The Battle for The Bears Ears, Part III: Road Wars

This is the third installment of a series of articles examining protection of Cedar Mesa and the proposed Bears Ears National Monument. On Christmas Day of 1879, George B. Hobbs gazed out over Cedar Mesa to contemplate his fate. Along with three other scouts from the Hole-in-the-Rock Expedition, Hobbs found himself without food, on a […]

Frames by 2DeepMedia Eddie Foster is a storyteller. He is poetic, emotive, and meticulous. He captivates your senses and can find drama in even the most ordinary moments. His cinematic dexterity might leave you thinking that a Hollywood director decided to make a few passion-project ski flicks, but in fact, Foster is just a talented, up-and-coming ski […]

The Battle for The Bears Ears, Part II: The End of Obscurity

This is the second installment of a series of articles examining protection of Cedar Mesa and the proposed Bears Ears National Monument. In his 1996 book In Search of the Old Ones, adventure writer David Roberts described stumbling across Moon House, which he called “The most striking Anasazi ruin I had ever seen”: I had […]

B.C. on the Fly

I glanced down at my notebook as I perused the only store resembling a fly shop in Hope, British Columbia. Assuming it would be simple to find a local outfitter next to one of B.C.’s premier fisheries, I had saved my shopping for across the border. Copper Coachmen. Doc Spratley. Alexandra. Muddler. Royal Coachmen. Seems […]

Early Season Ridicule

“Are you going….skiing?” he asked as we passed him on the summer hiking trail before dawn. We were just as surprised to see a hunter juggling a rifle and a beer at 6 am as he was to see a skier and snowboarder lugging snowblades and camping gear out of the backcountry. But, as winter […]

Rewarded for the Climb: Reflections of a Skier’s Spirit

A wild view rewards the climber who summits iconic Whitehorse Mountain. Three Fingers and the surrounding slopes shine with fresh snow in the sharp mid-winter light – an invitation for the ambitious. Darrington, WA   Beau Fredlund carves his signature turn through seracs on the upper Tasman Glacier in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. […]

Patagonia Pulls Out of Outdoor Retailer

On December 28th, Barack Obama designated the Bears Ears region in south-eastern Utah as a national monument. That move was immediately met with strong opposition from Utah politicians including the mayor of Monticello Tim Young, Utah congressmen Jason Chaffetz & Rob Bishop, Senator Orrin Hatch, and Utah Governor Gary Herbert. On Friday, Governor Herbert signed a resolution advising President Trump to overturn […]