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FALL 2009 VOL. 27 NO 5





Editor’s Note, The Other Half Marathon, Ski Utah Season Passes, New Warren Miller Movie, The Bookshelf

Updates and New Features at Local Resorts


FEATURES Havasupai Backpacking Guide Jenny Willden


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From the Mountain to the Mat: Yoga for Outdoor Athletes BY Molly Newman

TRAVEL Eight Local Fall Travel Deals BY Bob Grove


TRAILSIDES Finish Strong: Triathlon Training Tips BY Tim Reno


GEAR The Great Indoors: Climbing in Gyms Jerson Hatch



CALENDAR Two Months Worth of Calendar Listings



WHAT’S HOT: Fitness Video Games BY Jenny Willden

DOES IT WORK? Opedix R1 Running Tights BY Jenny Willden

ON THE COVER Mooney Falls is a 200 foot tall, thunderous waterfall in the Grand Canyon with a consistent water temperature of 70 degrees, making it a great spot to linger in the heat of the Arizona desert. © Jonathan Cracroft Photography


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The Starting Line EDITOR’S NOTE The temperature is dropping, the leaves changing colors and the last outdoor swimming pools have finally closed. It’s official, fall is here. The transition from summer to fall is always a difficult one for me to make, but it’s made easier by all the great things fall brings, college football games, pumpkin treats, ski swaps and beautiful fall foliage. Fall is also a great time get fit and enjoy the outdoors, and this issue of Outdoor Sports Guide is loaded with information to make your fall fabulous. Like how to use yoga to improve your fitness (pg. 18), affordable fall vacations for the whole family (pg. 21), a backpacking guide to the Grand Canyon’s Havasupai (pg. 10) and more. You’ll also find an updated event calendar and a list of improvements at local ski resorts. But for the latest event and ski resort information, check online at Another reason to love fall? It means winter, and ski season, is just around the corner. Get a jumpstart on your season by entering to win lift tickets in our Ski Pass Giveaway. Just fill out our reader survey at and you’ll be entered to win two tickets to Snowbasin Ski Resort. Good luck!

WIN FREE SKI PASSES! Want to ski or ride for free this season? Enter to win ski passes Snowbasin Ski Resort by filling out our reader survey online. Just go to and click the survey link at the top of the page. Not only will you be entered to win ski passes, you’ll also be helping us make Outdoor Sports Guide even better! Remember to leave your name, address and email at the end of the survey so we can contact you if you win. Snowbasin is a great resort with amazing runs, terrain parks and delicious food. Thank you to Snowbasin for donating these lift tickets.

THE OTHER HALF MARATHON Run a half marathon through gorgeous scenery in Moab on Sunday, October 18 at 8:30 a.m. This event is guaranteed to sell out so register early! The registration fee is $85 and includes a technical shirt, finisher medal, post-race refreshments and more. No packet pickup is available on race day so be sure to get yours the day before. Carb-load at a pasta dinner the night before, from 5–8 p.m. at the Moab Valley Inn. Check online for updated information.

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SQUATTER’S PUB CHASING TAIL ALE 5K Take part in a 5K run/walk fundraiser that benefits Therapy Animals of Utah on Saturday, November 7. The race begins at 9 a.m. at Wheeler Farm (6351 South 900 East) in Salt Lake City. Wellbehaved, leashed dogs are welcome to participate. For more information call 801-808-0804.

NEW BALANCE GIRLS ON THE RUN 5K Take part in a non-competitive family-friendly run/walk at 9 a.m. on November 21 at Sugar House Park (2100 South 1400 East) in Salt Lake City. Walkers, joggers, runners, parents, kids strollers welcome. All proceeds go to Girls on the Run, which is a non-profit that trains girls ages 8 to 13 to run 3.1 miles while encouraging positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development.


SKI UTAH SILVER AND GOLD SEASON PASSES If you ski or ride often, but can’t pick where to get a season pass, invest in Ski Utah’s Silver or Gold season passes. The Silver Pass is non-transferable and allows the holder to ski 30 days at each of Utah’s 13 ski resorts for just $2300. If you want a transferable pass that allows for more ski days, get the Gold Pass which includes 40 days at each resort for $3400. These passes are on sale now, but you must be on the wait list to purchase one. Email or call 801-534-1779 to get your name on the wait list.

FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADERS SKI FREE! The Ski Utah Sixth Grade SnowPass allows sixth graders to ski or snowboard one day free at each of Utah’s 13 participating resorts. The SnowPass also has special deals on equipment rentals, lessons and other activities for you and other members of your family. A $20 processing fee will be charged for each SnowPass or $30 after January 31. Fifth graders are eligible for the Passport, which offers the same benefits as the SnowPass, but has a $25 processing fee. This pass is valid throughout the 2009–10 season, but some resorts have blackout days. A paying adult must accompany every two SnowPass or passport users. For more information email or call 801-534-1779. TM

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Warren Miller’s latest movie, Dynasty, will be screened at Utah locations throughout October. For Salt Lakers, see the film at Abravanel Hall, October 16 at 8 p.m. and October 17 at 6 and 9 p.m. Ogden residents can check it out at Peery’s Egyptian Theater, October 17 at 3, 6 and 9 p.m. If you live near Orem, attend showings at Xango Grand Theater at SCERA, October 20–22 at 7:30 p.m. Park City residents can see the show at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, October 23–24 at 8 p.m. Everyone attending Dynasty receives a free lift ticket to The Canyons! Attendees in Salt Lake City and Ogden will also receive a discount offer from Canyon Sports and a lift ticket from Alyeska Resort. Attendees in Park City will receive a discount from Cole Sport, and in Orem a discount from Park’s Sportsman. Groups of 12 or more will receive $1 off each ticket plus Warren Miller DVDs and swag by calling 800-523-7117.

SPORTS-AM CITY CREEK BIKE SPRINT Participate in one last bike race before winter hits on Saturday, October 10 at 10 a.m. This race begins at the mouth of City Creek Canyon and is for road and mountain bikes and men and women of all ages. Following the bike sprint there will be food, drinks, prizes and award drawings for all participants. No race day registration is available so register in advance at Canyon Bicycles (3969 S. Wasatch Blvd.) Cost is $20 before October 5. Call Sports-Am at 801-583-6281 with any questions.




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RESORT REPORT As the weather cools off, avid skiers and snowboarders are eagerly awaiting the first snowfall. If you’re already waxing your skis and preparing for winter, check here for improvements and changes coming to local resorts. Also, see when to buy a season pass to save to most money at each resort. Alta Ski Area This season you’ll notice that Alta’s popular Albion Basin Day Lodge has been remodeled to better accommodate guests. Beaver Mountain Beaver Mountain has added a new conveyor lift to better access the Resort’s beginner terrain. Prices for season passes go up on the 15th of each month, so buy now for great savings! Brian Head If you plan to ski in Southern Utah this winter, fill up your gas tank beforehand. Customers who purchase 10 gallons of gas or more at select gas stations in Southern Utah will receive a coupon for 50% off on off mid-week skiing at Brian Head. Brighton Kids 10 and under ski free at Brighton this year! The terrain park is also being improved with new rails, boxes and more. Snowmaking capabilities will also be increased to provide the resort with more snowcover. The Canyons Dakota Mountain Lodge & Golden Door Spa, Waldorf Astoria Collection’s first ski-in, ski-out property, The Canyons. A gondola will be available that takes visitors from the hotel to the main gondola without having to ride the Cabriolet or trek through the Village. For great après ski dining, try the new Spruce Restaurant inside Dakota Mountain Lodge. You can also stay at Escala Lodge, the new ski-in, ski-out all suite resort at The Cayons. Access the Gondola quickly by taking the Sunrise lift, just steps away from Escala Lodge. For the best price on season passes here, purchase by October 15. Deer Valley Resort The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort will provide a new lodging option for Deer Valley guests. The St. Regis features 248 guest rooms and suites, luxury amenities, a ski beach and pool. The Reméde Spa will enable guests to refresh with signature treatments after a day on the slopes.

