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Desert Thanksgiving – 11/21-11/29

After 8 months of squeezing adventures into long weekends, I decided to use the week of Thanksgiving to finally take a week off work. I headed down the first weekend for a couple of days of biking with friends. My only other desert biking experience was a heinous day riding Mag 7 last spring where […]

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Desert Weekend – 10/10-10/12

No large write-up or grand adventures, just a photo dump from a three day weekend in the desert. Itinerary:* North Face of Castleton Tower * A day climbing in the Creek (Reservoir Wall)* An exploratory evening run in The Needles district of Canyonlands (ended up at Druid Arch)* A morning run up Mt. Tukuhnikivatz (approached […]

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North Ridge of Mt. Stuart – 8/28

Facing mid-summer heat and dangerously bad air from the California fires (after spending 2+ hours sheltering under rocks from lightening, I can confirm the phrase “historic lightening siege” is accurate) Taryn and I decided to Seattle for a week to visit friends and check out the Cascades. I took Friday off work and in keeping […]

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The Evolution Traverse – 8/16

It’s a lost, or it’s kind of an ignored idea, the idea of magnificent failure rather than a mediocre success Peter Croft Like many great climbing goals, I’m not sure exactly when the Evolution Traverse first came onto my radar, but with a few amazing traverses under my belt (namely the Cirque Traverse in 2018 […]

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Cathedral Traverse – 8/1

With temperatures in Salt Lake City peaking well into the 100’s, Taryn and I decided to escape to Jackson for another weekend away. We initially discussed attempting the Cloudveil Traverse as our run up Middle and South Teton had left us inspired to complete that section of the ridge line, but as the weekend grew […]

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The Tetons – 7/18-7/19

Taryn and I had planned a mid-July roadtrip to the PNW to bike, run, climb and see some friends. A last minute positive Covid-19 test in the Seattle friend group left us with no plans and itching for adventure. With Salt Lake City literally hotter than the sun, we decided to at least escape to […]

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The Elephants Perch – 7/3-7/5

I decided to use the long Fourth of July weekend to check out The Elephant’s Perch in the Sawtooths in Idaho. Hunter and I drove up Thursday night and slept near Redfish Lake. We made it to the marina in time to catch the first boat shuttle of the day. What a cool way to […]