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STARTING LINE Giant Gear Giveaway, Ogden Paddle Festival, Flowrider Reopened, No More Junk Mail, The Bookshelf

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RESORT REPORT Concerts, Festivals, Races and Summer Activities at Local Resorts

FEATURES 10

Green Gear Guide BY Jenny Willden

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Local Recycling Guide BY Bill Novak

16 NUTRITION How’s Your Salad Bar Savvy? BY Molly Newman

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Hit the Trails: Tips and Products for OffRoad Running BY Jenny Willden

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Getting Down...Without Falling Down BY Mike Newberry

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LAST WORD WHAT’S HOT Purifying Your Own Water DOES IT WORK? Enlyten Strips BY Jenny Willden

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The Starting Line Editor’s Note Did you notice the name change on our cover? This summer we’ve become Outdoor Sports Guide and though 5 the name is new, we’ll still be providing you with the same great articles, news and event listings as before. We’ll also be adding new columns, more giveaways and introducing more themed issues. This is our first ever green issue and it’s all about reducing your impact on the earth and supporting eco-friendly initiatives. You can make a big difference by making little changes in your life like eliminating junk mail (pg. 7), buying green gear (pg. 10) and purifying your own water instead of buying bottled (pg. 30). How do you reduce your footprint? Send your green living tips to editor@sportsguidemag.com. We’ll publish our favorites on Outdoor Sports Guide’s new website at sportsguidemag.com. This website just launched and there you’ll find extra articles, gear reviews, giveaways, our blog, an e-version of the magazine, a local event calendar and more. If you’re an event organizer you’ll love the new calendar; it allows you easily add your events to our site for free! Enjoy, and please let us know what you think. — Jenny Willden

Basic Wilderness Life Support Certification Class Learn how to prevent and treat injuries or illnesses common in outdoor activities in this one-day certification course on July 25 from 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at the Salt Lake REI. The course includes morning lectures at REI about preparing for outings, assessing injuries, deciding whether to treat or evacuate a patient and evacuation methods. The afternoon will include hands-on scenarios outside, weather permitting. At the end of the day you’ll receive a Basic Wilderness Life Support certificate. Tuition is $95. Call REI at 801-486-2100 or visit bwls.org to register. rei.com

3rd Annual Ogden Paddle Festival Enjoy a day on the water at Ogden’s Paddle Festival on Saturday, August 22 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Pineview Reservoir Middle Inlet. This family-friendly event features kayak, canoe and kiteboard demos as well as live music, children’s activities, fly fishing instruction, clinics, kayak races, great food, prize drawings and more. Admission is $5 for kids, $10 for adults, $15 for couples and $20 for families. For more information call 801-629-8252. ogdencity.com

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The Signature Toast of Park City Grand Tasting Sample over 500 wines and enjoy delicious food at this annual event in the Canyons Resort Village. The event takes place on Saturday, July 11 from 3–6 p.m. and features live entertainment and an array of luxury-related vendors. You’ll see cooking demonstrations and the Viking Steel Chef Competition on the outdoor stage. This memorable event of The Park City Food and Wine Classic grows each year and is not to be missed. Before the event, take the Canyon’s gondola and enjoy the beautiful scenery, hiking trails and disc golf course. parkcityfoodandwineclassic.com

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Flowrider Has Reopened! Ogden’s Flowrider was temporarily closed for upgrades and a remodel, but it’s reopened and allows you to experience the thrill of surfing without being near an ocean. They call Flowrider a wave in a box, and how it works is an engine drives 10,000 gallons of flowing water to create waves you can ride! It’s a perfect way for a beginner to learn the basics of surfing, or is great for perfecting your surfing skills. Flowrider times are generally booked in advance, so call 801-528-5352 for reservations. Right now you can also get grand reopening discounts sent to your phone by texting 89800. The Flowrider is open Monday–Saturday. flowriderutah.com

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RESORT REPORT Winter resorts aren’t just for skiing and snowboarding. Enjoy summer in the canyons by attending events and taking part in activities at local resorts.

Brian Head Beginning in late June, shuttle and lift service (FridaySunday) will access over 200 miles of single-track bike trails. Also enjoy a scenic chairlift ride to 11,000 feet with cool alpine temperatures and Southern Utah’s unique red-rock panorama. Disc golf fanatics will find one of the most challenging high-altitude courses ever designed. brianhead.com

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The Canyons Beginning mid-June, take the gondola to access great hiking and mountain biking trails as well as an 18-hole disc golf course, then enjoy lunch outside at Red Pine Café. Call 435-649-5400 for more information. July 3rd Celebration This free annual bash begins at 7:30 p.m. and features live music by the Disco Drippers followed by a huge fireworks display. Summer Concert Series (Saturdays, July 18 –August 29) Free live music from 6–8:30 p.m. each Saturday. Rock the Canyons: Intermountain Cup Grand Finale (August 1) A cross country bike race that begins and ends in the Resort Village. Race starts at noon and concludes with a post-race barbecue and a free concert. thecanyons.com Deer Valley From mid-June to mid-September, access hiking and mountain biking trails from the chairlift, or just enjoy a scenic ride up and down. Horseback riding is also available throughout the summer. Call 800-424-3337 for more information. deervalley.com

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Park City Mountain Resort Enjoy thrills like the Alpine Coaster, Alpine Slide, Zip Rider and climbing wall throughout the summer season, or ride the chairlift from Main Street for a scenic view of Park City. Then play a round of mini golf, go mountain biking, hiking or take the kids on just-theirsize amusement park rides. Call 435-649-8111 for more information. parkcitymountain.com

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Powder Mountain Take a guided tour of the resort this summer in an oversized off-road vehicle through 10,000 acres that are normally inaccessible to the public by vehicle. Each threehour tour includes great scenery and wildlife views and tours can be tailored to your preferences. For more information email adventures@powdermountain.com or call 801-745-3772.

Powder Mountain Hill Climb (June 27) The first annual cycling race on Powder Mountain Road from Wolf Creek’s Festival Field to Timberline Lodge. Begins at 8 a.m. Prizes and awards for podium finishers. Register at sportsbaseonline.com. Powder Mountain Motocross (August 27-30) For this event the mountain will be transformed into a world-class motocross course designed by Jeremy McGrath. There will also be camping, hiking, biking, food and many more activities. For more information call 801-745-3772. powdermountain.com Snowbasin Free Sunday concerts, hiking, mountain biking and disc golf are available all summer long at the resort. Call 801-620-1000 for more information. snowbasin.com Snowbird This summer ride the ZipRider or Alpine Slide or go hiking, biking, horseback and ATV riding on the beautiful trails. Also check out the camps, concerts, festivals and NEW this year, the Wasatch Mining Company Gemstone Mine. 22nd Annual Mountain Bout Bike Race (July 11) The race starts near Snowbird Center (Entry 2) at 8:30 a.m. You can register online at intermountaincup.com/race or call 801-933-2222 for more information. snowbird.com Speedgoat 50K (July 18) Run what many call the toughest 50K in the United States. Registration is $70 and registration deadline is July 5. karlmeltzer.com/speedgoat-50k Solitude Scenic chairlift rides, 18 holes of disc golfing, mountain biking and hiking are available all summer. Also, for the first time ever, the Yurt is open for summer dining. The night includes a scenic hike, a fourcourse dinner and watching the sun set while you dine. Call 801-536-5745 for more information. skisolitude.com Sundance Enjoy scenic lift rides, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and a kids’ nature camp throughout the summer season. Call 801-225-4107 for more information. sundanceresort.com Wolf Creek In the summer season, hiking, mountain and road biking, horseback riding, hot air balloon rides, geocaching, white water rafting and kayaking are available. Call 801-745-3737 for more information. wolfcreekutah.com

