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 canyon

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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Mountain Biking La Sal Mountains / The Whole Enchilada Trail

mountain biking porcupine rim

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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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 follow 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 with a hundred vertical and near vertical drops on either side. Finally the trail tops out…

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Think About Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park is closer to Park City than you think.  At 240 miles it is practically the same distance as the much busier Arches National Park 231 miles.  If you’re deciding between which national park to visit, you should consider the time of year you are visiting.  It can get a little HOT…

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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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Park City Personal Trainer Amanda Comstock

park city personal trainer Amanda Comstock

Park City Personal Trainer Amanda Comstock is one of the top personal fitness trainers.  Living to your fullest requires good health and fitness.  Amanda specializes in weight loss and injury recovery.  She has helped hundreds of people get to where they want to be so they can live better and be healthier lives.  Amanda graduated…

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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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Backcountry skiing monitor bowl park city utah

Backcountry skiing monitor bowl park city utah

Backcountry skiing monitor bowl Park City Utah.  This area located on the Park City ridge line is a classic! !  From the crest you will have views of Canyons side and PC side. Also many other near by options for great skiing.   Afterward you’ll know that Monitor feeling!    Backcountry skiing monitor bowl park…

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backcountry skiing gobbler’s knob

backcountry skiing gobbler's knob

Backcountry skiing gobbler’s knob is as good as a Thanksgiving day feast.  The steep terrain on all aspects and accessible location offers up any kind on dish you could want, from neck deep powder, to side dish of spring corn, to sun baked mashed potatoes.  You can feast on any kind of backcountry dish you’d…

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Backcountry Skiing Mount Aire in Parley’s Canyon

Backcountry skiing Mount Aire in Parley's Canyon Utah

Backcountry skiing Mount Aire in Parley’s Canyon Utah, Mount Aire stands right next to Interstate 80.  Commuters down Parley’s Canyon into Salt Lake get a Prime view of  backcountry possibility Mount Aire has to offer.  It looks easily accessible from the freeway but, Au Contraire, Mon Frère, On the contrary my brother, the bushwhacking involved here makes Mount…

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Backcountry Skiing Murdock Peak

Backcountry Skiing Murdock Peak

Backcountry skiing Murdock Peak isn’t easily accessible, but it is enjoyable.  Murdock Peak offers steep, big mountain faces of Todd’s bowl & North bowl.  The mellow slopes of South bowl on the other side of the peak are also a touring option depending on avalanche danger.   Backcountry skiing Murdock Peak Skiing Skiing Murdock is…

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Backcountry skiing Square Top Mountain Park City

Backcountry skiing Square Top Mountain Park City

Backcountry skiing Square Top Mountain Park City should be on every Park City backcountry skier’s bucket list.  Square Top mountain stands over the Canyons side of Park City resort, namely, the Red Pine lodge, Saddleback chairlift, and the Sweet Pea magic carpet ;).   The views of  Square Top from the resort are amazing! It sits…

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Backcountry skiing Desolation Ridge

Backcountry skiing Desolation ridge

Backcountry skiing Desolation ridge is as easy as 1, 2, 3.  Located at the top of Mill-D drainage in the Big Cottonwood Canyon, is Lake Desolation where the ridge gets it’s name.  From Park City, the way to reach desolation ridge is too boot up from the 9,990 chairlift.  Either way you approach, Desolation offers a…

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Park City Gym / AlpenFit community

Park City Gym

Park City Gym AlpenFit is the place where connections are made.  There are several kinds of gyms in Park City.  We have budget community gym Basin Rec.  We have the fad gyms like Orange Theory.  Then there is the high end gym and Park City Personal trainers  at Silver Mountain.  Then there is AlpenFit.  This is…

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God’s Lawn Mower Backcountry skiing Kessler Peak

God's Lawn mower Backcountry skiing Kessler Peak

God’s Lawnmower Backcountry skiing Kessler Peak.  Kesser Peak is a monster.  Rising just under 3,000 ft, Kessler stands prominently @ 10,403 ft, in the mid Big Cottonwood Canyon.  The north aspect, the side that faces the BCC highway, a huge tree scattered avalanche path named God’s Lawn Mower.  Kessler’s steep slopes and obvious ski routes…

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Mount Raymond Chutes / chuting project

Mount Raymond chutes

Mount Raymond chutes, Ignorance is bliss unless you get squished.  Mount Raymond is avalanche terrain. The chutes should only be attempted in stable snow conditions.  The main chute is a wide open boulevard which offers incredible skiing and incredible photos if the conditions are right.  The approach is somewhat of a bear (just a little…

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Homicide Chute Backcountry Skiing

Homicide Chute backcountry skiing

Homicide Chute Backcountry Skiing. Avalanche danger is a very REAL hazard here. Be sure of stable snow conditions before attempting Suicide or Homicide chutes.  Homicide is on the backside of Mt Superior’s Suicide chute.  They both share the same saddle, scary names, and awesome skiing. Homicide Chute Backcountry skiing Skiing Homicide was a spicy little dish when…

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