Big Time Rush

Grab the kids and the kayak for a fun weekend float or a wild whitewater ride. By L. Clark Tate There’s a reason early explorers scoured the West for river passages: access. The middle-of-nowhere places that a river can take you will demand your undivided, awe-inspired attention. And while day trips are splashy fun, desert rivers—muddy […]

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Gone Fishing

When it comes to scoring a big haul, ice is nice Salt Lake City Weekly | 2014 By L. Clark Tate Over your usual wintertime fun, or just a fiendish fisher in need of a fix? So what if the riverbanks are snow-drifted and the lakes frozen—go fishing. According to Travis Gillespie, founder of the Utah […]

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Winter Outdoor Recreation Guide 2014-15

Salt Lake City Weekly | 2015 By Joe Beatty and L. Clark Tate No winter is like the last one, even beyond the snow factor: Resorts grow and change, and as jobs, families and interests shift, our recreation routines get shaken up. But there’s no reason to fear change—embrace it, with the help of our guide to the […]

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Say Yes to the Yurt

Trek to the backcountry for a cozy camping spot Salt Lake City Weekly | 2014 By L. Clark Tate Coloradoans can have their cushy backcountry hut system. Utah’s cozy yurts access shred-ready terrain without unnecessary panache. The wood or propane stoves, stacked firewood, bunk beds and yurt walls keep winter camping relatively simple. Sure, it’s a […]

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Winter Calendar

Think outside the skis to have fun throughout the cold months Published by Salt Lake City Weekly | 2014 By L. Clark Tate The rush of the workweek often dumps us out at the start of the weekend unprepared—making it too easy to waste all that potential fun time cleaning or binge-watching marginally interesting TV. Double […]

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Reach for the Stars

Explore the night sky on a dark desert hike Published by Salt Lake City Weekly | 2014 By L. Clark Tate Isn’t it time you explored another Utah-provided national treasure: world-class dark skies? A new-moon night sky in the deep desert is like a mini big bang of beauty; it will crush your heart and expand […]

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So Tubular

The best spots to fly down a hill on a rubber circle Published by City Weekly | November 8 By L. Clark Tate There’s always a good excuse to go tubing: legs weary after too much riding, clamoring kids or just a straight-up love of old-school laughs. But where’s the best spot to throw down your […]

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Back to Basics

Pay no attention to the trends and forgettable gadgets—this is the gear you really need Published by City Weekly | November 2013 By L. Clark Tate GPSing, altitude-reading, iPhone-integrated gadgetry is great. But, be it blizzard or bluebird, a winter day in the mountains—even lift-serviced ones—can get serious in a hurry, so dress appropriately. Freezing fingers, […]

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Resort Report

Utah’s hills are alive with new deals, lifts and more Published by City Weekly | November 2013 By L. Clark Tate Fifteen ski hills (11 within an hour of Salt Lake City) sprawl across Utah’s topographical wonderland, ready and waiting for winter—and each and every one wants you. This year’s prices, pass benefits and on-mountain offerings reflect […]

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Perfect 10

It’s time to truly experience the Greatest Snow on Earth with these 10 runs Published by Salt Lake City Weekly By L. Clark Tate Don’t just ride the mountain—explore it. It’s time to toss out your tick list, ditch the standard run routine and search out some freshies—and we don’t just mean snow. You’re about to […]

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