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This colorful, funky shoe’s upper is crafted with reclaimed rice paper which makes each pair one of a kind. The footbed is made from recycled polyurethane and renewable cork and is covered in natural canvas for a comfortable fit with or without socks. Great for all day wear, these shoes have awesome arch support and will score you lots of compliments. $70 keen.com

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Craft Leave Your Car Ride Your Bike Jersey Developed to promote the benefits of cycling as part of your daily routine, this 100% recycled polyester jersey is the first of its kind from Craft. The jersey is available for men and women and features three rear pockets with a fourth zip pocket for use while riding. $74.99 craft-usa.com

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Primus EtaPower™ MF Stove Boil water fast (in 2–3 minutes) with this stove which, along with its preheating coil and pots with built-in heat exchangers, allows it to consume half as much fuel and energy as other comparable stoves. The environmentally friendly EtaPower™ MF can be used with LP gas and liquid fuels, such as white gas, gasoline, kerosene and even diesel. Primus buys carbon offsets for every EtaPower™ MF stove sold, making it a carbon-neutral product. But don’t plan to take the EtaPower™ MF on your next 20-mile backpacking trip, weighing in at over 2 pounds (with accessories) it’s best for short trips and camping. $190 primuscamping.com

Kelty Saunter Bag Great for use while biking or walking, this retro bag is made from eco-friendly materials like recycled polyester and vegetable tanned leather. It comes with a shopper tote that packs up small and features an internal organizational sleeve. $79.95 kelty.com

Guyot Designs MicroBites This mini version of Guyot Designs utensils is a 5-in-1 set containing a spoon, fork, knife, spatula and spreader. They weigh less than an ounce and can withstand temperatures up to 450°F. MicroBites carry 25 pounds of verified green house emissions reductions, which makes them not just carbon neutral, but carbon negative. $4.95 guyotdesigns.com

Available for men and women in high and low cut styles, this sock is soft, silky and well-cushioned. Plus, it stays stink-free, even after days of wear, because of bamboo’s antimicrobial properties. Bamboo and Coolmax® fabrics wick moisture to keep your feet dry during running, hiking or any activity. In addition to making this eco-friendly sock, Bridgedale supports the Plant a Boo™ campaign that helps fight global warming by increasing bamboo cultivation. $13.95 bridgedale.com

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Big Agnes Diversion Insulated Air Core Recycled Pad Camp in comfort with this recycled sleeping pad made from Climashield HL Green 100% recycled synthetic insulation and 100% recycled polyester shell fabric with a recycled aluminum valve. This pad is not self-inflating, but inflates quickly by blowing into a valve and is thicker, more comfortable and more compact than self-inflating pads. Also, if you frequently roll off your pad in the night, use it with a Big Agnes sleeping bag which all contain integrated pad sleeves. Stuff sack and repair kit included. $89.95–$99.95 bigagnes.com

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Enjoy summer camping in this unisex bag made from PrimaLoft® Eco, an earth friendly insulation composed of recycled plastic soda and water bottles. Rated to 45°, this ultralight bag stuffs down small so you can fit it in any pack. It also features straps on the back to keep you on your sleeping pad and has a zipper that goes all the way around the foot box so you can unzip the bag into a comforter. $179 sierradesigns.com

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Project Blue Recycled Surf Packs

These gender-specific packs, Oceana (girls) and Recon (guys) are constructed with 100% Polyethylene Terephthalate, which is made from recycled plastic bottles. The packs also feature recycled buckles and use a non-toxic waterproof fabric backing. Though there’s no surfing in Utah, you’ll still find loads of reasons to use this pack, like taking it to the lake or pool. It features a seam sealed wetsuit (or swimsuit) pocket, an insulated cooler pocket for drinks and storage space. With the sale of each pack $2 will be donated to the Surfrider Foundation, which helps protect oceans, waves and beaches. Oceana $75, Recon $70 dakine.com

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Show off your local pride with shirts from this Park City-based company that uses organic cotton for green tees that feature fun graphics and sayings. Also, this organic cotton has a low environmental impact because it replenishes soil fertility and reduces the use of toxic fertilizers. The water-based ink used is non-toxic and free of lead, heavy metals and chemicals. This ink embeds the print in the shirt, not on top of it, so you don’t feel the print on the shirt. $23 localshavemorefun.com

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Say goodbye to plastic baggies with these handy dandy snack containers. They’re made from eCycle®, which is a BPA-free mix of recycled plastics. On average eCycle® contains 95% recycled plastics, including 25% post consumer content. There’s a twoway lid for big or little snacking, and two containers nest together easily and fit in a purse or backpack. $6.99 aladdin-pmi.com

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Recycled and Recyclable 16 Ounce Travel Mug Ditch the paper coffee cup and replace it with this mug made from BPA-free eCycle®, which contains 100% recycled food grade polypropylene. The mug is car cup compatible for easy travel and is dishwasher and microwave safe. $9.99 aladdin-pmi.com

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Lynx and Boulder T-shirts

Stay dry and fresh during your workout with fitted workout shirts constructed from polyester and Cocona®, a sustainable fabric made of coconut shells that is naturally moisture-wicking and odor resistant. The shirts offer 50+ UPF protection to keep you from getting sunburned and are available for women (Lynx) and men (Boulder). $40 merrell.com

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Zoe and Balance T-shirts

Workout this summer in style with Zoe (women) and Balance (men) shirts made from 58% pima cotton and 42% recycled polyester. The shirts feature Opti-Wick™, which wicks moisture from your skin and keeps you dry, even in the hottest summer weather. $34 merrell.com

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Keep your feet cool and dry during summer activities with these lightweight socks made from recycled polyester, nylon and Lycra. They’re good for biking, running, walking and cross training and offer comfort stretch zones and strike zone cushioning in the footbed. Teko strives to reduce their carbon footprint by using minimal packaging from recycled materials and following other sustainable practices. $11.95 tekosocks.com

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CP Paragon Support Shoe

Perfect for runners with minimal pronation, this lightweight shoe offers flexible support and breathability without weighing you down. The shoe’s rubber compounds provide traction on dry trails, but because of the shoe’s mesh upper they’re not a good choice for muddy or wet trails, unless you enjoy soaked socks. There’s also an anti-friction fabric in the footbed lining that controls the movement of the foot during impact to avoid blisters. This lining contains over 50% recycled fibers, which use half the energy and water to produce that virgin materials use. Available for men and women. $90 merrell.com

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Life Out There Cream

Heal dry, cracked skin in a few days with this water-based cream, guaranteed. It contains Glycerin, which pulls in moisture and locks it in and octyldodecyl stearate, which helps the product absorb more quickly and completely. Jars for this and all O’Keeffe’s products are 100% recyclable. Also, the jar’s shrink band will soon be made of a corn-based material instead of the industry standard plastic. Lastly, O’Keeffe’s production facility is pollutant-free. $6.25 okeefescompany.com

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Olympus Shoes

Cute, colorful and ready for anything, this Mary Jane is made of 100% recycled microfiber fleece and mesh. It has an elastic strap to hold the shoe on your foot and a flexible, molded outsole for extra cushion and comfort. The removable footbed is soft, thick and squishy; you’ll feel as if you’re walking on marshmallows all day. $55 terrasoles.com

