Tag Archive for Utah

Rock climbing Glass Ocean

Matt Walker climbing on Glass Ocean in Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Big Cottonwood Canyon’s Glass Ocean rock climb is described on Mountain Project.com as, “one of the best 5.8′s in BCC!” Although it is a fun climb with some pretty good exposure and a couple of heart-pounding run-outs, there are climbers…

List of Utah ski swaps for fall 2011

Maybe it's time to to get some updated skis at a Utah Ski Swap. Image: flickr.com/photos/borevagen/

Ski swaps are among skidom’s most cherished traditions. Every fall, our ski and snowboard gear is given the once-over, and if those old boards purchased 10 years ago desperately need to be sacrificed to the ski gods in a backyard…

XTERRA USA Championship at Snowbasin

Image courtesy Snowbasin.

The end of September sees a big weekend at Snowbasin as the XTERRA USA Championship will be held in northern Utah’s mountains. For us mortals, the event is one we can only watch from the sidelines, as only qualified athletes…

Mountain biking Jacob’s Ladder

Signage leads the way for a wild ride down Jacob's Ladder.

Jacob’s Ladder, located in Draper’s Corner Canyon, is a good trail option among the network of mountain biking and hiking routes in the area. Corner Canyon itself features short, before work out-and-backs, long loops, steep hill-climbs, technical descents, nice scenery,…

Hiking Sunset Peak from Brighton

Sunset Peak viewed from below Catherine Pass.  The summit route follows the ridge in the right of this photo.

Brighton Resort- it’s not just about skiing and snowboarding up there. Well maintained trails, numerous mountain lakes and easily attainable summits make the ski area a prime destination for summer hiking. We told you how to get above 10,000′ in…