Posts by Julie


Ultrarunner Sean ‘Sherpa’ Wetstine has been through some shit. But he’s not alone on the trail. The ultra community is filled with people running from — and increasingly alongside — their past. A six-time Leadville finisher and Leadman titleholder from 2018, Sean Wetstine has two marriages behind him and two kids in tow. Yet while climbing out of a destructive relationship, which broke him financially and emotionally, Wetstine...

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The combination of education and in-field training is slowly building my confidence in the backcountry. My first step was to attend Weston’s free Backcountry 101 slideshow, which conveniently took place at my local outdoor shop, and was delivered by an experienced guide. The second was practicing tour mode with my new splitboard equipment during an extended skinning session about an hour from home. Here are some key takeaways — and...

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In the dead of winter, motivational gear may be the only way to keep some training goals alive. Here are five accessories worth adding to your fitness mix. With those New Year’s resolutions in full effect, having an app that will keep you on track could be a lifesaver. But with so many free and subscription apps on the market, it can be hard to wade through what’s right for you. So sometimes it takes something unexpected outside of...

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Wonky winter weather and unexpected time crunches mean we all exercise inside sometimes. Here are some ideas and suggestions for better indoor training. With so many connected home-exercise options like treadmills, incline trainers, elliptical machines, and stationary bikes, it’s easy to find video and music to power your workout. Motivation looks different for everyone, so see what works for you: virtual cycling tours, competitive...

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We recently road-tripped from Colorado about nine hours with stops to confirm for ourselves the rumor of consistent early season snow. And Utah delivered. We checked out multiple resorts around Salt Lake City, including Park City, which now includes adjacent Canyons Ski Resort, for a whopping 7,300 acres of skiing, the largest in the U.S. We followed that up with the exact opposite: two small ski areas Snowbird and Solitude which were...

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