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Rio Sandals

Take these men’s shoes to the lake, walking or even the office. They’re made of tumbled leather and 60% organic cotton and offer protection, stability and a bungee with a toggle for an adjustable fit. Though airy and comfy, these shoes do tend to run big so try them on before buying. Like all Terrasoles shoes, the packaging is recycled and printed with soy ink. $64.95 terrasoles.com

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Lobo Sandals

Made from 100% cotton canvas with nubuck leather straps, these sandals are great for wearing after a summer hike or bike ride. Unlike most sandals, they provide enough cushioning and support to wear all day from the unique midsole that’s made of cork, recycled rubber and latex. These sandals are packaged on a plastic hanging hook instead of in a box to reduce waste. The only downfall of the Lobo’s is that they don’t come in half sizes and it can be difficult to find an exact fit. $55 terrasoles.com

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Balance Nbx Sleeveless Running Tank

Stay fresh on long summer runs (or even backpacking trips) in this semi-fitted, odor resistant tank made from Cocona®, which is a natural fabric from coconut shells that has benefits like softness, evaporative cooling and UV protection. The top also features 360º reflectivity for safety during morning or evening workouts. Men’s styles are also available. $38 newbalance.com

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Balance Nbx-Treme Crop Top

This sports bra stays put, fits comfortably and provides maximum support during high impact activities. It’s made from a mix of Cocona®, nylon and spandex and works to keep you dry by moving sweat from skin to the outside for quick evaporation. It also absorbs odor and will continue smelling clean, even after multiple uses. $45 newbalance.com

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Balance 70 Shoes

The first shoe in New Balance’s launch of eco-friendly products, the upper is composed of 75% recycled polyester and synthetics made using fewer solvents than traditional materials, and the uppers were cut to reduce waste by fitting together like puzzle pieces. The outsole is packed with rice husk fillers to reduce the amount of rubber and petroleum used, and the shoe is held together with water-based glue. No paper stuffing or wrapping is used in the packaging. These shoes, which are made for men and women, are comfortable, light and great for summer adventures. $80 newbalance.com

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Soytopia Skirt and Men’s Satellite Short Sleeve Cricket Tee

Made from eco-conscious soy stretch jersey, these items are lightweight, odor resistant and offer sun protection. The skirt has a mesh inner pocket that holds your cash and small items when you don’t want to bring a purse. The men’s shirt is made from a blend of soy and organic cotton for a soft feel. Both items are great for summer travel and recreation. Women’s shirts are also available in this collection. Skirt $55, Shirt $50 exofficio.com

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Boiler Solar Watch

Freestyle’s first solar-powered watch can get a year of power from a single charge, but since you’ll wear it outside sometimes, it will have power forever. Also, Freestyle offers a lifetime warranty so your watch should keep ticking as long as you do. It’s water resistant to 100 meters and comes with a backlight, Chrono, Alarm, Timer and Dual Time features. This watch’s only negative is that it’s a bit heavy. $115 freestyleusa.com

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E.C.O. Sticky Yoga Mat

This earth friendly yoga mat has natural anti-slip materials and is made from Thermal Plastic Elastomer foam, which contains no heavy metals or PVC. The mat’s reversible and has a two-sided textured surface. $44 prana.com

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Chakara™ Sabin Racer Top and Cabo Capris Chakara™ fabric, a poly developed by prAna from recycled plastic is combined with a small amount of spandex for flattering, green workout clothing. Using this fabric reduces energy consumption and cuts CO2 upwards of 75% from traditional methods. PrAna’s popular Sabin Racer Top, which is perfect for yoga and pilates, comes in Chakara™ and features a built-in bra. The Cabo Capri, also in Chakara™ is fitted and has a cute decorative belt for a stylish look. Shorts, pants and other tanks are available in this fabric, but currently no men’s styles are available. Top $46, Capris $65 prana.com

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Mahdia Katie Top

This yoga tank is made from organic cotton that is tie-dyed by hand with low impact dyes. The colors are then steamset, which minimizes the amount of water used. The top features a built-in shelf bra and decorative printing at the hem. Other items are available in this collection and each features unique colors and decorative designs. $52 prana.com

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Made from an organic cotton blend, these ankle socks are perfect for working out, biking, running and more. They’re soft, breathable and wick moisture to keep feet dry during intense activity. $4 kbellsocks.com

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The “V” dropped waistband allows this classic exercise short to sit just below the waist and has side vents for easy movement. Composed of 90% organic cotton jersey and 10% spandex for a stretchy, flattering fit. $38 stoneweardesigns.com

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Keep your hair out of your face while exercising with this headband made from organic cotton and spandex. All headbands coordinate with Stonewear Design’s tank tops and are reversible and stretchy. $16 stoneweardesigns.com

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Snow may be the last thing on your mind now that summer’s in full swing, but get these amazing snowshoes now and save them for the first snowfall. Known for having the best binding on the market, Crescent Moon snowshoes also feature a distinctive tear-drop shaped frame that keeps you floating, no matter where you take them. They’re also the greenest snowshoes on the market and contain no PVC (vinyl), which can pose long term health and environmental threats by releasing toxic chemicals into the air. The company uses 100% wind power and recycles almost everything they use. For recreational snowshoeing, women should try the Silver 13 and men the Silver 9. If you want to race, try the Gold 12, which are lighter and designed for running. Silver 13 $170, Silver 9 $175, Gold 12 $229 crescentmoonsnowshoes.com

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Local Recycling Guide Utah has progressed in the past decade, when it comes to recycling. Gone are the days when everything is thrown in the trash. With curbside, residential recycling programs happening throughout the valley, Utahns have the opportunity to reduce the waste going into our landfills, while saving resources that are used in developing new products. However, some items are not included in these residential recycling programs, including glass, styrofoam, electronics and household chemicals. Here is a quick guide to recycling products not included in the curbside pickups. All addresses are in Salt Lake City, unless otherwise noted.

by Bill Novak Car Batteries Standard Batteries: 1506 South Redwood Rd., 801-973-4614 Intermountain Batteries: 3662 South Main St., 801-266-7464 Custom Industries: 5400 West Old Bingham Hwy., y 801-280-3502 Utah Metal Works: 805 West Everett (1450 North), 801-364-5679 Compact Florescent Light Bulbs Any Home Depot Construction and Demolition Debris Construction Recycling: 620 South Delong (2350 West), 801-973-4626 Bland Recycling LLC: 2100 South 6451 West, 801-978-0352 Bland Recycling LLC: 7141 South 8400 West (U-111), 801-280-3578 Wind River: 4170 South Main St., 801-268-6570

Electronic Equipment (i.e. computers, monitors, televisions) Suggested businesses that take electronic waste (may charge a service fee): Salt Lake Landfill: 6030 West California Ave. (1400 South), 801-974-6902 Stone Castle Recycling: 1259 South 1775 West, Ogden, 801-825-2422 Lucency Corp.: 1532 South Industrial Rd., 801-364-4733 Waste Management Recycle 8652 South 4000 West, West Jordan, 801-282-8271 Tam Solutions: 224 South 1060 West, Lindon, 801-796-1696 Trans Jordan Landfill: 10873 South 7200 West, 801-569-8994 Glass Jordan Park: 1000 South 900 West Rotary Glenn Park: 800 South 2770 East Forest Dale Golf Course: 900 South 2375 East Salt Lake Valley Landfill: 6030 West California Ave. (1400 South)

