Purge the Spurge

All extra hands are valuable in ridding Utah of invasive plants

Spring Run-Off

The dry winter can make it easier to prepare for 2015 running events
A childhood friend called me the other day. As kids, we swam on the same summer swim team at the Liberty Park pool; until we were in middle school, we both played soccer on a team coached by her father.

Creature Comforts

Protected areas help wildlife challenged by human encroachment
An adolescent moose—still young and naïve—used to wander a circuit around the house where I lived one winter in Wilson, Wyo.

Hitting the Wall

Indoor climbing gyms offer a winter alternative to outdoor recreation
A half-dozen people are sitting in a line of plastic chairs, all facing a gray wall covered with red, yellow, blue, green and black knobs of distorted plastic. There isn't much chatter. One woman thumbs through a magazine.

Grouse Under Pressure

Hunting season can be an excuse for an autumn mountain expedition
Autumn seemed to come and go quickly this year. Or, maybe I was just more occupied than normal.

Ski Prep

With a nip of fall in the air, get fully ready to enjoy the snow season
There's no denying that we have rounded a corner in the seasons. I noticed it weeks ago when I walked out my front door, felt my skin prick against the cool damp air and smelled an earthy blend of wet leaves and wood smoke.

Wilderness First-Aid

Wilderness first-aid knowledge is an essential tool for outdoor recreation
Waking up in the passenger seat of his friend's car on a recent trip to Jackson Hole, Nate Smith expected to see the canine tooth of Grand Teton reaching across the sky.

Run Like a Girl

Ladies-only events provide a chance for working out to a different set of expectations
For my boyfriend, carrying my skis to the top of the ridge was not an act of chivalry—it was a strategy.


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