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Are you gonna let a frenchman stretch your straps? Check out this funny video from the boys at Voilé.

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Wasatch Backcountry Alliance

Check out this new promotional video from Wasatch Backcountry Alliance, a great local organization formed to rally those who utilize the busy range. player.vimeo.com/video/88547127?portrait=0  

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Springtime in the Rubys

The Ruby Mountains jut out of the Great Basin just to the south east of Elko, anyone who has ever driven across Nevada from Utah to California, or vice-versa has undoubtedly noticed the range. Although Nevada is surrounded by other states that are famous for their skiing, The Silver State has never really gained famed…

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Smoky Burn Skiing

Last August the Beaver Creek fire ravaged S. Central Idaho, particularly the Sun Valley area, and the Smoky Mountains. The blaze was ignited by a lightning strike in early August, and continued it’s burn for several week, charring over 120,000 acres of prime wildlife habitat, and outdoor recreation terrain. Many popular trails in the Sun…

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Gear Review-Patagonia Capilene One-Piece

I got my first Patagonia Union suit about 20 years ago, then it was made with heavyweight, stretch Capilene, and it’s lasted since then, seeing use on only the very coldest of days. The modern version is the new Capilene 4 One Piece, which though not as heavy as my vintage onesie will see a…

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Snow Canyon Snow

The recent snowstorms along the Wasatch in the second week of December had provided some decent quantities, but in the southern portion of the state, the totals were impressive. The high plateaus such as the Markagunt, where Brian Head is situated received several feet, and even the lowland deserts saw significant accumulations. The Virgin River…

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Gear Review- Rab Neutrino 400 Sleeping Bag

  I’ve been a big fan of this British company’s garments for several years; they are a perfect fit for all things Wasatch winter- and beyond. I’d never been familiar with their bags however, and they are indeed on par with the garments. The best thing is the 800 fill power fluffed inside a lightweight…

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Worn Wear

Check out this video from clothing manufacturer Patagonia. A cool video that should be taken as mandatory viewing before the famous ‘Black Friday.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvkwXcRsyT0

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Scarpa Freedom SL Boots

  Scarpa has been leading the way in recent years in developing versatile ski boots, and with the help of one of the world’s leading ski mountaineers, Chris Davenport lending his insight to the design process, the Freedom SL is the definer of the category. The boot combines high-performance, light weight and wide range of…

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Olympus Fall

While the Wasatch received a decent shot of early season snow, the elevation level was still quite high for the white stuff. There was enough coverage to open a few runs at the resorts in Big Cottonwood Canyon, however the weather promptly returned to fall like conditions in the middle of November. While the skiing…