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Year: 2020

Stocking Stuffers for Runners

Shopping for your friends and loved ones for the holidays can be exceptionally challenging, especially during a pandemic. With everyone spending more time at home and budgets being tight, we thought we could recommend some small but extremely helpful gifts … Read the rest The

Running and Therapy

It has been said that running (exercise in general) is therapy for the mind as much as it is the body. I can’t think of a year other than this year that this would ring  more true. I would be in a much darker place

Merrell MTL Skyfire Undyed Trail Shoe Review

Let’s talk Sustainability and shoes! Is this a thing? Does it matter? We’ve been testing the Merrell MTL Skyfire Undyed trail shoe. This shoe is part of their sustainability line, which means they use a 40% recycled foam insole, no … Read the rest The

The Dragon’s Tail

Salt Lake City offers some of the best centrally located trails in the US. There are mountains that climb 3000 to  6000 ft right out of the valley floor, just minutes from downtown. One of these is Grandeur Peak. While … Read the rest The

The Wasatch Ultimate Ridge Link-up (WURL)

I’ve been spying this line for years. I even tried it six or so years ago, on a whim, when another project fell through. Then, I wasn’t prepared and certainly wasn’t mentally ready for what was need to get through … Read the rest The

Montbell EX Light Wind Jacket Review

The Fall is a great time to look at new light weight shells. The temps are getting colder and the weather uncertain. This time of year, having a full waterproof shell is a bit too much, leaving you too hot … Read the rest The

Above the Clouds

  Been a while since I’ve been out running on the mountain (one year?). I don’t know how or why I’ve let this essential activity slip away for so long. I was reminded of how much I miss it after climbing with Kevin S above

Reach Out and Touch the Pepper Tree

If you are ever in need of a reminder of why getting out of the house to go for a run is better than staying inside and grinding a peloton or treadmill, try running under a pepper tree. When you do, reach up and grab

Ultimate Direction Running Vest Review

I recently took a trip to Colorado to bag 14,000ft peaks with two of my friends, Scott Wesemann and Pete Stoughton. For four days we ventured into the back country, often times out for 6+ hours. Having a vest that … Read the rest The post Ultimate Direction