Dinosaurs, Trails and “Glamping”

Dinosaurs, Trails and “Glamping”

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 | No Comments »

By Monique Beeley – Growing up, I spent a lot of time in the great Utah outdoors with my family. Some of my much loved early memories are of Lake Powell, Bear Lake and, perhaps my favorite, the land of the Dinosaurs, aka “Dinosaurland!” When I was a child, my parents would often take my [...]

A Success Story – Ogden River

A Success Story – Ogden River

Sunday, June 23rd, 2013 | No Comments »

The Ogden River was a mess.  For years had been abused, misused and trashed. The river corridor itself was beautiful – winding its way down scenic Ogden Canyon and through town.  But the river was on a collision course to suffer the same ignominy as Lake Erie had years before (the lake was so polluted [...]

Find Yourself – Retreat at Red Mountain Resort

Find Yourself – Retreat at Red Mountain Resort

Thursday, June 20th, 2013 | No Comments »

By Elizabeth Brown – My sister was turning 50.  I pondered what we could do to celebrate this major life event.  Mom, sis and I had often traveled together and we wanted to have another excursion for the three of us to celebrate this special year.  We’d been to Hawaii and once on a cruise [...]

Utah Ski Resorts Sizzle with Summer Fun

Utah Ski Resorts Sizzle with Summer Fun

Monday, June 17th, 2013 | No Comments »

By Susie English – For many, summer vacation means heading to the beach, exploring southern Utah, going on a long road trip or checking out your local water park. What many summer vacationers don’t think about are the endless options offered at Utah’s 14 ski resorts during the summer season. Over the past 25 years [...]

Adventures in the golden mountains of Utah

Adventures in the golden mountains of Utah

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 | No Comments »

By Jane and Julia Reynolds – “Lean into your turn Mom!” my daughter yelled from behind as I soared through another smooth switchback! The golden fall leaves crackled under my tires as I tapped lightly on my brakes and easily coasted along. We were out on one of my favorite mountain bike trails, the Mid-mountain [...]

My First (but not last) River Trip

My First (but not last) River Trip

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 | No Comments »

By Lauren Lengel – I gazed at the rapids, flowing quickly. Water was splashing against boulders and being thrown back. “Are you sure?” I asked. It was early August. Our family set out on a “girls only” two day raft trip guided by Wild Rivers Expeditions on the San Juan River, a 24 mile section [...]

The Tour of Utah

The Tour of Utah

Monday, June 3rd, 2013 | No Comments »

By Tara McKee – “The geography in Utah is unique. I’ve been around the world and you just don’t find the high mountains, the desert, the red rocks, the aspen trees and the Great Salt Lake. It’s all very unique and definitely worth a trip.” –Levi Leipheimer, American Pro Cyclist The Tour of Utah, one [...]

Girl’s Night Out – Southern Utah Style

Girl’s Night Out – Southern Utah Style

Friday, May 31st, 2013 | No Comments »

Photos & story Monique Beeley – It’s no secret that I love adventuring in Utah. Just ask any of my family or friends. I’m always filled with advice on what to do, where to go, and what see in my own large and diverse backyard…aka Utah. From the lush green mountains and lakes of northern [...]

First-time Adventures in Moab

First-time Adventures in Moab

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013 | 1 Comment »

By Caroline Gleich – “Hurry Up and Get Ready,” I shouted to Forrest. “Make sure you bring hiking, paddling and climbing stuff – do you have everything?” Another trip, but not our normal set of gear. Forrest Shearer is a professional snowboarder and I am a professional skier. We travel the world for the best [...]

“The Mighty Five!” #5: Canyonlands National Park

“The Mighty Five!” #5: Canyonlands National Park

Thursday, May 9th, 2013 | No Comments »

Story by Red Oelerich, Photos by Monique Beeley – And mighty they are. Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef and Zion. California with nine and Alaska with eight have more. But no state can match the grandeur and proximity of Utah’s five. Are they alike, or in any way similar? Sure. All are blessed with red rock [...]