Posts by Christopher Comstock

Mountain Biking Canyons Village Park City / Holly’s Trail

Mountain Biking Holly's trail at Canyons Village Park City Utah

Mountain Biking Holly’s trail at Canyons Village Park City Utah.  Holly’s is the only trail at Canyons Village of Park City.  There are huge advantages to having limited options.  You don’t get indecisive when choosing which trail to ride.  You can’t get lost. And it’s the best trail around. Holly’s Trail The climb is BIG…

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Backcountry Skiing Cardiff Ridge Chutes

Skiing Cardiff Ridge Chutes

Skiing Cardiff Ridge Chutes Skiing Cardiff Ridge Chutes… With a short approach, little exposure, and short descents, they are some of the funnest lines in the Wasatch. If you’re skiing the Chuting Gallery Cardiff Ridge chutes make a great practice area to prepare yourself for bigger mountaineering projects that lie ahead.   Cardiff Ridge Chutelettes Skiing…

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Backcountry Skiing The Chuting Gallery / Mike Mckinney Chuting Project

Backcountry Skiing The Chuting Gallery

Backcountry Skiing The Chuting Gallery Attempt to ski 92 of the steepest ski descents in the Wasatch Mountains   Backcountry Skiing The Chuting Gallery https://parkcitypeople.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Chuting-Project-Mike.mp4 Does he make it? The project is to ski 92 ski descents listed in “The Chuting Gallery” by backcountry ski expert Andrew McLean.  To do this Mike will have to…

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Backcountry Skiing Box Elder Peak Super Couloir

Backcountry Skiing Box Elder Peak Super Couloir

Backcountry Skiing Box Elder Peak Super Couloir is a long way to the top if you want to Rock and Roll.  It’s called the “Super Couloir” for a reason.  If you ski this couloir you will experience one of the most awesome couloirs in the Wasatch.  But if you want to go backcountry skiing Box…

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Backcountry Skiing Uintas Castle Peak Area

Backcountry skiing Uintas Castle Peak Area theoretically would be awesome.  I have however yet to “PROPERLY” ski it.  In the late year of 2017 we aimlessly skied the area. We found some snow and came back with some photos.  I felt like the area wasn’t skied to it’s potential.  Hopefully anyone who goes backcountry skiing in…

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Backcountry skiing Lone Peak NE Couloir

Backcountry skiing Lone Peak NE Couloir

Lone Peak NE Couloir is an intimidating couloir that’s difficult to access. Lone Peak is located at the southern end of the Salt Lake Valley. It stands over the city of Sandy like a sentinel guarding the valley. It’s summit looks like a band of granite cliff with no potential ski line. On the other…

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Mountain Biking La Sal Mountains / The Whole Enchilada Trail

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Mountain Biking La Sal Mountains The Whole Enchilada Trail.  Moab Utah is iconic for mountain biking trails.  There is no more iconic ride in Moab than the Whole Enchilada.  The trails everything from singletrack to slickrock.  The view are OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!  If your riding ability is intermediate ability, you need to make the…

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Brian House the Backcountry Ski Mountaineer

Brian House Brian House Backcountry Ski Expert Brian House the Backcountry Ski Mountaineer Brian House When Brian was born, he was left in the cold by his parents. What could have been a tragic story, turned positive as a Grizzly Bear couple took care of him and taught him all he knows about nature. His skills…

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Backcountry Skiing the Pfeifferhorn Couloirs

Backcountry Skiing the Pfeifferhorn Couloirs

Backcountry Skiing the Pfeifferhorn Couloirs.   Backcountry Skiing the Pfeifferhorn Couloirs in Little Cottonwood Canyon Utah.  A classic mountaineering challenge of the Wasatch.  The Pfeifferhorn was once called the Little Matterhorn because of its  similarities to the Matterhorn.  The now named Pfeifferhorn this iconic peak of the Wasatch has everything, big views, big exposure,  big…

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2018 Backcountry Ski Wall Calendar

2018 Backcountry Ski Wall Calendar

2018 Backcountry Ski Wall Calendar. The 2018 Backcountry ski calendar .  11″x8.5″ size photos make visually stunning wall display. Video 2018 Backcountry Ski Wall Calendar This year I took some of my favorite Backcountry Ski/Splitboard photos and created a 2018 Backcountry Ski Wall Calendar. Mountain Ranges across Utah.  The Uintas, Wasatch, and the Las Sal mountain ranges…