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Uinta Brewing Company: 177 South Fremont Dr. (2375 West), Brown Glass ONLY Transfer Station: 3300 South 502 West, Clear Glass ONLY Glass Recycling Group: 850 South 4400 West, 801-521-9287

Helpful hints for preparing your recyclables

Household & Hazardous Waste Disposal – Full Service (Electronics, paint, oil, antifreeze, batteries, propane, fluorescent lights, chemicals, cans, bottles, plastic, paper) Salt Lake Valley Landfill:1300 South 6030 West, 801-541-4078 Mon-Sat 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Trans Jordan Landfill: 10832 South 7200 West, 801-569-8994 Mon-Sat 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Oil Jiffy Lube, Pep Boys, NAPA, Checker Auto, Autozone or Household Hazardous Waste Facilities, or call 800-458-0145 Packing Peanuts Mail Boxes and Help-U-Mail Check your Yellow Pages for the closest location: 800-828-2214 Packing Styrofoam Marko Foam: 2940 West Directors Row (1100 South), 801-972-1354

No need to remove staples from paper. Why? Magnets remove staples during recycling process. Rinse out food containers. Why? Food causes contamination and can cause unsanitary conditions and odors. No need to remove labels from cans and bottles. Why? Labels are removed during the recycling process. Remove tape from cardboard boxes. Why? Tape can not be recycled and causes contamination. Break down boxes. Why? Saves space.

Plastic Grocery Bags Any Walmart or Albertsons

Separate colored glass–take to drop-off location. Why? Brown glass does not recycle at the same rate as other glass that is made into products such as fiberglass insulation. However it is recycled into new glass and other recycled products.

Tires (may charge a service fee) Utah Tire Recyclers: 1398 North Beck St., 801-364-7900 For more detailed information go to: recycle.slco.org

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H OW’S YOUR SAL AD BAR

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SAV V Y?? LEARN TO PICK A WINNING COMBINATION EVERY TIME By Molly Newman

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he salad bar offers you a chance at a healthy, delicious meal—even if your lunchmates are chowing down on burgers and fries. But along with nutrition-packed goodies, all sorts of diet-destroying baddies lurk behind the sneeze shield. Test your knowledge of which salad ingredients pack the greatest nutritional punch and get ready to be a more savvy bar-hopper.

1. You already know that iceberg lettuce is basically crunchy water—low in calories and every other nutrient. But which of these leafy alternatives is really greener on the other side? a) romaine lettuce b) spinach 2. Scoot your plate down the line and load it up with veggies. If you’re paying for your salad by weight, which of these choices offers the greatest nutritional bang for your buck? a) chopped tomatoes b) carrot sticks 3. Add a little protein to your plate to ward off the mid-afternoon blahs. Which do you pick to keep your energy up and your caloric intake down? a) cottage cheese b) black beans

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4. No salad’s complete without a little crunch. Which topper is the best choice for a tooth-satisfying snap that won’t crush your diet? a) chopped peanuts b) croutons 5. Dress it up with an extra splash of flavor. Which dressing do you choose to add taste without extra calories? a) light blue cheese dressing b) light Italian dressing 6. You’ve cleaned your plate and you’re still hungry. Which of these choices will complete your meal without compromising your diet? a) A scoop of potato salad b) A dish of soft-serve ice cream

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CHECK YOURSELF 1. (b) While all three choices are low in calories, spinach also provides 0.81 milligrams iron per one-cup serving (romaine offers just over half this amount). Tip: Spruce up your spinach salad by squeezing a lemon wedge over the leaves. The Vitamin C in the lemon juice helps your body absorb the spinach’s iron more efficiently. 2. (a) In addition to their substantial Vitamin C and fiber content, a serving of tomatoes also provides as much iron as a serving of fresh spinach. Carrots are nutritional powerhouses, too—but the carrot sticks you’ll find at a salad bar are typically peeled, removing the most vitamin-dense layer just under their skins. Fortunately, unless you’re digging through your sofa cushions for lunch money, you can afford to splurge on any of these lowcalorie veggies. Go ahead and pile that plate high. Tip: At home, scrub carrots thoroughly instead of peeling them to preserve their nutrients.

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3. (b) Cottage cheese has been a popular item on dieters’ plates since the 1950s. But feel free to leave it off your salad if you’re watching your weight. Fat-free cottage cheese may be a staple in your refrigerator, but what you’ll usually get at a salad bar is its full-fat cousin, packing 5 grams of fat and 120 calories per half-cup. A half-cup of black beans, though, contains 8.3 grams of fiber but weighs in at just 109 calories and less than half a gram of fat. Tip: Combine black beans with a scoop of corn for a protein combination your body will thank you for (and another serving of veggies to boot). 4. (a) They may have gotten a bad rap for the fat they contain, but peanuts may really do your body more good than harm. Low in saturated fat and high in heart-healthy polyunsaturated fat, they’ve been suggested by some recent studies to help reduce the risk of heart disease. Compare these little wonders with oil-soaked croutons, which contribute little more to your diet than 66 calories per half-ounce serving. Tip: Craving crouton crunch? Make your own by misting cubes of whole-grain bread with olive oil-flavored cooking spray, sprinkling with dried Italian seasoning and toasting in a 400-degree oven for 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 5. (a) Surprised? Creamy foods like blue cheese dressing can help satisfy your appetite, making you feel fuller after eating less. The strong, distinctive flavor of blue cheese reduces the need for oils and fillers in the dressing, too—it charts at just 28 calories per 2 Tbsp serving, while the same amount of light Italian dressing has 53 calories and 4.5 grams of fat. Tip: Rather than dumping dressing on your salad, use paper portion cups to measure first. A small portion cup holds just about 2 Tbsp of dressing. 6. (b) Made with full-fat mayonnaise and sometimes hard-boiled egg yolks, creamy potato salad weighs in at 160 calories and 9 grams of fat per halfcup serving. The same amount of soft-serve light vanilla ice cream comes in at 111 calories and 2 grams of fat. Tip: Don’t go overboard on portion size. Filling a cone makes it hard to see how much ice cream you’re really getting. Use a small bowl instead to keep calories in check.

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AUGUST 18, PROLOGUE:

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AUGUST 19, STAGE ONE: Ogden to Salt Lake City. Eighty-two miles finishing in Research Park. AUGUST 20, STAGE TWO: Thanksgiving Point to an uphill Mount Nebo finish AUGUST 21, STAGE THREE: Individual Time Trial – Miller Motorsports Park AUGUST 22, STAGE FOUR: Park City to Snowbird – 99 miles of mountains AUGUST 23, STAGE FIVE: Downtown Salt Lake City Criterium around Library Square The teams represent many of the finest cyclists in the world. Of the sixteen teams that have thus far committed to compete in the 2009 Tour of Utah, eight are professional: BMC Racing; Team Garmin, OUCH Pro Cycling, Bissell, Team Type 1, Land Rover-ORBEA, Fly V Australia, and Colavita/ Sutter Home. In addition, eight amateur teams have also accepted an invitation to compete: Trek/Livestrong, Cal Giant, Bobs, Rio Grande, Waste Management, Ciclismo Racing, ZteaM Cycling, and Team RideClean. The Tour of Utah will announce the rosters of the two Utah teams in the coming weeks.