Park City Mountain Resort This season there’s two new Kids Adventure Trails designed specifically for the Kids Signature 5 program, as well as additional terrain enhancements off Crescent Ridge to allow greater usability for all levels of skiers and riders. Check out Park City Mountain’s recently launched blog, Snowmamas, which is written by moms providing insider tips for planning a winter ski vacation. Get your season pass by October 15 for the best price. Powder Mountain New Sunset Safari guided snowcat tours will take Powder Mountain guests to mountain peaks with unobstructed views of Ogden Valley, the Wasatch Mountains and beyond to the Unita Mountain Range. Tours culminate with alfresco dining while watching the sun set over the Wasatch Mountains. Snowbasin Snowbasin is adding 20 new features to their terrain park this year, offering the perfect level of thrill for everyone in the family. Snowbird This season the Path to Paradise and the unloading area of Mineral Basin Express have been regraded to improve skier transportation. Solitude Mountain Resort The Powderhorn II will replace the old Powderhorn double and will move to a mid-mountain starting point so expert skiers and riders can make continuous laps on the upper mountain without needing to return to the base via beginner runs. The lift ride will be seven minutes, instead of 12 minutes on the old double, and Honeycomb Canyon can still be accessed from the top. Purchase season passes by November 1 before prices go up. Sundance Resort This resort is now offering night skiing on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings from 4:30–9 p.m. so you can ski after work or school. Buy season passes by October 31 for the best deals. Wolf Creek Utah This season look for an enhanced beginner experience with expanded rental operations and ski school classes. Also, the Mountain Learning Center is offering all classes at a 25% discount.


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Backpacking in t he Grand Canyon’s Havasu Falls


he Grand Canyon is an expansive, beautiful place with many wonders to explore, one of its best being the Havasupai Tribe’s land near the south rim. This area is home to the Native American Havasupai Tribe, the Grand Canyon’s only permanent residents, who allow tourists to hike in and visit the five spectacular waterfalls and unbelievable blue green water for which the area is famous. The six hour drive from Salt Lake, plus the five hour drive from Las Vegas, coupled with a 10-mile hike in to the campground makes this desert oasis no easy spot to reach. But if you take the time and effort to make the trip to Havasupai, you won’t be disappointed and will leave feeling enchanted and awestruck by nature’s beauty in this amazing place.


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By Jenny Willden

After arriving in the parking lot you’ll want to suit up for the long hike in. Put on comfortable clothing, supportive hiking shoes, good socks, a hat and sunglasses. Coat every visible part of your body in sunscreen… because nobody likes having a sunburn on vacation. Make sure your pack is loaded with plenty of water and that energy bars and your camera are easily accessible. Avoid hiking mid-day, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., because the sun is hottest at this time and it’s easy to become dehydrated or develop heat exhaustion. If a 10-mile hike through the desert isn’t your style, you can pay to charter a helicopter. The flight is only about 10 minutes and is said to be a beautiful way to see the Grand Canyon. Or you can hike in without your pack and pay to have horses carry it for you. We hiked in with our packs and the hike down was actually fairly easy, just long, as it slopes slowly downhill most of the way. If you choose to hike you’ll love the scenery as the canyon goes from wide to narrow and gradually changes from the dry desert to lush vegetation as you near Havasu Creek. After eight miles of hiking you’ll reach the village called Supai. Here you pay your camping fees and you can stop to get a meal at the café, shop at the general store or pay to spend the night at the Lodge instead of camping. They even have a post office where you can send postcards! Continue hiking past the village and you’ll see two amazing waterfalls that were created when last summer’s flood changed the course of the creek. They’re temporarily named New Navajo Falls and Rock Falls, but the Tribe will decide official names. Unfortunately the old Navajo Falls, a favorite among visitors, is now extinct due to the flood. But the newly created Rock Falls offers ample swimming and photo opportunities. You can even jump off behind the waterfall, but don’t jump from the top of it. You’ll be fined and kicked out immediately.

overlook of Havasu Falls, one of the world’s most photographed waterfalls. This hundred-foot fall plunges into a blue green pool of water and is perfect for swimming and picture taking. Snap a few photos of yourself and your exhausted group then keep walking to reach the campgrounds, which have spots on a first-come, first-served basis. Though the campground has changed a lot since last summer’s flood, it still offers great amenities like spring water, Port-A-Potties, picnic tables and lots of trees. Before the campsites were more separated, but because of the flood the campground is more connected and sites are much closer to each other. So make friends with campers nearby you and every night will be a party! I recommend picking a site near the spring water since you’ll use it often. Campfires are not permitted so be sure to bring your own cookware and fuel. Continued on next page

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Once you leave Las Vegas directions to the Hualapai Hilltop, where the hike in to Havasu Canyon begins, are easy. Just drive to the middle of nowhere on Route 66 past Peach Springs, turn left onto Indian Road 18. Drive 65 miles further into the middle of nowhere until you think you’re really lost. Look for the Grand Canyon (you can’t miss it) and a parking lot. Park your car and begin hiking. These directions are pretty accurate, but more specific ones can be found on the Havasupai Tribe’s website at The drive can be dull, but if you come in at night be especially aware of large elk and other animals that tend to hang out in the road.

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Before leaving home to visit Havasupai, call the Tribe at 928-448-2141 to make reservations at the campground. Only a limited number of people are allowed to visit Havasu Canyon at a time so reservations are necessary. Let them know what days you will be there and how many people are in your party. If you plan to come over a holiday weekend or in the summer, call far in advance as these times are booked quickly. If they don’t answer the phone, keep calling. Someone will eventually pick up.

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Once settled in at a campsite you’ll want to spend your time exploring the nearby waterfalls, Havasu and Mooney Falls. Havasu can get crowded with visitors during the day so go there first thing in the morning if you want unobstructed pictures and swimming time. Bring a waterproof disposable camera for taking photos in the water. The pools have been rebuilt since last year’s flood but aren’t as deep as they once were due to silt deposited during the flood, so be careful when jumping in! The water temperature stays at a comfortable 70 degrees year-round here and there are many picnic tables and great spots for lounging. About a mile from Havasu Falls, Mooney Falls is just past the end of the campground and is my favorite waterfall. First because of its majestic power and beauty and second because of the adventurous trek involved in reaching it. You begin down an easy trail and see signs warning you of danger ahead. You aren’t sure why until you see that you’re actually on the edge of a rock wall and the only way to reach Mooney Falls is to climb through narrow tunnels dug into the rock. We carefully climbed through the tunnels and on the other side reached a large metal chain that is strung down the canyon wall. To get to the bottom you must cling to the chain and various handholds, hoping you don’t slip, and walk down the canyon wall. This part is definitely not for the faint of heart, but isn’t nearly as difficult as it looks. Next you reach a regular ladder leaning against the wall and once you get to the bottom, you’re standing in front of a 200 foot waterfall surrounded by blue green pools of water. It’s an impressive site and many wonder how the water gets this amazing color. It’s actually due to large amounts of calcium carbonate (lime) in the water that formed limestone that lines the creek and pools and reflects its color so strongly. Mooney Falls is a fabulous swimming spot, and because silt filled its pools during last year’s flood the water is now shallow enough to wade almost all the way to the waterfall. Standing close to the waterfall is a rush as the water pounds and pushes you from behind. If you continue


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walking down the creek you’ll find many more beautiful sites, swimming areas and even a rope swing. As my group members found out from experience, the water isn’t as deep as it used to be. So use extreme caution on the swing! You can continue hiking to Beaver Falls and the Colorado River, but I’ve never personally had the time to go there.

