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Every year, March emerges like a butterfly from a chrysalis, and everyone (from Utah and beyond) starts dreaming of heading to southern Utah. And for good reason! Southern Utah is like the sweet taste of summer in March-May. Bluebird days in the mid-70s, a unique and wild landscape, and endless opportunity for adventure. Below are…

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Every year for the last 3 years, I’ve wanted to take my kids on a backcountry yurt trip. And every year the reservation period flies by and soon there are no nights left available. This year I was still late to the party, BUT I did get the last 2 nights available for the Bear…

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We have backpacked for many seasons now with our kids. And after successfully mastering our packing for summer trips, this winter we decided to embark on our first backcountry trip with the kids. Not wanting to winter camp in a tent (been there, done that), we reserved a yurt in the Lily Lake Yurt System…

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Last week we received the question: When should I introduce poles for my young skier. I will attempt to shed light on this tricky question! The truth is, there is no magic-bullet answer. So much of this decision depends on child’s ski technique, ability to multi-task, handle added responsibility, and also their desire. Don’t fall…

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