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Superior is never bad

Trip Report: Mt. Superior

By Ben White The weather looked good, the avalanche conditions looked good, and the snow looked good. It was a recipe for a great day in the mountains, so we decided that skiin

The green is the PRT, notice how it skirts the edge of that cliff in the beginning, then drops to the Colorado River

Trip Report: Porcupine Rim Trail

By Ben White Moab is a place that is sought after by mountain bikers looking for some wild riding in a super beautiful setting. The sandstone is wildly grippy, and the massive

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The Greatest Mountain: Part II

After our epic ascent of Mount Katahdin via the Hunt Trail, we decided to descend Abol Trail for a change of scenery. Originally opened by Mother Nature in 1816, the trail u

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The Greatest Mountain: Part I

Many scoff at Mount Katahdin, calling its summit unimpressive at only 5,270 feet. But when you start at 1,000 feet and gain more than 4,000 feet in just a few short miles, it’s no walk in the park. And those who mock the mountain are first to eat their wor

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Trip Report: Full Moon Timpanogos Traverse

By Ben White Once again, a full moon with a good forecast lined up for a great adventure. The previous

From left to right, myself, Kyle, Justin and Riley ready to find some snow

Trip Report: July Skiing on Timpanogos

By Ben White The calendar had turned from June to July and a few of my ski buddies; Justin, Kyle, Riley, and I decided that we need to have turns twelve consecutive months. We

A photo of the West Slabs, courtesy of Wikipedia

Trip Report: West Slabs of Mount Olympus

By Ben White From the University of Utah campus, looking south-east gives a student between classes a view of the high peaks of the Wasatch. In the foreground with Twin Peaks l

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Trip Report: Elephant's Perch - Mountaineers Route

Originally posted as Elephants Perch: Mountaineers Route on George Dirth's personal blog Grand Lines. Enjoy! Somewhere in the middle of Idaho one of my favorite places is hiding from everyone in plain sight. The Sawtooth

Eric, Blake, Riley had a dead headlamp, and I made tracks down under the moon

Trip Report: Skiing under the June Supermoon

The fullest moon of the year was scheduled for the night of June 22nd, with the peak of fullness at six in the morning on the 23rd or so. I pitched the idea of getting some June turns in under the supermoon from Mount Superior to my room mates and another ski