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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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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…

Pioneer Cabin

Pioneer Day

A celebration that falls annually on July 24th in Utah, Pioneer Day celebrates the day of the arrival of the Mormon Pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847. The first week of November, I celebrate a different sort of Pioneer day in the mountain range of the same name in south central Idaho. Often…

Hyndman panorama

Hyndman Solitude

Hyndman Peak, east of Sun Valley, Idaho, is the crown of the Pioneer Range at 12,009 feet. The Range, also known as the “Alps of Idaho” are as stunning in presence from a distance,as also when explored from within. Sharp, jagged aretes and summits, impossible faces of nearly 3000 vertical feet of relief, lonesome approaches,…