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After seeing all the waterfalls and spending a few days playing, you’ll be ready to head home. By then you’re tired of food in a bag and your feet probably hurt. My group hiked out in the late afternoon on our third day and stopped at Rock Falls to swim until the temperature cooled off. Then we began our hike out— stopping at the village for ice cream. The hike out is more strenuous than the hike in, partly because you already hiked 10 miles in, you played and walked for days and because the hike out slopes gently upward. You may not have noticed the downward slope coming in, but you’ll definitely feel the uphill slope going out! If you’re quiet, and lucky, you may see some wildlife while hiking. We saw a small fox and a few creepy crawlers. Be sure to bring a headlamp if you plan to hike at night. The canyon gets very dark and you can easily lose the trail if you can’t see well or aren’t paying attention. The last mile and a half of the hike is uphill switchbacks all the way to the top of the canyon. Expect to spend extra time on this portion because you’ll be tired. The only reason we that kept going at this point was the promise of visiting InN-Out Burger when we got back to civilization and the thought of taking a wet wipe bath upon reaching the car. So if you’re exhausted by the last day of your trip, or not in the best shape of your life, you may want to opt for the helicopter ride out. However, the sense of accomplishment and happiness you’ll feel after hiking out on your own is definitely a treat. And after walking ten miles my InN-Out Burger, shake and fries tasted delicious, and I didn’t even think about the calories! For more information on visiting Havasupai, check out the Tribe’s website: Continued on next page

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BACKPACKING GEAR GUIDE Want to be truly prepared for your backpacking trip? Check out this gear guide for items that will make the trek to Havasupai easier and much more enjoyable. Gregory Deva 70 and Baltro 70 You’ve gotta pack your stuff into the Grand Canyon somehow and plastic grocery bags just aren’t going to cut it. Instead, try Gregory packs which offer a comfortable fit and plenty of storage space for all your gear. Ladies will love the women’s specific Deva 70. It’s big enough to haul the stuff you need, but small enough to keep you from bringing everything you’ll want. And if you’re anything like me, you cram everything that fits in a bag before you close it. The Deva 70 is recently updated and includes useful waistbelt pockets, hideaway water bottle and stash pockets, access from all sides and the best fit in the business. Men should go for the Baltro 70, which offers the same features as the women’s pack, but in a fit and color scheme men will prefer. Make sure to measure yourself or get fitted before purchasing a Gregory pack because wearing the wrong size can be uncomfortable. A bladder is not included with this pack, but the 100 ounce size from Camelbak fits inside nicely. Deva 70 and Baltro 70 $289


Deuter Futura Pro 34 SL and Futura Pro 42 If you’re a light packer looking for a comfortable pack, try Deuter’s Futura Pros. These backpacks feature the Deuter Aircomfort suspension design that lets warm air escape and fresh air circulate to keep the wearer comfortable. There are plenty of pockets so you can easily access important gear like sunscreen and energy bars, and the bottom compartment has a zippered divider to separate your gear from your sleeping bag. The pack is hydration-compatible and features a built-in rain cover that can be quickly pulled out to protect your pack in a storm. Futura Pro 34 SL (women) $135 and Futura Pro 42 (men) $149 Keen Whisper and Newport H2 Sandals When walking through waterfalls, riverbeds and along desert trails, comfortable, supportive water shoes are a must. For women, Keen’s new Whisper sandals offer a slimmer fit than previous models, but maintain Keen’s Patented Toe Protection to keep you from stubbing your toes on rocks. The shoe is covered in Aegis Microbe Shield to keep it free of bacteria and fungi, and the footbed provides arch support and cushioning for all day wear. Men should try the Newport H2 sandals which offer the same toe protection and microbe shield, but in a men’s style with a razor slipped outsole and lugs for excellent traction. Whispers $85, Newport H2s $95

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Chaco Paradox Sandals For water shoes that offer protection and exceptional arch support, try Chaco’s Paradox. The polyester webbing covers your feet and dries quickly, while the BioCentric footbed ensures a supported stride in all types of terrain. These stylish shoes/ sandals are also comfortable and good looking enough for daily wear. $110


Bridgedale X-Hale Multisport Socks The importance of good socks when backpacking cannot be stressed enough. I wore these socks for 20 miles of hiking in three days and left the Grand Canyon with no blisters like on previous trips. These slim socks have mesh for air circulation and WoolFusion® that keeps moisture and odors at bay, even on long hikes. There’s also light padding in shock zones like under the heel, ball and toes to soften impact and prevent hot spots. For long hikes, these socks are worth every penny. $14.95 Ech2o Filtered Water Bottle When running amuck in the great outdoors, you can’t always guarantee you’ll find a safe source of drinking water. For these occasions get EcoUsable’s new Ech2o Filtered Water Bottle, which is made from food-grade stainless steel and contains a filter that cleans water as you sip. Fill it up in lakes, rivers or even puddles, you’ll be able to safely drink any water you find, except salt water. The exclusive bottle top with attached filter removes up to 99.99% of pollutants for up to 100 gallons (about a year’s worth) of delicious filtered water. Replacement filters are available online. Twentyfive ounce bottle with filter $39.99.

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Julbos Bivouak Sunglasses While hiking in the desert or playing in the water, you’ll want performance sunglasses like Julbo’s Bivouaks to protect your eyes. These glasses are the world’s first with removable magnetic protective shields that offer increased protection against enhanced light reflection, like on water, but can be removed for regular use. These polarized glasses work even better with the photochromic Camel lens that adjusts rapidly to changing lighting conditions. $190 GoGirl We ladies might not like talking about it, but all too often nature calls at the most inconvenient times and places. Like on a desert trail while backpacking or in a very dirty Port-A-Potty. For times like these, try the GoGirl. This unique device allows women to pee standing up so you can go anywhere, even when conditions are undesirable or downright scary. GoGirl is packaged in a discreet tube and a bag is also enclosed for storing it until you can wash it. You could throw the GoGirl away after one use, but that’s just wasteful. Wash it and use it again whenever the urge strikes! $6.99

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GoMotion Sternum Light Kit Stay out of the sun by hiking in and out in the early morning or evening. For these lowlight situations you’d normally wear a headlamp, but after using GoMotion’s Sternum Kit, it’s all you’ll want for backpacking. This light attaches to your backpack’s straps and features a high-output 3-Watt Luxeon LED that mounts at chest level with two Velcro straps. With this light you can move your head without the light changing positions and the beam is so bright and wide that it can light the path for your entire group. $89.95

LUNA Sport Moons Clif Shot Bloks are a quick way to refuel on a long hike, but if you’re a woman, these bloks can be a bit big for a single bite. That’s why Clif Bar invented LUNA Sport Moons, which replenish electrolytes and energy but are designed to better fit a woman’s mouth. They contain 95% organic ingredients and each packet is only 100 calories. $1.29 Mountain House Backpacking Food Let’s face it, you’ll be eating some kind of food out of a bag on a backpacking trip, so at least pick a brand that tastes like food you’d eat at home! Try Mountain House because their food is consistently good, it’s fairly light and you can eat it right out of the bag. Get the double size and share with a friend, unless you eat a lot, then go solo with this size. If you have a sweet tooth, the Raspberry Crumble is a tasty choice. Yes, it’s basically just raspberry jelly with cookie crumbs on top, but it tastes great after hiking! Prices vary. Eagles Nest Outfitters Singlenest Hammock You could camp on the ground, in a tent with a sleeping bag, but your load will be much lighter if you bring just an ENO Hammock and the easy to use SlapStraps to string it in the trees. This h a m m o c k compresses to the size of a softball and sizes are available for one or two people. If you’re worried about creepy crawlers invading your hammock during the night, opt for the Guardian Bug Net that seals out even the smallest bugs. Nights in the desert can get chilly, so bring sheets or a sleeping bag to stay warm. SingleNest Hammock $54.95, SlapStrap $19.95, Guardian Bug Net $54.95 Big Agnes Clearview Air Core Pad Instead of strapping a sleeping pad to your pack, just toss this compact sleeping pad in your pack’s pocket. It inflates to 2.5 inches thick and the durable, lightweight polyurethane shell makes for a cozy, supportive sleeping surface without adding extra weight to your load. Stuff sack included. $47.95-$88.95

