Weekly Round-Up #8

Self-control, how does one attain such a thing? If you’re like millions of other Americans, gaining, re-gaining, or denying self-control is an all-encompassing task. Thankfully, self-control is like a muscle, like a magic muscle, actually, that gives back what you put into it. Nathan DeWall knows this well. After losing his mother, he turns to running as a coping mechanism, and in doing so learns … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up #8

Trail Run Tempo

Trail running can be hard. In Utah, where 99.9% of all trails head directly UP, and switchbacks are scarce, getting into trail running can be, well, exhausting. If you’re hard-pressed to find a moderate trail to begin on, is it even worth “running” at all if you spend the majority of the time speed-hiking? When I talk to people about venturing into the world of … Continue reading Trail Run Tempo

Weekly Round-Up #7

In this week’s news: Agnes Vianzon worked with the California Conservation Corps for over a decade where she learned the basics of trail work, backcountry ethics, and the importance of LNT. These experiences lead her to create the Eastern Sierra Conservation Core, a non-profit dedicated to “building a stronger and more inclusive community,” who aims to “provide opportunities to experience and better understand wilderness and … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up #7

A Beginner’s Guide to Indoor Climbing

Disclaimer: I am not a professional climber or a professional instructor. However, I taught introductory rock climbing classes for a year and a half and have six years of climbing experience. Have you ever been on a hike and glanced up to find someone scaling the cliffs surrounding you? If you’re anything like me seven years ago, you probably thought, “Those people are crazy!” And … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Indoor Climbing

Weekly Round-Up #6

Ever get bored with your gym routine? I know I do. That, or I have no idea where to even begin. Outside Online has some inspiration for you: the kettleball. In this article, Karen Smith, a master kettlebell instructor explains, “A single kettlebell can be used to develop max strength, muscular endurance, and cardiovascular capacity and power.” Included are four effective and tough kettleball exercises. … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up #6

The Chasm Between Social Media and Real Life

A few years ago, NPR aired a story about the rise of our discontentment as it relates to the rise of social media. My generation isn’t numb to these effects, in fact, we are arguably the most affected by it. The rise of social media outlets and our obsession with, and dedication to them, has shown us just how much is possible for our lives. … Continue reading The Chasm Between Social Media and Real Life

El Potrero Chico: A Sport Climber’s Paradise

For years, Potrero has been at the top of my list. It’s home to the second longest sport route in North America, Time Wave Zero, and the notorious El Sendero Luminoso that Alex Honnold free soloed in January of 2014. It’s the sport climber’s Yosemite, with more multi-pitch sport routes than a climb-cation could ever have time for. Thankfully, if you want to make the most … Continue reading El Potrero Chico: A Sport Climber’s Paradise

Weekly Round-Up #5

It appears I have quite a problem posting consistent midweek round-ups, so we’re gonna shoot for the vague “Weekly Round-Up” and see if my consistency can be, well, consistent. I’ve come across so much good content in the last few weeks! We live in an incredible time where information is accessed so quickly and easily. Millennial Tastes are Driving Marketers Crazy, but it’s Doing the Food … Continue reading Weekly Round-Up #5