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Sedona – A family trip in the outdoors

Sedona from The Red Rock Visitor Center Several times a year, I am tasked with one of my favorite things: planning a family trip. This time, I didn’t have to come up with the destination. I asked my wife and daughter where they wanted to go and … [Read more...]

Until Next Year #takeahike

Thank you for joining us for the past 8 weeks as we hiked and gave away prizes and were inspired by YOU! We loved seeing your photos and reading your stories and feeling like we were hiking together. And you helped US get out on those weeks when we … [Read more...]

My [growing] Collection of Top Utah Hiking Trails

In this post I share my top Utah hiking trail posts organized by area, season, difficulty and even one for dogs who hike. Most I published on Ski Utah’s blog under my name or as the “Yeti,” their ultra cool mascot. The lists are simple collections of … [Read more...]

*Bonus* LAST week of #takeahike

We are seriously in the LAST week of #takeahike. Can you believe it??? I certainly can’t. Be sure to check back on the previous week’s challenges and see our winners here.  We sure do hope you keep on hiking – the summer isn’t … [Read more...]

Laguna Meadow – A late winter family outing

  Heading through the forest to Laguna Meadow Back in February, it was a gorgeous winter day. There was a chill in the air, but spring was on its way. I carved a day out on the calendar away from Burger Bench. I wanted to take my family on a … [Read more...]

Take a Hike Week #7 (Just a day late!)

So sorry we are a day late starting this week – we’ll give you an extra day to hike too! Sometimes the opportunity to adventure comes up and the computer gets put on the back burner for just a little bit. We figured you would … [Read more...]

It’s Week #6 of #takeahike !

It’s Week #6 and we love this challenge because it is up to YOU to show us how you are challenging YOURSELF. So, be sure to explain your photos as you share them with us (so we get the full story!) Be sure to read all the way to the end of this … [Read more...]

#takeahike Week 5: Get Some Elevation!

Yep, we are STILL hiking!! And it’s awesome. Not only are you getting out, but you are helping challenge US too! Anyone thinking the hiking is getting easier and everyone is enjoying it just a little more? No?? Oh well – we all have our … [Read more...]

Take a Hike and Pack a Picnic (#takeahike Week 4!)

One of the reasons we all love to hike is because it means we can eat more, right?! Well maybe not ALL of us, but around here, we love combining hiking with picnics (or at least heavy snacks). This week we want you to “dine with … [Read more...]

We hope you #takeahike with us this week! *Week 3*

Another Monday, another hiking challenge! This one was the toughest for me last year…because the trails around here just aren’t that DIRTY! Which is a really good thing. But, not everywhere is a National Park…and there are plenty of … [Read more...]