October 8-11 Sports Den Ski Swap–1350 Foothill Dr., Salt Lake City, UT. No admission fee. Bring your gear, sell your gear and keep 100% of the profit if you redeem the money for Sports Den merchandise. Or keep the cash and pay 25% to Sports Den. 801-582-5611, October 16 Rowmark Ski Swap–Eccles Field House on Guardsmans Way, near University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. All day. Rowmark charges 25% commission. Admission: Friday $5 per person and Saturday admission TBA Children under 12 free. 801-924-5935,

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October 16-18 Black Diamond Sale & Swap– 7 a.m.–noon. 2092 East 3900 South, Holladay, UT. Bring gear, sell your gear and keep the money. 801-278-0233, November 6-8 37th Annual Park City Ski Team Swap–Basin Recreation Field House at New Park, 1388 New Main St., Kimball Junction, Park City, UT. Bring your equipment to the Basin Recreation Field House on Nov. 5 from 3 p.m.–7 p.m. The ski team keeps 30% of the profit. Admission is $8 on Friday, $5 on Saturday and $2 on Sunday. Children under 12 are free. 435-649-8749,


November 7-8 Soldier Hollow Pre Winter Ski Sale– 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation. Lodge at Soldier Hollow, Midway, UT. Cross Country ski equipment and snowshoes. Junior packages from $75, adults from $189. Discounted preseason passes available. 435-654-2002, November 6-8 Park City Snowboard Team Snowboard Swap–Park City Mountain Resort, First Time lower parking lot. 15% donation on all sold items to the Park City Snowboard Team. 435-615-8839, November 5-7 St. Lawrence Thrift Stores Annual Ski Sale–Park and Recreation Building, 90 North 100 West, Heber City, UT. Drop your donations off at the old St. Mary’s Church at 121 Park Avenue, Park City, UT. No fees, free admission. 435-657-0209 OTHER–For an easy way to score a lift ticket to one of four Utah resorts, scrounge up your old gear and give it away on snowlist. com. Go to the site’s Mountain Market Place to post or find free classified ads and an ever-changing list of free gear. Through Nov. 1, for every 10 postings, you get one free ski pass to Alta, Snowbird, Solitude or Brighton.



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Yoga For Outdoor Athletes By Molly Newman hen you hear the word “yoga,” your first thought may be of a roomful of blissed-out, chanting devotees. But as a growing number of serious athletes are discovering, this ancient practice can help strengthen muscles and build skills valuable for success in any sport. Whether you’re a climber, a cyclist, a runner or a skier, these tips will get you ready to grab your mat and discover yoga’s benefits for yourself.


WHY TRY YOGA? Though yoga may initially appear gentle and slow-paced to those accustomed to high-impact exercise, it offers a challenging full-body workout. These are just a few of the ways yoga can help you step up your game:

♦ Build core strength. Strong back and abdominal muscles provide a powerful foundation for any sport—and strengthening these hardto-work areas can also help prevent injury. ♦ Find a balance. Whether you’re cranking up a hill or speeding down a slope, maintaining balance while in motion is a critical skill. Yoga’s focus on alignment and body awareness translates to greater stability wherever you are. ♦ Get flexible. Many sports injuries are the result of tight tendons and inflexible joints. Regular yoga practice can transform even the stiffest body into a smoothly functioning, flexible machine. ♦ Go for the long haul. Yoga students of every age find that their practice gives them greater endurance and functional fitness. “I’ve found that my students feel that they’re getting younger and younger,” says Dana Baptiste, owner of Centered City Yoga in Salt Lake City. “For athletes, this means that they are able to maintain a high level of performance in their sport of choice for many more years. Yoga can mean the difference between a five-year career and a fifteen-year career as a serious athlete.” GETTING STARTED These days, it seems as if yoga studios are popping up on every busy street corner. How can you tell if a given school or teacher is right for you?

♦ Look for certification. Since there’s no universal standard for yoga teacher training, you should be aware that your teacher could be “a personal trainer with a weekend certification,” says Jennifer Ellen Mueller, owner/director of Flow Yoga SLC in Salt Lake City. She recommends seeking out teachers certified by the Yoga Alliance: “It’s the gold standard.” ♦ Ask about background. Many yoga teachers are committed athletes as well. “Look for someone with similar athletic experience,” Baptiste suggests. “Instructors with a sports background tend to have a more mainstream, less spiritual approach, which many athletes feel more comfortable with.” Can’t find a teacher who shares your passion for sport? Look for one who is certified as a massage therapist. Massage training includes intensive study of human anatomy and biomechanics—great preparation for working with athletes who use and abuse their bodies intensively. ♦ Experiment with classes. Try a few different types of classes to find one that fits your needs. You may benefit from a challenging “power yoga” session designed to build strength and endurance, or you may find that a gentler “restorative” class helps you recover after a grueling ride or race. ♦ Plan a program. To see real results from your yoga practice, plan on committing to two or three one-hour sessions per week. “Once most athletes have incorporated yoga into their schedule, they feel so good that they generally find even more time for their practice,” Mueller says. LONG-TERM BENEFITS For many athletes, the greatest benefit of yoga is its focus on integration of body and mind. “I’ve worked with many climbers who have said that learning how to breathe has helped them get over their fear,” says Baptiste. “Yoga teaches us to overcome our mental boundaries in all areas of life.” Mueller agrees. “Yoga’s benefits extend far beyond that extra second shaved from a time trial, a greater range of motion in a golf swing or a quicker recovery from an injury. It reaches deeply into our abilities to expand as humans.”

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PIGEON POSE (KAPOTASANA): Stretches hip flexors and back muscles

BOAT POSE (NAVASANA): Builds core strength Sit on the floor with your legs extended in front of you and your back straight. Lean back at an angle until you feel your abdominal muscles engage. Bend your knees slightly and lift your legs off the floor. Extend your arms so that your hands are aligned with your knees. Hold for several breaths; release and repeat. As you get stronger, try straightening your legs upward at a 45-degree angle.

Start on all fours. Slide your left foot back so that the top of your leg presses into the floor. Slide your right knee forward and out to align with your right wrist. Sit up straight, pressing your hands into the floor, and lean backward into a slight backbend. For a variation on this pose, lean forward over your bent leg and rest your forearms (and possibly your forehead) on the floor.

TREE POSE (VRKSASANA): Builds core strength; improves balance Stand with your back straight; find a spot to focus your gaze. Shift your weight onto your left foot and raise the right foot to press against your left inner ankle, calf or inner thigh. (Don’t press your foot into your knee.) Bring your hands together at your heart, then slowly raise your arms like the branches of a tree. Balance for several breaths; release and repeat on the other side. For an extra challenge, try this pose with your eyes closed.

