Arches National Park

5 Things We Always Do In Moab

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Since moving to Utah, not quite three years ago, Keith and I have been to Moab several times.  It’s been a few months since our last visit, the longest we’ve gone not visiting or at least passing through and it’s a place I always look forward to going.   When we have visitors in town, we always plan a trip …

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2018 – 2019 Ski Season Review

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Keith and I kicked off the 2018 – 2019 ski season by skiing Snowbird on opening day, Saturday, November 24, 2018.  A winter storm encircled the Cottonwood Canyons dumping fresh powder throughout the morning until the early afternoon. We took full advantage of this storm to get our ski legs working again.  This epic day really set the tone for …

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Avoiding Snakes While Hiking

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Snakes are my worst fear…. Ok, snakes probably aren’t my WORST fear, but they rank right up there with things I won’t mention for fear that it will happen!  I’m knocking on wood for all the things that just came to mind. One of the top contenders for reasons why I don’t like to hike, backpack, canyoneer, etc. is snakes. …

Alta Ski Resort

Spring Skiing at Alta

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As part of our Snowbird season passes, we get Wasatch Benefits.  When you buy a season pass from one of the follow resorts; Alta, Deer Valley, Snowbird or Solitude; you get two complementary day tickets to the other three resorts.  Keith and I had already used one pass for Deer Valley, Solitude and Alta so I had my remaining day …

Keith's ACL Surgery

Update on Keith – ACL Surgery

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Keith and I had been wanting to ski Powder Mountain in Eden, UT for two years, ever since we first heard of the resort.  The ski season was looking great so we planned a weekend away in February.  With over 8,400 acres of accessible terrain, PowMow is the largest ski acreage in the United States!  We. Were. Stoked. The weekend …

Hiking for Beginners 5 takeaways and favorite hikes

Hiking for Beginners: Top 5 Takeaways and My Favorite Hikes

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Over the past few weeks I’ve been sharing information that I’ve learned about hiking for beginners.  I’m no expert, but I’ve learned so much since moving to Utah and subsequently have added hiking to my list of hobbies. Check out my previous posts for more basic information on hiking. Hiking for Beginners: Basic Trail Info Hiking for Beginners: Basic Clothing …

Hiking for Beginners Basic Gear

Hiking for Beginners: Basic Gear

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Check out my previous posts for more information on hiking for beginners. Hiking for Beginners: Basic Info Hiking for Beginners: Basic Clothing Our Very First Hike in Utah Our Very First Hike in Utah Having basic gear while hiking is essential for safety. You will need plenty of food and water, but there are other items to consider adding to …

Hiking for Beginners: Basic Clothing

Hiking for Beginners: Basic Clothing

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Last week I wrote the post Hiking for Beginners: Basic Trail Info to give new hikers a starting point on how to choose a trail. The main factors I look at when choosing a trail are the distance and elevation gain. Knowing those two factors and being able to estimate my hiking rate, I can choose a trail for the …

Hiking for Beginners

Hiking for Beginners: Basic Trail Info

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As we are approaching summer, I’ve been anxious to get back out on the trails to hike. Those are words that 3 years ago would never have entered my mind. That got me to thinking about all the things I’ve learned about hiking since moving to Utah. I’m no expert, but I have learned a lot along the way. The …

Skiing alone

What is it like Skiing Alone?

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Keith’s injury at Powder Mountain meant he was out for the rest of the season and possibly part of next season 🙁  Read more about our trip to Powder Mountain and his injury by clicking here. February was ending, but Spring skiing was just around the corner. Last season we had some of the best skiing for the year in …