NUTRITION SUPER SALADS Check Out Utah’s Best

Looking for a meal that will fill you up without weighing you down? We’ve picked four restaurants and one grocery store where the salad choices are fresh, seasonal and always delicious. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic plate of greens or something a little more exotic, one of these dining options is sure to fit the bill. Cafe Zupas At this Utah chain you can choose from 11 delicious salads on the menu, like Pinaa Colada Chicken, Nuts About Berries and Vermont Maple Blueberry. Or create your own from Zupas long list of greens, dressings, fruits, vegetables, cheeses, nuts and other toppings. You’ll love the variety of combinations you can invent, and each tasty salad includes fresh bread and a chocolate-dipped strawberry. cafezupas.com

Tucanos Brazilian Grill This Salt Lake-area favorite is famous for its skewers of grilled meats and veggies. But don’t miss the Salad Festival, where you’ll find traditional salad bar offerings alongside unusual (and tasty) alternatives like collard greens, black and brown beans and even marinated quail eggs. tucanos.com 162 South 400 West, Salt Lake City 4801 North University Avenue, Provo Café Rio Though Café Rio’s salads come from the kitchen, not the salad bar, they offer so many options for customizing each dish that you’ll never have to eat the same salad twice. Handmade tortillas, freshly grilled meats and a choice of dressing (try the cilantro-lime vinaigrette!) transform simple salad ingredients into a satisfying meal. caferio.com 532 East 400 South, Salt Lake City 3025 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City 6985 South Park Center, Salt Lake City Other locations throughout Utah

64 East 12300 South, Draper 6550 South 3000 East, Holladay 10860 South Riverfront Parkway, South Jordan 408 West 2230 North, Provo 599 West Main Street, American Fork Rodizio Grill This Brazilian steakhouse’s main offering is unlimited skewered meat, but if you’re looking for a plentiful salad bar, Rodizio offers a variety of pre-made salads like Ceasar, Greek and Tabouleh, along with hot and cold items that can be combined for a sensational salad. Unlimited Brazilian appetizers are also included. rodiziogrill.com

Trolley Square Mall, 600 South 700 East, Salt Lake City Harmon’s Grocery Does the idea of a supermarket salad bar summon up notions of wilted lettuce and tired toppings? One trip to Harmon’s can change all that. Choose from up to 75 different options, including seasonal produce and house-made salad combinations. Pair your salad with one of Harmon’s fresh-baked artisan breads for a complete, delicious lunch. harmonsgrocery.com 3200 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City 13800 South 125 East, Draper 7700 South 700 East, Sandy

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TRAILSIDES HIT THE TRAILS: Tips & Products for Off-Road Running By Jenny Willden

ou may run at the gym, in the park or even in your neighborhood, but have you ever run on a trail? Anyone can do it and it’s easier on your joints than road running. All it takes is a pair of trail running shoes to get started and our tips on how to ditch the gym and get off-road this summer. photo credit: istockphoto.com/ robh

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1. Wear the right gear. A good pair of trail running shoes will protect your feet and keep you from slipping on unstable terrain. Check out our picks of the best new trail shoes and gear on the next page. 2. Choose a trail based on your fitness level. Start on something easy and build to more difficult runs. 3. Map your routes. Use mapmyrun.com, a social networking site for runners to map runs through mountains or on roads. There are many Utah trail runs already mapped on the site. Just type in your location to find them. Find more local trails at trailrunner.com and sportsguidemag.com. 4. Prevent blisters. Wear good running socks, like Bridgedale’s X-hales or tekoPOLY™, and sprinkle some baby powder in your socks before putting them on. 5. Bring water. If you’re going to be running for more than a couple miles put water in a torso pack or Camelbak®. 6. Pick up your feet. After a few miles you may get tired and be tempted to drag your feet. Pick them up to avoid tripping on roots and trail debris. 7. Skip the iPod. Enjoy the sounds of the trail instead of music. This will also keep you alert to animals or other people coming on a trail. 8. Keep your head up and look in front of you. This will help you see obstacles ahead of time.

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9. Slow down. Don’t expect to run the same pace on a trail as you do on the road, and take the downhills slowly to avoid injuries. 10. Run with other people. If you’re looking for a non-competitive way to meet other trail runners and try out new runs, attend Tuesday Trail Runs from June 2–August 25

in Park City. All ability levels are welcome and runs take place each week and last from one to one and a half hours. Just meet at the scheduled trailhead at 6 p.m. Full schedule of trails is available at: mountaintrails.com

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GETTING DOWN …Without Falling Down

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By Mike Newberry

De-scend (verb): To move from a higher to a lower place; come or go down. That’s how Webster’s defines it, but how to do it is another thing entirely. For the novice mountain bike rider, going downhill fast can be intimidating to the point of freezing up—which is exactly what you don’t want to be doing. I, for one, am amazed at how the people I often ride with can do it so well, but following their tracks has taught me a few simple rules to make descending more user friendly. The first thing should be obvious, but isn’t: look down the trail, not two feet in front of your front wheel at every little rock and pebble. This is a hard one to master, because all those rocks are ready and willing to help relieve your body of a little extra Lycra and skin. Instead of looking at where you are, look at where you want to be. Don’t, I repeat, don’t stare at rocks, trees, ruts under your front tire or coming at you quickly because object fixation is real. Not to say that you should run over everything in your path, but I guarantee you if you stare at it, you’re gonna hit it, and go down.

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Next: speed. It is your friend. Make nice with it. We’re risk takers, right? That’s what propels us (besides gravity) to try and go down fast in the first place. If you’re not carrying enough speed while crossing a felled tree or rolling through rocks, your front tire could get deflected off angle while you continue forward—which is, as they say, a mighty bad thing. Remember to keep it rolling, and give it just a bit more speed than you’re comfortable with at first. It will help you work your way up to a good, safe velocity. That said, too much of a good thing can be trouble, but as my friend Billy says, “So long as you’re still holding the handlebars, you’re in control.” I am asked a lot about braking, when and when not to use them. Best I can tell, the front brake applies roughly 80% of your braking power, so use it wisely. Braking inhibits your ability to steer, which for obvious reasons you don’t want to do, yet that’s where most of your stopping ability is. What to do? Feather the front, and pump the rear, to both control speed and direction while turning. There is a caveat to all this braking business. Apply too many foot pounds to the front at

an inopportune moment, say the apex of a switchback or on a steep downhill, and you may find yourself exiting through the front of the cabin and holding a yard sale on the trail. Conversely, too much pressure on the rear brake at speed and it will wash out on you— I’ve had personal experience with this one and let me tell you it is unpleasant to be going backwards down a steep hill with 25 pounds of expensive metal following you down. To stay seated, or not? Some like to get off and get behind the saddle at the slightest pitch, while others like to stay in their seats. Personal preference or no, on really steep descents you do need to get that center of gravity in the back seat, so if you have a quick release seat post go ahead and drop it out of the way, otherwise just hang back there (and gents mind those bumps). Switchbacks are what seem to cause the most trouble for bikers. You have to put all of the above to work at once. For example, imagine you’re careening down City Creek single track from Ensign Peak and you encounter that first, nasty right hand switchback. Control your speed into the corner

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with the front brake (not too much!), get your weight back and off the saddle, look through the corner to your exit point trying to ignore that gaping chasm just to your left side, feather the rear brake to control your speed without washing out the tire and steer through the corner, coming back to sitting and speed to do it again a moment later. There, that wasn’t so bad, now was it? Some of you might be thinking, “Huh, go fast, don’t look at what’s in front of me, stay off the brakes and get settled down behind the seat—that sounds dummer’n a sack of rocks, Mike.” Maybe, but from long painful experience, I can tell you that it works. That said, a final word about coming down: remember there are likely people coming up the trail you’re ripping down. They have the right of way, and more than that you’re likely to save

your life (and mine) if you maintain trail awareness and control at all times. Respect uphill climbers, which means stopping and getting off the trail to let them pass (a little encouragement always helps!). Happy riding!

