Uintah Yurt Backcountry Ski Tour

Uintah Yurt Backcountry Ski Tour

While perusing the Wasatch Peak Baggers page I came across an invitation to join Tom McCabe on a two night yurt adventure in the High Uintah Wilderness. I have stayed in a yurt only one time before, but never skied into one. I couldn’t pass on this opportunity....
Looking Ahead to an Excellent 2016

Looking Ahead to an Excellent 2016

As we now put 2015 in the rear view we have time to reflect on the past and look forward to the future. You may have spent some time last night, or will do so this weekend, in reflecting with family and friends. You may make a list of resolutions to make this year...
Powder off Guardsman Pass

Powder off Guardsman Pass

Today I had the opportunity to get out in the afternoon to do a little backcountry skiing. I opted to head up towards Guardsman Pass to get in a few turns. The snow looked great up there and I geared up and headed out. The weather was perfect with only a few clouds in...
A Bay Area Blitz

A Bay Area Blitz

This past weekend we had the opportunity to head to the Bay Area for some fun in a little warmer weather. Leslie raced the TNF Endurance Challenge Championship 50 mile race (more on that in a bit). They also had a team element to it so Altra had 9 athletes competing...

East Coast Road Trippin'

What better way to spend 27 days of homelessness than to do it on the road! We are inbetween homes for nearly a month and were already planning a road trip so it “kinda” worked out. The stress of packing our entire home before vacation was not ideal, but...
Dealing with Lack of Adventure

Dealing with Lack of Adventure

You’re sitting in your office on the computer, work on one screen and YouTube on the other. You keep watching those running/skiing/climbing videos over and over and wishing that were you on the adventure. You keep reaching for a tissue on your desk to wipe your...

Amsterdam In A Day

I just got back from an Altra International Summit in Amserdam of The Netherlands. Another stamp on the passport was a lovely experience. We arrived this past Tuesday morning and spent the next three days in meetings. There were some break off opportunities to run...
Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park

One of the lesser known National Parks in the United States is Great Basin National Park. It sits out of the way in central eastern Nevada near the Utah border. It is actually the nearest National Park to Salt Lake, but certainly the least visited. It doesn’t...
Buffalo Run Course Record

Buffalo Run Course Record

I spend every day with my lovely wife, Leslie Howlett, but am still amazed by what she can do. Do I often have high expectations of her and does that cloud my excitement? Yes, a little, but I am still impressed every time I see her push herself to new limits and...
Get Outside

Get Outside

It matters not where you live or reside, you can find solice out of doors. It is certainly easier to enjoy the land that God has created when you live in the mountains, but I have found as I travel that it is not limited to these amazing mountains. Every opportunity I...