Park City Trail Etiquette

Being an avid trail runner I see all sorts of users on Park City’s 400+ miles of trails. Many of these trails are available to the public only because of the hard work from Mountain Trails that works closely with Park City, Basin Recreation, Deer Valley and Park City Mountain Resort. The work done by these organizations, along with efforts from open-space advocates such as Summit Land Conservancy, have created one of the most extensive, continuous trail systems in the…

The Mysterious Life of the Basque Sheep Herders

Taking a hike in the mountain west can offer solitude; fresh air and can offer a glimpse into the past with a tangible lesson in American History. During the early 1800s and until the 1950s Basque sheep herders were some of the people to leave a lasting mark on the West. Often unknown even in the records of Ellis Island these people were recruited with promises of fortune. Little did these young men know, many not even 18 years old,…

Hiking in the Uinta National Forest

Spring in Utah is a dynamic season as there can still be significant amounts of snow in the high elevations and roasting heat in the Salt Lake Valley. When the mercury rises why not leave the heat and go  hiking in the Uinta National Forest. A half hour drive from Park City the Mirror Lake Highway is sure to please with miles of trails and an estimated 1,000+ lakes that are a result of extensive glaciations. The Uinta mountain range…