Today is Zion's birthday and in honor of its birthday we have put together this infographic. We hope the information on the graphic will encourage you to get out and enjoy all the beauties that Zion has to offer.
If you know anything about Klymit, you know that they make great inflatable products, like sleeping pads. With this experience they design and built the Splash 25 dry pack. They have now launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring this backpack to market. The Splash 25 is a lightweight, waterproof pack featuring Klymit’s signature Air Frame Technology. The Kickstarter campaign is scheduled to run November 30th.
There haven’t been a lot of options for a ‘canyoneering’ shoe. We’ve probably all tried the original 5.10 Canyoneer and had problems with the sole coming off. I was excited to see another player throwing their hat in the ring for a canyoneering shoe. I’m picky with what I put on my feet. Canyoning requires a lot out of a shoe from comfort hiking to traction on the rock. Most of my canyoneering is in sandstone canyons in Southern Utah. But I thought I’d put it to the test on a local waterfall in Utah County. For my review I jotted down a few of the considerations I have when looking for a shoe, with a rating 1-5.
Fall is a great time to get into the outdoors. The temperatures start to fall and the leaves start to change colors. Backpacking is a great way to see fall and all its beauties up close and personal. As with all outdoor adventures having the right gear can truly make it a better experience. We have found some great gear this year and hope that you will agree.
Last year, The North Face Endurance Challenge, presented by GORE-TEX added a couple locations, now making it a six stops series and one of the locations is in Utah. I was able to participate in it last year with some friends. We ran the Marathon Relay and it was a great time. The atmosphere and energy at the race was high and was definitely one of the more enjoyable trail events that I have been to. This year the Utah race will take place on September 26 - 27 at the Park City Mountain Resort.
Out of the box
You can’t judge a book by its cover, but can you judge a shoe by its box? Maybe when it’s from Arc’teryx. I’ve loved my Arcteryx jacket, I’ve used for years ice climbing. I opened up my pair of Arcteryx Acrux FL GTX Approach Shoes, excited to what they can do. The separate inner liner is a new twist, designed to help keep your foot dry. I just needed to find a wet place to put their claims to the test.