of re-vamped liquor laws, but that’s another story. Below is a list of all the ski resort upgrades, courtesy of Ski Utah.
“The Edge of Never” is the story about Kye Petersen. Kye is the son of extreme skier, Trevor Petersen, who died in 1996 while skiing the Exit Couloir on the Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix, France. The idea was take Kye to that place, where the boy would ski the slope that took his father’s life. There is a mythological plot at work here, about a young man who dares to ski the labyrinth of snow and ice that killed his father. “The Edge of Never” is also a story about family, despite that fact that it’s taking place amidst the carnival of big-mountain skiing.
There isn’t much in life that’s happier than watching dogs run free in the woods. Before being let loose, they remain calm on their leashes, yawning in anticipation. But as soon as the sound of the leash unclicking is heard, they’re off, bounding wildly into the brush, neck and neck like racehorses as they playfully bite each other’s legs and roll over one another along the way.
When I first moved to Salt Lake City, a co-worker told me that Chesler Park in Canyonlands National Park is the most beautiful place in the State of Utah. When I finally made it down there with my wife, Callista,…