SALT LAKE-AREA STUDIOS Centered City Yoga 918 East 900 South, Salt Lake City AND 1550 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City 801-521-YOGA, Get sport-specific training with Yoga for Climbers, Yoga for Cyclists or Yoga for Skiers, or put a smile on your face with the Happy Hour class. Flow Yoga SLC 2065 East 2100 South, Salt Lake City 801-485-5933, Check out the Ashtanga yoga classes (sweating guaranteed!) and courses in Kalari, an Indian yoga-based martial art. Imagination Place 1155 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City 801-463-9067, For something completely different, slide into one of the gymnast-designed slings for an Anti-Gravity Yoga class, incorporating techniques from dance, Pilates and calisthenics. Bikram’s Yoga College of India 1300 East 9343 South, Sandy 801-501-9642, Try Bikram Yoga classes, which combine a heated room with specific postures and breathing exercises that help you stretch muscles to prevent injury and promote healing. Continued on next page

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MUST-HAVE YOGA GEAR Part of yoga’s appeal is its simplicity: You don’t need much more than a quiet spot and a mat to get started. These are some of our favorite yoga goodies designed to help you establish--and maintain--a healthy practice. Original Yoga Stick-e Mat Need a “cheat sheet” to help you perfect your poses? This reversible mat is printed with lines to help you maintain proper alignment. Its detachable shoulder strap can also be used to help with stretching. $48.95

Injinji Yoga Toe-Less Socks Protect your feet from dirt and germs while still allowing your toes to flex and grip. Injinji’s Yoga Toe-Less socks are made from cooling, antibacterial NüBamboo, and their slip-resistant soles help you keep your balance during yoga or Pilates. $16

Prana Tanks, Pants and Shorts Step onto the mat in style. Prana’s tanks and pants, made from recycled polyester, offer built-in support and a flattering fit. Check out the Lolita Pant and Vivi Top for a combination that’s comfortable in class and attractive enough to wear anytime. For men, try the new Flex Shorts, featuring a Coolmaxx cycling short liner. They’re perfect for yoga and other active sports like running. Prices vary.


Vibram Five Fingers Moc and Performa Shoes This “foot glove” has a sevenpart Vibram sole that creates an individual sole for the heel, midfoot and each toe forr increased flexibility. The shoe itself is constructed of soft kangaroo leather that is said to be more breathable and sweat resistant than cowhide leather. These shoes are indoor-specific and great for yoga, martial arts, Pilates, weight-lifting and more. The Moc style is available for men and the Performa for women. $110

You Can Do It Yoga with Osha Ray DVD If your jam-packed schedule is keeping you out of the yoga studio, try a class you can do at home, in a hotel room or anywhere else. Osha Ray, a yoga instructor with more than 25 years of experience, guides you through this relaxing and energizing session. The DVD comes with an iPod/iPhone-compatible version of the workout too, making it a perfectly portable yoga solution. $14.98

Gaiam Cork Yoga Blocks Find perfect alignment in any pose with these sturdy, eco-friendly blocks. Made from sustainably farmed cork, they provide lightweight, durable support to help you stretch and strengthen. Set of two $27.98

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Fall TRAVEL DEALS By Bob Grove

horter days, cooler temperatures and brilliant colors appearing on the trees mark the end of summer and the coming of winter. But before you put away your summer clothes and dust off your winter gear, grab the keys to your car, round up your family or friends and take advantage of some of the best travel bargains of the year.

Known as “shoulder season” in the travel industry, fall is the time when tourism businesses are slowing down from the busier months of summer and gearing up for winter. Hotel occupancy is low and attendance is down at attractions, national parks and recreation areas. This is the season of deals at a time when deals have never been better. Below are a few local places that are offering terrific travel bargains this fall. Homestead Resort 700 N. Homestead Drive, Midway, UT; 888-327-7220. Throughout the month of October, Homestead is offering Sleepy Hollow Haunted Wagon Rides, which are a 45 minute adventure that takes guests through the story of Sleepy Hollow. Rides are offered Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights in October from 6:30–9:30 p.m. Adults are $15, children are $10. Other great activities are planned during Fall Break (October 15–17), including pumpkin carving. Adults will love the Aveda spa and golf course. Room rates start at $89.

The Cabins at Bear River Lodge SR-150 – Mirror Lake Highway, 30 miles southeast of Evanston, WY; 801-798-1008. Stay in a beautiful one, two or five bedroom cabin in Christmas Meadows, Utah for half the normal cost! Rent one night in any cabin and get a second night free, or rent any ATV Sunday–Friday get a second ATV free. Offers valid through December 18, 2009.

Red Mountain Resort & Spa 1275 E. Red Mountain Circle, Ivins, UT; 800-246-4453. Enjoy warm weather throughout fall at this Southern Utah resort. Also try luxurious treatments at the on-site spa or play a round of golf at the nearby Ledges Golf Club. Stay and Dine packages are available from $159 per person, per night which includes deluxe accommodations, three daily meals, use of pools, trails and fitness center. Offer valid through December 31, 2009.

Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort Five miles up North Fork Road from Highway 9, Zion, UT; 800-293-5444. Stay in luxurious accommodations at the border of Zion National Park by booking a mountain home at the fall season discounted rate. Stay two or more nights and receive 10 activity vouchers good for ATV rentals, horseback riding, canyoneering, zip line, climbing wall, shopping, dining discounts and more. Or if you like to rough it, purchase two canyoneering trips or two adventure voucher packages and receive two nights of camping free or half off on cabin suites and cowboy cabins. Both offers are valid through November 30, 2009.

Snowbird Ski & Summer Resort Highway 210, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Snowbird, UT; 800232-9542. Spend the weekend hiking, biking, riding the zipline, taking a tram ride and more at Snowbird this fall. Deals are available at the Inn and start at $59 per person based on double occupancy. Each adult will receive a Peaks Perks Coupon Book, a voucher for an Aerial Tram or Peruvian chair lift ride and a breakfast voucher good at the Atrium or Forklift restaurants.

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FINISH STRONG: Triathlon Training Tips By Tim Reno

You control your life. We can fill our time with ideas from self-help books all day long. You want to feel empowered? Trust me, put down the book about someone else’s experiences and go to bed early enough to hit the gym in the morning. Create a training schedule and follow it. Whether training outdoors or indoors, don’t let the pool, river or road tell you what you can or cannot accomplish. Take control and get excited. The morning of a triathlon buzzes with anticipation. People novice to expert, young to old are actually excited to start what will be a multi-hour test of endurance! Triathlons are hard, but a good attitude and following your schedule will make all the difference throughout the year.

Train hard. Here are some key points for creating your workout schedule, whether you’re a seasoned triathlete or first timer. If you’re looking to be competitive, train six days out of the seven day week. You’re working your body hard and it needs a day to rest and recoup, take one. You should be altering your training each day. Plan on at least one hour each day of running, swimming or biking. You’ll run for an hour, or swim for an hour or bike for an hour. It’s imperative that you go the full hour each day. On Saturday you should do two different exercises, each for one hour: swimming and biking, biking and running or running and swimming. This will keep your endurance up and your body in shape. Hit the weights anytime you like during the week as well. As your endurance and abilities increase you can increase your distance and speed in each event.

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t 5:30 Wednesday morning, you might wonder why the pool at the local gym is crowded—two swimmers per lane, and several others waiting near the edge for a chance to swim laps; treadmills are humming and spinning class has been promoted to rock star status. Such is the familiar scene for thousands of people during the months leading up to triathlon season. But how do you stay motivated and continue training once winter, the triathlon off season, hits? For beginning triathlon trainees, maintaining motivation is often most difficult during colder months, but for every trainee these steps are vital to achieving your personal best year-round.

You are not a quitter. Think about it. Say it out loud. There is truth to the adage, “mentally tough physically strong.” There comes a point, even for the best of the best, when each additional stroke, peddle and step comes from a resolved will to win, even if winning is just doing better than you did last time. My first triathlon swim was for a half-ironman distance, just under a mile and a half. I had prepared reasonably well and felt as though I had a chance to place among the top 50 for the event. It was cold, 53 degrees in the water and 48 degrees outside. Twenty minutes into my swim, well after my face, hands and feet had gone somewhat numb, I am not a quitter I am not a quitter, replaced stroke-stroke-breath strokestroke-breath. Don’t give up training this fall and winter, but rather push through to spring so you’ll be far ahead of the pack when triathlon season begins again.