We thought this timeless biking story was worth a second read so we reprinted it from our September 2002 issue of Sports Guide.

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Adventure Xstream Serie–Summit 6/12/18hr– 7 a.m. Frisco, CO. 970-259-7771, events@gravityplay.com, www.gravityplay.com

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AUGUST Lower Salmon River Cooperative Raft Trip–North Idaho. 6 a.m.–1 0 p.m. 801-626-6373, www.weber.edu/wrc

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2009 Youth 6 National Championships–USA 6/Momentum 6 Gym. 888-944-4244, www.scsnationals.org

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22nd Annual Mountain Bout– Snowbird Resort, UT. Dates and locations subject to change. 801-942-3498, www.intermountaincup.com

18 3th Annual Chris Allaire Memorial/Utah Open State Championship–Solitude Resort, UT. Dates and locations subject to change. 801-942-3498, www.intermountaincup.com

25 7th Annual Taming the Tetons– Jackson Hole, WY. Dates and locations subject to change. 801-942-3498, www.intermountaincup.com

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1st Annual ROCK THE CANYONS XC Grand Finale Event–The Canyons Resort, Park City, UT. Dates and locations subject to change. 801-942-3498, www.intermountaincup.com 4th Annual Copper Triangle–5:4 5 a.m. Copper Mountain, CO. 303-282-9015,

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Mountain States Cup Series #5 Blast the Mass–Saturday Cross Country/Mountain Cross Sunday Super D/Downhill. Snowmass Village, CO. 720-407-6142, info@racemsc.com, www.racemsc.com

Bikes for Kids Utah Red vs. Blue Hill Climb TT–Cyclists can choose sides and race in an individual time trial. Racers’ individual times will be combined to see which “team” – U of U or BYU, has the fastest riders. 3-mile time trial. 9 a.m., Course begins at the LDS Chapel at 272 E. Traverse Point Dr. Draper, UT. debbie@bikesforkidsutah.com, www.bikesforkidsutah.org

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Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. America’s Toughest Stage Race– August 18, Prologue: Downtown Salt Lake City. 1.4–mile uphill course. August 19, Stage One: Ogden to Salt Lake. Two tough climbs, 82 miles, finish at Research Park in Salt Lake City. August 20, Stage Two: Thanksgiving Point to Mount Nebo. Mostly flat course with the exception of a grueling 20-mile climb to the finish. August 21, Stage Three: Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, Utah. A 10-mile time trial on a loop course. August 22, Stage Four: Park City to Snowbird. A road race of 99 mountainous miles. August 23, Stage Five: Salt Lake Downtown Criterium. A 90-minute race around a flat, four-cornered track around the City County building and Library Square. The circuit is one mile in length. 801-558-2136, www.tourofutah.com

27-28 Harmons Best Dam Bike Ride– 7 a.m. Cache Valley Fairgrounds, Logan, UT. 801-424-0112, becky.woolley@nmss.org, www.cureMSutah.com

27 Powder Mountain Hill Climb– The First Annual Road Bike Race from Wolf Creek Utah to Timberline Lodge at Powder Mountain. Departs Wolf Creek Utah’s Festival Field at 8 a.m. 3567 Nordic Valley Way, Eden, UT. www.sportsbaseonline.com

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PATAGONIA- SOUTH AMERICA’S LAND OF WIND, ICE AND FURIOUS SKIES– 7 p.m. EVENTS REI Sandy, Join Salt Lake City JULY native Dave Smith for a presenta11 tion and slideshow of his recent Children’s Crafty Hikes–This trip to the southernmost tips of supervised activity for kids ages Argentina and Chile. He will 4–13 includes a hike around a share images and stories from private lake to learn about such natural wonders as the surrounding bugs, flora, trees and Perito Moreno Glacier, Mount plants while collecting items to Fitzroy and the Torres Del Paine make a nature craft in the teeNational Park. pees at the Festival Field. 9 a.m.–10:3 0 a.m., 3815 Wolf SALT LAKE CITY–The following Creek Dr., Eden, UT. $15 per presentations are offered free of child, snack included. charge to the public at the Salt 801-781-4155, Lake City REI store. REI is www.wolfcreekutah.com located at 3285 E. & 3300 S. For more information, please call REI EVENTS 486-2100 or visit our website at SANDY CITY–The following www.rei.com and use the store presentations are offered free of locator feature. Visit our website charge to the public at the Sandy for future event listings. City REI store. REI is located at 10600 S. & 230 W. in the JULY northwest corner of the South 9 Towne Mall property. For more INTRODUCTION TO MOUNinformation, please call TAIN BIKING– 7 p.m. REI SLC, 801-501-0850 or visit our website Join veteran mountain biker and at www.rei.com and use the store REI staff member John Higgins for locator feature. Visit our website an informative evening on how to for future event listings. get started in mountain biking. John will cover styles of mountain JULY biking, equipment, basic skills (in 9 theory) and where to ride. Leave BIKE MAINTENANCE 101– your bike at home and come to 7 p.m. REI Sandy The purpose of this free presentation to build this clinic is to demystify the your momentum for cycling on challenge of keeping your bicycle dirt trails. in good working order. No experience necessary, just an 14 interest in learning the basics of AFRICA: The ULTIMATE maintaining your bike. Leave WILDLIFE SAFARI AND your bike at home and watch an HUMANITARIAN EXPERIREI bike tech demonstrate and ENCE– 7 p.m. REI SLC, Ben explain basic bike maintenance Nolte, the founder of Adventure procedures. Giving™ (AdventureGiving.org) and Big Amazon Fish®, takes us for a virtual tour of East Africa’s

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FILMS, FESTIVALS AND EVENTS Kenya, its wildlife, its people and its adventures. In this presentation, Ben describes the wildlife, culture, adventure and humanitarian opportunities for those who visit the safari lands of Africa

AIDS, anti-poaching, renewable energy and more. Learn about responsible adventure travel and how you can get involved with the projects. Free door prizes and gear raffles from popular brands. www.greenlivingproject.com

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DesignBuildBLUFF: The 22 Architecture of Compassion– WILDERNESS VOLUNTEERS: GIVING SOMETHING BACK 7 p.m. REI SLC, DesignBuildIN 2009– 7 p.m. REI SLC,Join BLUFF’s mission is to create Dave Pacheco, Program Manager architecture that nurtures the for Wilderness Volunteers, who spirit and improves the lives of all has led over 30 volunteer service who experience it. It took its groups on public lands throughfirst steps out in into the desert out Utah over the last decade. in January of 2004. DesignBuildHe’ll explore volunteer opportuBLUFF has continued to design nities in the High Uintas and build homes out in the far Wilderness, Grand Staircasereaches of the Navajo Nation Escalante National Monument, since. Come hear the stories of Glen Canyon National Recreation rammed earth, solar hot water Area and others. and the architecture of compaswww.wildernessvolunteers.org. sion. For more information see www.designbuildbluff.org.