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Backcountry Skiing Reids Peak – Uinta Mountains

Backcountry skiing Reids Peak Uinta mountains

Backcountry skiing Reids Peak Uinta Mountains    Up Mirror Lake Highway at Bald mountain pass there are half a dozen skiable peaks, but none are more rugged than Reid’s Peak.  From the highway it doesn’t look skiable but for a more creative skier this peak is all sorts of fun! Backcountry skiing Reids Peak Uinta…

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Canyoneering Alcatraz Slot Canyon Robbers Roost

Alcatraz slot canyon utah

Canyoneering Alcatraz Slot Canyon Robbers Roost is an out of this world adventure.  When you get there you look over the canyon’s edge and can see the 165 ft. vertical rappel that awaits.  The anticipation that builds as you await your descent.   When your turn comes and you are safely in the slot, congratulations…

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The Best Ski Mountaineering Pack Black Diamond Cirque

The Best Ski Mountaineering Pack Black Diamond Cirque

The Best Ski Mountaineering Pack Black Diamond Cirque 35 is specifically designed for ski mountaineering.  If you pack ropes, ice axes, and crampons into the backcountry, this pack was meant for you.  I purchased this pack March 2017 and throughly tested it out. Black Diamond Cirque 35 Ski Mountaineering Pack   Price $199.95 Weight 2lbs…

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Backcountry Skiing La Sal Mountains Mount Tukuhnikivatz

Backcountry Skiing La Sal Mountains Mount Tukuhnikivatz

Backcountry Skiing La Sal Mountains Mount Tukuhnikivatz is listed as one of the 50 Classic ski Descents of North America.  Mount Tukunikivatz should be on everybody’s bucket list.  Skiing in the red rock deserts of Utah may sound like looking for an ice cream cone on Mars. However, for those who read this blog post,…

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Climbing Iron Hayden Wall Uintas

Climbing Iron Hayden Wall Uintas

Climbing Iron Hayden Wall Uintas is located on the West face of Mt. Hayden in the Uinta mountains of northern Utah. Mt Hayden is an eye catching peak as you can see it from the Mirror lake Highway for several miles. The climbing routes are mixed trad and sport. Difficulty ranging from 5.9 to 5.11+.…

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Park City’s best hike Fantasy Ridge at Canyons

Park City's best hike Fantasy Ridge at Canyons

Park City’s best hike is Fantasy Ridge at Canyons.   This forested trail follows a creek half way up then opens to incredible views of the Park City Ridgeline.  Three quarters of the way up there’s a shark fin ridge. The ridge has a safety rope installed to help you through the rocks with the hundred…

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Hiking Mount Nebo Utah Highest Peak in the Wasatch

Hiking mount nebo utah

Hiking Mount Nebo, Utah’s Highest Peak in the Wasatch!  If your plan is to summit the highest mountain in the Wasatch you had better go prepared.  With over 16 miles, 5,249ft of elevation gain, and NOBODY around, this mountain offers a challenge that’s worthy of it’s elevation. (11,929ft) Hiking Mount Nebo Utah BOOM!  CRACK!  …

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Backcountry Skiing Uinta Mountains Hayden Peak

backcountry skiing Uinta mountains Hayden Peak

Backcountry Skiing Uinta Mountains Hayden Peak is the jewel of the Mirror Lake Highway.   With easy access, huge terrain, and plenty of moderate slopes, Hayden Peak delivers the goods for any kind of tour.   When you get a glimpse of the mountain from the highway you might think the peak is too rugged…

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Uinta Mountains Backcountry Skiing – Mount Watson

Uinta Mountains Backcountry Skiing Mount Watson

Uinta Mountains Backcountry Skiing Mount Watson.  Located lower down Bald mountain pass, Mount Watson is one of the 1st Uinta peaks backcountry accessible in the late Spring.  There is a long approach to reach the summit but worth it.  Mount Watson offers up great skiing, great view, and is a great way to kick off…

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Big Water Yurt / Millcreek Canyon

big water yurt millcreek canyon

Big Water yurt Millcreek canyon is for rent through Salt Lake County Parks.  The yurt comes available December 1 through April 30th.  The yurt is located in a beautiful canyon with front door access to some of Utah’s premium backcountry skiing.  Little Water and Big Water peaks are a short distance.  Go a little further…

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