Finish strong. Crossing the finish line is the culmination of months of training and hours of racing. I’m always exhausted by the time the last mile of my triathlon is fading away with each stride; yet—every time—I get a rush of adrenaline as soon as the finish line is visible. I have never come in first. Chances are I never will, but I cross the finish line running as fast as my tired legs can carry me. For that moment, victory is mine. The Olympic Creed states well the value of finishing the race, “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.” In triathlons, as with life, take each challenge and finish strong. If you’re still looking to compete before the season ends, here are a few nearby triathlons left for this year. See you at the finish line!

Oct 17, 2009 Powell 3 Triathlon Challenge Page, UT/AZ

Oct 31, 2009 Rocktober Triathlon Alpine, UT

Oct 17, 2009 2009 Land Rover Pumpkinman Triathlon Boulder City, NV

Nov 7, 2009 Telos Turkey Triathlon Orem, Utah

Oct 17, 2009 SAC Triathlon St. George, UT

Nov 8, 2009 5th Annual Nevada Silverman Full and Half Triathlon Henderson, NV

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Aqua Skins™ Thermal Protection Suits Ideal for training, Aqua Skins are an ultralight and durable suit engineered with ThermoGuard technology to provide warmth and protection from the sun. These suits are made from ultra thin neoprene which offers complete freedom of movement like a traditional swimsuit, but also helps maintain the body’s temperature in water and provides buoyancy. This keeps core muscles warm and reduces cramping so swimmers can spend more time training in the water. Suits are designed for pool and open water use, but if you plan to use one outdoors this fall, get Aqua Skins Full Leg Sleeveless Suit as it is designed for fall water temperatures. Other options are available for colder or warmer water. Hoewever, Aqua Skins are built for training not competition. If you’re looking for a wetsuit to compete in check out Aqua Sphere’s new Ironman Wetsuits. $159

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The Great Indoors: Climbing in Gyms

ig and Little Cottonwood Canyons, American Fork Canyon, Moab, Zion National Park; all of these locations are Utah rock climbing wonders. Hundreds of climbs for each skill level dot these majestic areas. But where do all the climbers go when warm summer weather ends and the cold winter creeps in? We can either wait out the winter months on our couches, or we can take our climbing indoors to climbing gyms.

By Jerson Hatch

Why indoor climbing? Trent Meisenheimer of Momentum Indoor Climbing said, “Indoor climbing trains us for better performance outdoors.” Moving indoors allows climbers time to prepare for the next season and build their ability. Indoor gyms have many benefits compared to outdoor climbing. The gyms are climate controlled and shielded from bad weather conditions so you can climb no matter what the forecast says. Never climbed before? Not a problem. Climbing gyms offer routes for all abilities whether you are a first time climber on a 5.5 top rope or a seasoned veteran working on a 5.13b lead climb. Gyms offer climbers time to practice and perfect their technique for outdoor difficulties. Unlike outdoor climbing, indoor gyms have several routes close together; so you can easily run 10–15 routes during your visit, with each route posing a different problem to overcome. Plus, there are no long hikes to reach your climbing wall. With so many routes close together you can focus on conditioning and endurance. People who climb indoors generally climb at a harder level than outdoors. This is partially due to the atmosphere. Indoor climbs are much safer than outdoor climbs due to the positioning of the holds and the pitch of the walls. Gyms are also void of the ledges that jut out of a route and interfere with the climber’s fall. Plus, the employees will certify you in your ability to belay, top rope or lead climb and they can offer tips on climbing, equipment preferences and notify you of safety concerns. But perhaps the best part of indoor climbing is the social aspect. People at climbing gyms are generally friendly, courteous and many are happy to lend a hand or a belay if needed. Climbing gyms are a great place to find new climbing partners and if you don’t have a belay partner, check the bulletin boards at climbing gyms where information on people looking for one is posted. Most climbing gyms offer an array of climbing options for one person or partners. If you’re going solo, you’ll want to stay in the bouldering areas where you only need a chalk bag and shoes. The top rope area requires a climbing harness, shoes, chalk bag and a belay partner. If climbing the lead wall you’ll need a lead certified belay partner and all your own gear, including ropes. Want a challenge? Try the crack climbing walls at Momentum Indoor Climbing in Sandy. All gyms listed offer equipment rentals for shoes, harnesses and chalk bags. In addition to climbing walls, some climbing gyms (like Momentum and Rockreation) have free weights and cardio equipment for members to use. Momentum, The Front and The Quarry also offer yoga classes.



Local Climbing Gyms Here are some great local climbing gyms where you can perfect your skills throughout fall and winter.

IRock 2261 Kiesel Avenue, Ogden 801-399-4653, Price for adults $10 and children $7.50, plus equipment rental.

Momentum Indoor Climbing 220 West 10600 South, Sandy 801-990-6890, Price for adults $15 and children $12, plus equipment rental.

Rockreation 2074 East 3900 South, Salt Lake City 801-278-7473, Price for adults $15 and children $10, plus equipment rental.

Rockhaus 200 East 1780 North, North Logan 435-713-0068, Price for adults $15 and children $11, equipment rental included.

The Front 400 West 1450 South, Salt Lake City 801-466-7625, Price for adults $15 and children $7, plus equipment rental.

The Quarry 2494 North University Parkway, Provo 801-418-0268, Price for adults $13 and children $10, plus equipment rental.

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GEAR Cool New Climbing Gear Scarpa Force Shoes Perfect for climbing indoors, this suede climbing shoe fits snugly with a tight heel that provides good support on the toes when negotiating a questionable foot hold. The Forces have a sticky Vibram sole that helps them hold on any wall without slipping, and the Velcro Powerstrap closure tabs make the shoes easy to put on and remove between climbs. $125

Rock Lock Liquid Chalk Use this liquid chalk as a base coat and begin your ascent up a wall. The liquid chalk adheres to your hands longer so you don’t need to chalk up as often, giving you longer climbing runs. However, it’s only a base coat and you’ll need a traditional chalk bag while on the wall. A healing agent in this liquid chalk prevents your hands from drying out and cracking, even after several days of use. $5.99

Krieg Chalk Bag Looking for a chalk bag that’s stylish and functional? Try Krieg bags, which are handmade and contain a zipper pocket that’s perfect for an iPod or energy bar. The bag’s opening is big enough for large hands, making it easy for anyone to chalk up and continue climbing. Krieg bags come in many styles, but can also be specially ordered in any design by sending the fabric or image of your choice. $20.95

Smart Belay Device This ergonomic, easy to use device is ideal for indoor climbing on skinny ropes or when there is a large weight discrepancy between leader and belayer. There’s a small learning curve, but once you get used to it the Smart’s unique shape makes belaying comfortable with smooth rope feeding. It’s also safe for locking off the rope if the climber takes an unexpected fall. $29.95

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TRAVEL Continued from page 21 Wolf Creek Utah 3632 North Wolf Creek Drive, Eden, UT; 800-771-7037. Take in beautiful autumn scenery and enjoy a wide range of activities like horseback riding, fly fishing, hiking and more at this resort. This fall you can stay for $99 per person, per night based on double occupancy, which includes accommodations at the Red Moose Lodge, a round of golf or a spa treatment, $50 certificate to Harleys & Buck’s Restaurant and continental breakfast. Or stay for $120 per person, per night based on quad occupancy, which includes a 2–bedroom Moose Hollow condo, a round of golf, a ride in Powzilla at Powder Mountain to view fall foliage and a $100 gift certificate for Harley & Bucks Restaurant. Both packages are available until November 15, 2009.

Best Western Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel 30 North 100 East, Bryce Canyon City, UT; 866-866-6634. This new hotel has 164 luxurious rooms, free buffet breakfast, exercise facilities and an enclosed courtyard with pool, whirlpool and patio. Experience Bryce Canyon’s newest accommodations for a low price by paying the regular rate the first night and half off each consecutive night. Offer good from October 16 to November 22, 2009.

