Backcountry 101: Training

Backcountry 101: Training

When a friend first told me she went out backcountry snowboarding I was confused. I literally thought that it was something only professional athletes did. Like you had to be sponsored by Red Bull and have a film crew or something with you.  The thought that backcountry is only for the super athletes might be the biggest misconception about the…

Backcountry 101: Safety

Backcountry 101: Safety

Welcome to the third installment of Backcountry 101! Today we’re talking safety! If you haven’t yet, check out the Intro and Gear posts for some background on backcountry skiing and snowboarding. Safety is a big concern in the backcountry, as it should be, but there are plenty of ways to minimize risks, stay safe, and still have fun. This post…

Backcountry 101: Gear

Backcountry 101: Gear

I had a slow evolution of getting into backcountry and acquiring all the gear. I think that’s just fine, there’s no point in spending tons of money when you are still figuring out if you like a sport or not.  When I started getting into backcountry, I started with side country out the gates of my local ski resort and…

The 10 Best Winter Destinations

The 10 Best Winter Destinations

Winter is one of those seasons that seems to be pretty polarizing (haha, see what I did there?), some people love the cold and snow while others are just itching to escape to warmer weather.  I personally am not a fan of the cold but I do love snowsports and sitting by a cozy fire when it’s snowing out. But…

The Best Places to Take Photos in Moab

The Best Places to Take Photos in Moab

Moab is a ridiculously photogenic place to the point that, it’s hard to take a bad picture among the epic red rock canyons and beautiful rock formations. And while the National Parks are great (and I definitely have them on this list), there are so many beautiful canyons, amazing natural arches, and scenery in general to explore all around Moab…

5 Dog Friendly Hikes in Moab

5 Dog Friendly Hikes in Moab

No we haven’t gotten a dog (yet), but we had a few of them in our Moab crew. Unfortunately, while the humans enjoyed the national parks the puppers got a little left out, so I found some hikes that we could take them on so we all could get a little exercise.  There are tons of hikes to do outside…

Street Art of Moab

Street Art of Moab

When you think of Moab you probably think of outdoor adventure and extreme sports, and you’re not wrong. But the small downtown has some really wonderful street art. If you take a walk around you’ll see plenty of murals done by local artists.  Many of these awesome works are a part of the Moab Arts and Recreation Center, a community…

A Weekend in Moab

A Weekend in Moab

Moab is one of my favorite shoulder season destinations, we were able to go there back in March (just before quarantine) and again this past month. I love the high desert, the mountains, and all that red rock! Moab is a pretty easy drive from cities like Salt Lake City or Denver, it also has a small airport so if…

The Best Hikes in Tahoe

The Best Hikes in Tahoe

People come to Tahoe for the outdoor activities and stunning landscape, and what better way to get both of those things than going for a hike. There are literally trails everywhere in Tahoe so getting out into nature is pretty easy, and there are a wide variety of trails ranging from easy and short to very difficult.  These are some…