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20 International Explorer Helen Thayer Discusses Her Yearlong Adventure Living Amongst Wolves– 7 p.m. REI SLC, In 1988 Helen Thayer, at age 50, was the first woman to trek solo to the magnetic North Pole without a dogsled or snowmobile.Thayer took on a new challenge by living amongst wild wolves in Canada with her husband and huskywolf dog Charlie. Her upcoming presentation will not only chronicle the struggles, but the rewarding moments Thayer experienced during this adventure. To find out more about Helen and her adventures, visit: www.helenthayer.com.

BIKE MAINTENANCE 101– 7 p.m. REI SLC, The purpose of this clinic is to demystify the challenge of keeping your bicycle in good working order.

21 SUSTAINABILITY ACROSS AFRICA, PART II– 7 p.m. REI SLC. Experience the adventures of the Green Living Project as they travel across Southern Africa promoting sustainability projects on cheetah and leopard conservation, bikes for

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No experience necessary, just an interest in learning the basics of maintaining your bike. Leave your bike at home and watch an REI bike tech demonstrate and explain basic bike maintenance procedures.

27 BACKPACKING SKILLS FOR YOUTH– 7 p.m. REI SLC, Join an REI expert tonight for some fun and useful tips on backpacking and camping. This evening’s presentation, designed for the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts, will cover the ins and outs of gear essentials such as packs, tents, sleeping bags, stoves, footwear and clothing layers. Families, youth groups and scout troops are encouraged to attend.

software. Participants should have some familiarity with GPS and/or have attended REI’s GPS 101 clinic. Pre-registration is required in person or by phone at our REI SLC location at 801-486-2100. Tuition is $25 REI members or $35 non-members.

5 Basic Wilderness Life Support–9:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. REI SLC, Created for all outdoor enthusiasts, the Basic Wilderness Life SupportŽ certification is a one-day course designed to help you prevent and treat injuries and illnesses common in outdoor activities. At the end of the day you will receive your BWLS certificate. Tuition is $95. Please contact REI at 801-486-2100 to register or visit www.bwls.org.

28 PATAGONIA: SOUTH AMERICA’S LAND OF WIND, ICE AND FURIOUS SKIES– 7 p.m. REI SLC, Join Salt Lake City native Dave Smith for a presentation and slideshow of his recent trip to the southernmost tips of Argentina and Chile. He will share images and stories from such natural wonders as the Perito Moreno Glacier, Mount Fitzroy and the Torres Del Paine National Park.

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Mountair Mile–8:30 a.m. A MultiSport Children’s Race in Millcreek! Kids can participate on bicycle, tricycle, skateboard, roller blades, scooter or their own two feet. Proceeds will go to The Sharing Place; a grief support program for children, teens and their families. www.mountairacres.blogspot.com

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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC/REI 26 XTERRA Snowbird Challenge GPS NAVIGATION DAY– Trail Run: Snowbird Resort, UT. 9:00 a.m.– 2:30 p.m. REI SLC, 801-922-2110, Spend a day outdoors and a few www.snowbird.com hours indoors with REI & National Geographic GPS experts to learn how to use your GPS unit in conjunction with mapping

28 XTERRA Snowbird Trail 8K: 7 a.m. Snowbird Resort, UT. 801-728-9121, www.snowbird.com JULY

4 Sandy 5K Walk/Run– 7 a.m. South of City Hall on Centennial Blvd. (10200 South), Sandy, UT. 801-568-2900, parksandrec@sandy.utah.gov, www.sandy.utah.gov/parks Murray Fun Days 5K Run– 8 a.m. Murray Park, Murray, UT. 801-264-2614, www.murray.utah.gov Sandy Classic 10K–7:15 a.m. South of City Hall on Centennial Blvd. (10200 South), Sandy, UT. 801-568-2900, www.sandy.utah.gov/parks Freedom Festival 5K & 10K– 7 a.m. 820 North, 1100 East, Provo, UT. 435-671-8000, www.freedomfestival.org/run

11 Canyon to Canyon 1/2 Marathon & 10K– 7 a.m. East Canyon Resort, UT. 801-484-9144, www.sports-am.com Red Dress Run for Women–12th annual 5K run and walk celebrating women’s fitness. 8:30 a.m., Asylum/Troutbrook Dr., West Hartford, CT. 860-652-8866, www.hartfordmarathon.com

15 Spring View Farms 5K Run/ Walk– 8 a.m. Spring View Farms,

14600 S. 1050 W., Draper, UT. www.sports-am.com

18 Bryce Canyon 1/2 Marathon– 6 a.m., Starts at Ruby’s Inn, Hwy 63, Bryce Canyon City. Ends at Cannonville. 800-444-6689, brycecanyonhalfmarathon.com Speedgoats 50K– A tough high altitude trail run, with over 10,000 to gain. 6:30 a.m. Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, UT. www.speedgoat50k.com Bryce Canyon 5K–6:30 a.m., Cannonville City Park, Cannonville, UT. 800-444-6689, brycecanyonhalfmarathon.com

24 Deseret News/KJZZ TV Marathon–10K & 5K walk– Marathon-5:30 a.m. 10K- 6 a.m., 5K- 7 a.m., All finishes are at Liberty Park, Marathon start: Top of Big Mountain, 10K start: Research Park, University of Utah, 5K walk start: EnergySolutions Arena, Bob Wood, 801-333-7473, bwood@desnews.com, www.desnews.com/run Speedy Spaniard 10K–6:30 a.m., Canyon View Park, Spanish Fork, UT. 801-804-4600, kbradford@spanishfork.org, www.spanishfork.org

25 Spring View Farms 5K–14600 South 1050 West, Bluffdale, UT. www.sports-am.com

30 X-Treme Scramble Series– 5K Series Events!–The second of

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RUNNING three events in the Scramble Series. A twilight riverfront 5K trail. 6 p.m., Riverfront Plaza, Hartford, CT. 860-652-8866, www.hartfordmarathon.com

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SKYLINE 10K @ 10K– 8 a.m. Fairview Canyon, UT. 435-462-2698, mailbox@skyline10K.com, www.skyline10K.com Crazy Bob’s Bairgutsman– 6 a.m., Fruit Heights, UT. www.crazybobsbairgutsman.com 8th Annual Kat’cina Mosa 100K Mountain Challenge Run– Springville, UT. John Bozung 801-808-4222, jbozung@aol.com, www.squawpeak50.com Fire Water & Ice Festival 5K and Family 1 Mile Fun Run– 7:30 a.m. Start @ Kearns Oquirrh Park Fitness Center & Utah Olympic Oval, 5624 S. 4800 W., Kearns, UT. www.kopfc.com

Wheat and Beet-Hit The Street-2009– 10K, 5K, 2 mile walk, 1mile kids run. 7 a.m. Garland, UT. 435-881-2945, ras4@frontiernet.net, active.com National Capital 5 & 10 K– 8:30 a.m. Terry Fox Athletic Facility. Ottawa, ON, Canada. 613-295-4008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca

Richfield, UT. 435-896-5546. www.active.com Haulin’ Aspen Trail Marathon and Half Marathon– 9 a.m. Bend, OR. 541-318-7388, haulinaspen@rreshairsports. com, www.freshairsports.com Minuteman 5K Run/Walk–Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, UT. www.wadsco.com