Ruby’s Inn 26 South Main, Bryce Canyon City, UT; 866-866-6616. Stay near Bryce Canyon National Park and enjoy spacious rooms, an indoor pool and spa and a large onsite general store at this hotel. Ruby’s Inn also offers guided tours of the area on ATVs or on horseback. Pay the regular rate the first night and get each consecutive night for half off. Offer good October 16 to November 22, 2009. For more information on these and other local fall travel deals visit:

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NOVEMBER 6-7 Level 1 - Facilitator Training–8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. each day. CLAS Ropes Course, 3606 West Center Street, Provo, UT. 801-373-8897,,

OCTOBER 16 Rowmark Ski Swap–Eccles Field House on Guardsmans Way, near University of Utah, all day. Rowmark charges 25% commission. Admission: Friday $5 per person and Saturday admission TBA. Children under 12 free. 801-924-5935,

DECEMBER 4-26 Christmas Cruise–6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. (closed Sundays, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). CLAS Ropes Course, 3606 West Center Street, Provo, UT. 801-373-8897,,

CYCLING OCTOBER 10 City Creek Bike Sprint–10 a.m. City Creek Canyon, Salt Lake City, UT. NOVEMBER 14 FreshAirSports Cyclocross Series–start times vary, begin at 9 a.m. Bend, OR. 541-318-7388, DECEMBER 5 Fresh Air Sports Cyclocross Series–Start times vary, begin at 9 a.m. Bend, OR. 541-318-7388,

FILMS, FESTIVALS, CLINICS AND EVENTS NOVEMBER 14-15 Moab River Rendezvous–A gathering and celebration of rivers, conservation, history and community. The event is also a fundraiser for guide training seminars and ecological restoration projects in the Colorado River watershed. Cost is $60 for the weekend. Moab, UT. 866-202-1847,

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16-18 Black Diamond Sale & Swap– 2092 East 3900 South, Holladay, UT. 7 a.m.-noon. Bring gear, sell your gear and keep the money. 801-278-0233, November 6-8 St. Lawrence Thrift Stores Annual Ski Sale–Park and Recreation Building, 90 North 100 West, Heber City, UT. Drop your donations off at the old St. Mary’s Church at 121 Park Avenue, Park City. No fees, free admission. 435-657-0209

6-8 37th Annual Park City Ski Team Swap–Basin Recreation Field House at New Park 1388 New Main St., Kimball Junction, UT. Bring your equipment to the Basin Recreation Field House on Nov. 5 from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. The ski team keeps 30% of the profit. Admission is $8 on Friday, $5 on Saturday and $2 on Sunday. Children under 12 are free. 435-649-8749, 6-7 Soldier Hollow Pre-winter Ski Sale–Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation Lodge at Soldier Hollow, Midway, UT. Friday and Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cross Country ski equipment and snowshoes. Junior packages from $75, adults from $189. Discounted preseason passes available. 435-654-2002,

REI COMMUNITY EVENTS OCTOBER 15 ANTARTICA: LIFE IN THE COLD PLACE–7 p.m. at REI Sandy. Susan Munroe, adventurer and aspiring writer, spent six months as a cafeteria worker at McMurdo Station, one of three U.S. research bases in Antarctica. Hear her stories and see photos of unimaginable cold and wind, 24-hour sun and life on the coldest, highest, windiest, driest continent on Earth. 20 AMERICA’S NATIONAL PARKS- A LEGACY WE MUST STIVE TO PROTECT–7 p.m. at REI SLC. Come hear David Nimkin, Director of the Southwest Region, National Parks Conservation Association as he discusses the need for commitment and passion to protect these special places for future generations. Meet local and regional non-profits who will be available before and after this presentation. 22 7 EASY RAPTORS YOU CAN IDENTIFY RIGHT NOW!–7 p.m. at REI Sandy. Join Jen Hajj of HawkWatch International to learn about seven different local raptors that you can identify without fail (almost). Live birds and music will be included in this presentation, which is appropriate for all ages. 28 MARMOT PRESENTS BETH RODDEN’S WEATHER TRANSITION WORKSHOP–7 p.m. at REI SLC. During her travels, world-class climber Beth Rodden has come to know how a woman’s body can experience heat loss during ever-changing fall weather. Join her as she tells stories, shares a slide show of her climbs and teaches how to best dress for fall weather. After the presentation, Beth will walk you through the store to help you find the right clothing for your adventure.

RUNNING OCTOBER 17-18 24 Hour...The Run– (championships) Team Relay, Solo Challenge and100 Mile Endurance Running Series. Boulder, CO. 18 The Other Half–10 a.m. Hwy 128 (the River Road) near Moab, UT. 435-259-4525,, 18 Mount Desert Island Marathon–8 a.m. Bar Harbor, ME. 207-276-4226,, 18 NH Marathon, 10K, 5K Judged Race Walk–9 a.m. 155 North Main Street, Bristol, NH. 603-744-3335,, 24 Save-A-Sister 10K, 5K & 1-mile Run–9 a.m. Confluence Trail Head, St. George, UT. Help raise funds to support the Dixie Regional Medical Center’s Breast Cancer Division! $25 for10K or 5K; $15 for 1-mile run. 24 Ogden Valley 50 Ultra Marathon–5 a.m. Mountain Green, UT. 801-728-9121 24 Save-A-Sister 10K & 5K–9 a.m. Main Street Trailhead by the Dixie Center (1385 Convention Center Drive) St. George, UT. 435-627-4504, recreation/races/details. php?id=129 25 Pumpkin Run 5K & Kids’ Fun Run–1 p.m. Higganum Town Green, CT. 860-652-8866, November 7 First Dam Run 5K & 10K–10 a.m. Merlin Olsen Park, Logan, UT. 435-755-9543


CALENDAR 7 Squatter’s Chasing Tail Ale 5K– 9 a.m. Benefit for Utah Animal-Assisted Therapy Association. Wheeler Farm, Salt Lake City, UT. 801-808-0804,, 7 Zeitgeist Half Marathon–10 a.m. Boise, ID. 8 Santa Clarita Marathon–7 a.m. Santa Clarita, CA. 661-286-4018,, 14 Freedom Run 5K–9 a.m. Connecticut State Armory, Broad Street, Hartford, CT. 860-652-8866, 14 Rim Rock Marathon– 8 a.m. Grand Junction to Fruita, CO. 21 Turkey Trot 5K and 1 Mile–10 a.m. Smithfield City, UT. 435-563-0048 21 Winterman Marathon & Marathon Relays–8:30 a.m. Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, ON, Canada. 613-295-4008,,


OCTOBER 2009-JANUARY 2010 21 New Balance Girls on the Run 5K–The New Balance Girls on the Run 5K Fun Run is a non-competitive family-friendly run/walk where everyone is a winner. Walkers, joggers, runners, parents, kids, strollers welcome. All proceeds go to Girls on the Run. 9 a.m. Sugar House Park, 2100 South 1400 East, Salt Lake City, UT. 24 UVU 5K Turkey Trot–A fundraiser for the Utah AIDS Foundation! 3:45 p.m. Walkers, 4 p.m. Runners. Orem, UT. 801-863-6163, www.utahaids. org/index.php?id=NTk5 26 City Creek Cold Turkey Run–Starts at the Capitol, up City Creek Canyon for 1 mile, turn around and finish at Memory Grove, Salt Lake City, UT. 26 Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/ Walk–8 a.m. 165 South 580 West, Orem, UT. 801-223-7010 26 Ogden Thanksgiving Day Run/ Walk–5 Mile Run/2 Mile Walk, 9 a.m. 5475 South 500 East, Ogden, UT. 801-479-2255 26 Utah Human Race–8 a.m. Draper City Park, Draper, UT.

