This site is dedicated to the enjoyment of Utah's rich natural offerings. After living here for several years, I'm still amazed by the unique beauty and diversity of this state. From high alpine lakes and wetlands to the abstruse sandstone formations of Cedar Mesa, Utah has it all. Whether you've never been here before, you just recently moved to Utah, or you've lived here a lifetime, we hope that you leave this site with a little more appreciation for Utah's wilderness and backcountry.
Our goal is to photograph and write about every corner of the state, bringing first-hand experience straight to your doorstep. Some might call us eccentric, or even unreasonably impractical for pursuing such a goal. Well, they would probably be right. Given a lifetime of exploration, free from responsibilities, we could maybe do it. In the mean time, we'll just give it our best shot.
Please take a minute to browse our site. Look at the Explore page to read stories about out trips and find new places to visit. Click on photos to see a collection of pictures taken by the editors. Learn contains a series of informative articles about enjoying the outdoors. Please be patient while we continue to update this site, bringing you more photos, stories, and features. In the mean time we hope that your visit here will inspire you to get out and explore, wherever you may live.
A few words about safety
We hope you'll want to get outside and experience the wild firsthand. However, exploring in the outdoors is inherently hazardous. Even experienced outdoors enthusiasts can make serious mistakes in the backcountry. Trail conditions and weather can be extremely unpredictable. Flash floods, snowstorms, lightning, and wildlife all pose threats to life and limb. Even minor injuries, ones which may be no big concern in the city, can quickly become life-threatening emergencies in the backcountry.
Please be aware of your abilities and skill level. Traveling in the wild requires good judgement and responsibility. Each group member should possess proper equipment, clothing, water, food, maps, skills, training and knowledge. Evaluate your trip well, and know the hazards associated with the region. Be a responsible steward of the evironment by practicing Leave No Trace. That way others can enjoy it just as you did.
One last thing: always leave a detailed itinerary of your trip with a friend or family member before embarking on any wilderness adventures. Provide scheduled times for departure and return, along with a deadline by which Search and Rescue should be alerted if you don't come back. Providing vehicle descriptions and license plate numbers along with your itinerary can be helpful in the event of an emergency.