I’m a sucker for annual themes. These are usually broad ideas – like bagging all the 10,000ft (plus) peaks in the Wasatch, focusing on climbing, or learning to make shoes. My 2017 theme was slow in inception – taking nearly
Charnov’s (1976) ‘Marginal Value Theorem’ as applied to me and hiking(?): Something like….: the forager (hiker) should leave any patch (peak/mountain range) when it (peak/mountain range) is depleted to the point (i.e. overrun) where foraging elsewhere will provide increased
This was from last May. An interesting quick jaunt. Tucked above the University of Utah is a quaint, scrub oak filled Canyon that is all but closed to the general populace. Red Butte Canyon, with its proximity to historic Fort
The Wasatch 100 is a fickle mistress. I pine for it all year and then regret its advances while in the throws of embrace. With a couple of weeks between me and this last Wasatch 100 it’s maybe time to
Boasting 12,000(?)ft of climbing in 50km the Speedgoat race seemed like a good challenge and the perfect way to prep for this year’s Wasatch 100. My summer focus has been on climbing – and I thought this would be
The Beatout – one of the quintessential hikes (runs?) of the Wasatch. Found at the back of John Veranth’s Hiking the Wasatch, the route largely follows the rim of Hogum Fork in the heart of the Lone Peak Wilderness.
The various ski lines on the east face of Pilot Peak has always beckoned ever since I caught a glimpse in a slide show an old professor showed at Utah State over a decade ago. The
With a tight window of opportunity I ran south to Grand Staircase in hopes of getting lost in sandstone. I had a couple of ‘running’ routes in mind but somehow settled on a Deer Creek to Boulder Creek loop
Here’s a recommendation – don’t try to migrate your blog to a new platform yourself. It ends in trouble. Big trouble in little Wasatch. Perhaps it’s time for a purge and reboot? Forced?