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Mountain Running = Trail Running + Climbing

Mountain Running = Trail Running + Climbing

You know how running sucks? Lately, it’s sucked less. Normally, I like to rock climb in the spring, summer, and fall. Climbing has offered both my insight and passage into temperate mountains for the past six years. Perhaps it’s due to my lack of climbing strength, but this year I’ve often been getting into and(…)

Tanner’s Gulch: Features on surfaceskis.com

Tanner’s Gulch: Features on surfaceskis.com

Surface Skis has put together a killer new website that not only differs drastically from those of other ski brands, but offers an array of visual stimulation for the mountain enthusiast in us all. They have created a really cool supplement to their already popular blog. Features will be inspirational, deeper, quality content from the(…)

Story featured on TGR—Summer: Sleeping Around And Skiing Around

Story featured on TGR—Summer: Sleeping Around And Skiing Around

Contrary to what anyone believes, skiing in the summer can be a real box of chocolate. But, like Mama says, You never know whatchagonnagit. With an acceptance of any and all potential snow conditions in mind, I left on June 24th for a month of North American summer skiing. Like our athletic ancestors millennia ago, I(…)

Super Premature Skiing…featured on Freeskier.com!

Super Premature Skiing…featured on Freeskier.com!

In a very premature celebration of the nearing of winter, I went “skiing” last week in Grand Teton National Park. Sticking with the premature and ill-prepared theme of the Tetons trip, I decided to hike the same trail that I’d run two days prior. Making the walk easier and more conversational was Lindsay, who also took(…)

Speed Running the Grand Teton, 8.8.12

Speed Running the Grand Teton, 8.8.12

First, read this story about the breaking of a 30-year record. Now, take what you just saw, slow his pace by 300%, add some body fat, lose some height, lengthen the shorts (barely), and–voila!–you have me. After arriving in Jackson, Wyoming last Tuesday night, I groggily stumbled to the car at 5:30am for a 6:40am start(…)

Ski Descent of the East Face of Sugarloaf Peak

Ski Descent of the East Face of Sugarloaf Peak

Skiing tomorrow. Steep corn to cliff. Rappel. Ski to car. @ 1 hour approach. You’re welcome to join. That was the text message.  And, with just that, I was in. 5 minutes later, I got this one: Oh, this is Adam from tetonsandwasatch.com, by the way… We met at 6am at the Little Cottonwood Park-n-Ride.(…)