DECEMBER 5 Winter Sun 10K–10 a.m. Moab, UT. 435-259-4525,,

DECEMBER 12 Cross Country Ski Competition–435-654-3666, 435-654-2002,,


JANUARY 29-31 Ski to Live–For men and women, skiers, snowboarders and telemarkers, all abilities beginner to expert or even pro level. This is a Zen/Big Mind clinic for men and women by Kristen Ulmer that focuses on the mental and wisdom side of our favorite snow sports. These events will help you witness skiing, boarding and your life from an entirely unique 14 and fascinating perspective. Turkey Triathlon–$35 Beginner/ SNOWBIRD – January 29–31, Sprint; $60 Team Relay. Beginner: DEER VALLEY – February 5–7, 200-yd swim, 5-mile bike, ALTA – April 1–4. Price has been 1.5-mile run Sprint: 400-yd swim, lowered to $510. 10-mile bike, 3-mile run Team Relay: 400-yd swim, 10-mile, SKI SWAPS 3-mile run Pre-registration: November 6th, Late registration: October 8-11 November 11. Sand Hollow Aquatic Center, 1144 North Lava Sports Den Ski Swap–1350 Foothill Dr., Salt Lake City, UT. Flow Drive, St. George, UT. No admission fee. Bring your gear, sell your gear and keep WINTER SPORTS 100% of the profit if you redeem OCTOBER the money for Sports Den 31 merchandise. Or keep the cash Brighton Resort deadline for and pay 25% to Sports Den. 10% off multi-week ski/board 801-582-5611 programs–Register by October 31 and receive a 10% discount 16 on all multi-week ski and Rowmark Ski Swap–Eccles Field snowboard programs for the House on Guardsmans Way, near 09/10 season at Brighton. University of Utah, Salt Lake Register at City, UT. All day. Rowmark charges 25% commission. snowsports Admission: Friday $5 per person NOVEMBER 14 TUFF Kids Turkey Triathlon– Noon. Kids’ Beginner: 25-yd swim, 1-mile bike, .5-mile run. Kids’ Sprint: 50-yd swim, 2-mile bike, .75-mile run. Fee: $15/kid. Noon, Sand Hollow Aquatic Center, 1144 North Lava Flow Drive, St. George, UT.

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OCTOBER 2009-JANUARY 2010 and Saturday admission TBA. Children under 12 free. 801-924-5935, 16-18 Black Diamond Sale & Swap– 7 a.m.–noon. 2092 East 3900 South, Holladay, UT. Bring gear, sell your gear and keep the money. 801-278-0233, www.

classified ads and an ever-changing list of free gear. Through Nov. 1, for every 10 postings, you get one free ski pass to Alta, Snowbird, Solitude or Brighton.

CALENDAR Get your Event Listings online. Add events at

November 6-8 37th Annual Park City Ski Team Swap–Basin Recreation Field House at New Park 1388 New Main St., Kimball Junction, Park City, UT. Bring your equipment to the Basin Recreation Field House on Nov. 5 from 3 p.m.-7 p.m. The ski team keeps 30% of the profit. Admission is $8 on Friday, $5 on Saturday and $2 on Sunday. Children under 12 are free. 435-649-8749, 7-8 Soldier Hollow Pre Winter Ski Sale– 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Soldier Hollow Legacy Foundation. Lodge at Soldier Hollow, Midway, UT. Cross Country ski equipment and snowshoes. Junior Packages from $75, adults from $189. Discounted preseason passes available. 435-654-2002, 6-8 Park City Snowboard Team Snowboard Swap–Park City Mountain Resort, First Time lower parking lot 15% donation on all sold items to the Park City Snowboard Team. 435-615-8839, 5-7 St. Lawrence Thrift Stores Annual Ski Sale–Park and Recreation Building, 90 North 100 West, Heber City, UT. Drop your donations off at the old St. Mary’s Church at 121 Park Avenue, Park City, UT. No fees, free admission. 435-657-0209–For an easy way to score a lift ticket to one of four Utah resorts, scrounge up your old gear and give it away on snowlist. com. Go to the site’s Mountain Market Place to post or find free

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LAST WORD DOES IT WORK? Opedix R1 Running Tights For runners, knee problems are a common occurrence that can’t always be easily solved. To combat these problems Opedix Wellness Gear created the R1 Running Tights that protect your knees with the Opedix Knee Support System. This system uses an anchor and sling design and specifically designed fabrics to support the outside of the knee and reduce damaging outward movement. This is said to decrease the stress on the knee joint, reduce pain and increase joint function and stability. So how do these running tights work? When your foot strikes the ground as you run, the force exerted naturally pushes the knee joint to the outside, creating wear points on the inside of the joint where the load is carried. Opedix’s Knee Support System counteracts these forces and reduces the load by stabilizing the knee joint. In addition to supporting your knees, these tights are made from breathable, moisture wicking, antimicrobial fabrics that keep you fresh through many runs. Getting the tights on and properly adjusted takes a bit of work, but once placed correctly

WHAT’S HOT Fitness Video Games Video games were once considered a couch potato pastime, but with the advent of the Wii™ video games have gone from a sedentary to active hobby. They’re a great way to supplement outdoor activities when the warm weather fades and can even help you create and achieve fitness goals. Wii’s latest fitness video games are rolling out this fall and offer a variety of ways to work out. Daisy Fuentes Pilates has three levels of difficulty (beginner, intermediate and advanced) so anyone can use it to improve their fitness. The game is set at a tropical resort and is hosted by Daisy Fuentes, a world famous TV celebrity and Pilates spokeswoman, who guides you through exercises using the Wii Remote™ and the Wii Balance Board™. You can also create and customize your own Pilates workouts with your favorite exercises. The Pilates exercises in this game are challenging and it’s a great way to practice Pilates if you can’t make it to the gym. Jillian Michaels’ Fitness Ultimatum 2010, available in October, is a fast-paced, energetic, boot camp style workout that takes players through one-on-one


you’ll immediately feel extra support around your knees from the specifically sewn fabric. When testing these tights, I personally struggled with zipping the zippers that run down the back of the tights’ legs and wondered why. On closer inspection of the tag, I realized I was sent my size in the petite tights instead of the regular tights so the tights I have are made for a woman three to six inches shorter than me, which explains the problems! Word to the wise, make sure to follow the sizing chart when you order. Despite fitting problems, I was still able to use the tights and noticed the difference in support on my knees while running. It felt more comfortable to pound the pavement for long periods, but I think the effects would be more noticeable after longterm use. If you don’t have knee problems, these tights may be an unnecessary expense. But if knee problems have kept you from running or made running more difficult, you’ll love the support these tights offer. If you’re a skier or snowboarder, you should also look into Opedix’s S1 Ski and Board Tights, which offer the same knee support system with warmer fabric so you can use them as a base layer. R1 Running Tights $190, S1 Ski and Board Tights $190

activities including cardio, strength and balance training exercises. You’ll get expert coaching and tips from health and fitness expert Jillian Michaels and you can create a training calendar and plan your routines, up to six months in advance. Difficulty levels are available for any fitness level and each workout session includes a warm up and cool down. Wii’s most innovative fitness game to date, Jenny McCarthy’s Your Shape, launches in December and offers a controller-free workout experience. In place of the Wii Remote™, the game comes with a camera that plugs into the USB port of the Wii and scans your body. Your image is then projected on the TV screen so the game tracks your movements as you work out and you can easily correct your form. When you first begin you’ll take a fitness test and list your goals, then a personalized workout routine will be created for you. Displays of your calories burned, distance covered, pounds lifted and more are shown to help motivate and encourage you. Your Shape comes with 480 exercises, more than any other Wii game, in categories like cardio, strength training and flexibility. While these fitness video games won’t completely replace gym time or outdoor sports, they’re a great way to boost your fitness level, develop new skills and improve your balance. Daisy Fuentes Pilates $29.95, Jillian Michaels Fitness Ultimatum $39.99, Jenny McCarthy Your Shape $69.99

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