7 Midnite Moon 5K Run–12 a.m. (midnight), Alta Canyon Park 9565 So. Highland Dr. Sandy, UT. 801-568-2900, parksandrec@sandy.utah.gov, www.sandy.utah.gov/parks

Jupiter Peak Steeplechase– 8 a.m. Park City Mountain Resort, Park City, UT. 435-659-1188, heinrichdeters@yahoo.com, www.mountaintrails.org

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Alpine Days 5K Run/Walk– 7 a.m., 200 N. Main, Alpine, UT. 801-756-7820 Aspen High Country Triathlon & Duathlon– 970-920-5140, www.aspenrecreation.com, www.active.com Gary’s Shoes 5K & 10K Run– 7 a.m. Richfield City Office,

15 Half Road/Half Trail 8K Run–City Creek Canyon, UT. www.sports-am.com

Pine Valley 5K & 15 Miler– 7 a.m. Pine Valley, UT. www.active.com Tower Rock Run 10K, 5K and Fun Run– 8 a.m. Manila, UT (Sheep Creek Geological Loop). 435-784-3218 x 134, braymond@daggett.state.ut.us, www.towerrockrun.com

16 Brockville Downtown 5Km Run–9:05 a.m. Blockhouse Island, Brockville, ON, Canada. 613-295-4008, info@somersault. ca, www.somersault.ca

22 Hobble Creek Half-Marathon– 7:15 a.m. Springville Arts Park, Springville, UT. 801-223-7010, www.srcevents.com/hobblecreek Mesa Falls Marathon, Half, & 5K–6:30 a.m. Ashton, ID. www.mesafallsmarathon.com Park City Marathon–Marathon 6:30 a.m. Half Marathon 6:45 a.m., www.pcmarathon.com

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Run With The Horses Marathon– Green River, WY. 307-297-0062, www.grchamber.com Hurricane Peach Days 12K– 6:15 a.m. 100 W. 100 S. Hurricane, UT. 435-635-2924 Race For Recovery 10K, 5K & 1 mile– 9 a.m. Provo Canyon, UT. 801-373-7440, www.race4recovery.com

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skatenow@att.net, www.skatenow.home.att.net Friday Night Rolls–Adult Friday night social skate starting in June, continues weekly, weather permitting. 7:30 p.m. Meet at Liberty Park’s North Entrance, SLC, UT. Helmets required to participate.

TRIATHLON & MULTISPORT JUNE

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Rock Cliff Triathlon–Jordanelle State Park, Park City, UT. info@ustrisports.com, www.ustrisports.com

Bryce Canyon Rim Run & Walk– 9 a.m. Ruby’s Inn, Hwy 63, Bryce Canyon City, UT. 800-468-8660, www.rubysinn.com

30 Old Wethersfield 5K & 10K– 8:30 a.m. Garden Street and State Street, Wethersfield, CT. 860-652-8866, www.hartfordmarathon.com

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Vasque Golden Leaf Half Marathon– www.active.com www.utemountaineer.com,

SKATING SPORTS SLC Area Inline Skate Fun Rolls–One Saturday each month June-September, SkateNow will host a fun roll to explore the greater Salt Lake area pathways. 801-944-5516,

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DinoLand Triathlon– 7 a.m. Red Fleet State Park, Vernal, UT. 801-842-5516, info@dinotri.com, www.dinotri.com

SunDog Bear Lake Triathlon– 8 a.m. Rendezvous Beach State Park, Garden City, UT. director@sundogsports.com, www.active.com JULY

5 Greater Kingston Sydenham Triathlon & Duathlon & Relays–8:30 a.m. Sydenham High School, Sydenham (Kingston), ON, Canada. 613-295-4008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca

11 Echo Triathlon– 7 a.m. Echo Reservoir, Coalville, UT. www.triutah.com

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UT, Sprint and Olympic distance open water swim triathlons, Sprint road: 750 Meter Swim/20K Bike/5K Run, Olympic road: 1.5K Swim/40K Bike/10K Run www.triutah.com

12 Graham Beasley 113 Triathlon & Duathlon & Relays– 8 a.m. Town Hall, Carleton Place, ON, Canada. 613-295-4008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca

18 Deer Creek Tri– 6 a.m. www.trailrun.com Deschutes Dash Weekend Sports Festival– 9 a.m. Bend, OR. 541-318-7388, deschutesdash@FreshAirSports. com, www.freshairsports.com

1 National Capital Triathlon & Duathlon & Relays– 8:30 a.m. Terry Fox Athletic Facility - Ottawa, ON, Canada. 613-295-4008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca

9 Amica Niantic Bay Triathlon–A flat, sprint distance race with a 1/2-mile swim, 12-mile bike, and 3.5-mile run. 7:30 a.m., McCook Beach Park, Niantic, CT. 860-652-8866, www.hartfordmarathon.com

16 Thousand Islands Triathlon & Duathlon & Relays–8:30 a.m. Block House Island, Brockville, ON, Canada. 613-295-4008, info@somersault.ca, www.somersault.ca.

22 TriUtah Jordanelle Triathlon–9 a.m. Jordanelle Reservoir, Park City/Heber City,

23 Litchfield Hills Olympic Triathlon Aqua/Bike Challenge–1mile swim, 25-mile bike course, 10K run. This year, we have added an Aqua/Bike event, which will run simultaneously with the triathlon on the same swim and bike course. 7:30 a.m. Brodie Park, West Hill Lake, New Hartford, CT. 860-652-8866, www.hartfordmarathon.com

WATERSPORTS JULY

2 Bear Lake Rendezvous–Bear Lake Rendezvous Beach. Gumball Rally & Mexican Fiesta Dinner Party. Brett Bingham 801-815-2521 www.utahsailing.com

8 Fremont Lake Sailing Regatta– Fremont Lake, WY. Jason Essington 307-749-8788

22 3rd Annual Paddle Festival– Demo a Kayak, Canoe, Kiteboard, Paddle Board and learn to fly fish! Enjoy music,children’s activities and meet local organizations that protect our rivers, lakes and mountains. Cost–$5 - $20 Pineview Reservoir Middle Inlet, Contact: Ogden City Recreation at 801-629-8253 www.ogdencity.com

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We’re part of something bigger Kennecott Land is part of the global Rio Tinto company. It’s big.But what’s really big is the cause that brings us together — a focus on sustainable development practices. As a result, we use secondary water at Daybreak and not drinking water to irrigate our parks and open space adjacent to Oquirrh Lake. We also use computerized weather stations to avoid automatic watering when rain is forecast. We’re proud of that. Water conservation is just part of our long-term commitment. To learn more, please visit www.kennecottland.com or www.riotinto.com.

Van King, Asset Manager, Kennecott Land, monitors computerized weather stations in East Lake Commons park at Daybreak. Van is one of 65,000 Rio Tinto employees committed to sustainable development practices.


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Many people drink bottled water because it tastes better and may contain fewer chemicals, but you can enjoy bottled water flavor without hurting the environment. Just replace disposable plastic bottles with your own water purification device in a refillable water bottle. The first device is Guyot Designs’ TapGuard®, which fits on a widemouth water bottle (Camelbak and Nalgene) and uses a carbon filter to purify your water as you sip. The filter will remove 95% of chlorine and other unpleasant chemicals that can give tap water a bad taste. Each TapGuard comes with two replacement carbon filters, enough for 200 liters of refreshing, clean water. You’ll love the flavor and the earth will thank you. Purchase a TapGuard at REI or at Guyot Designs’ website. $15.95 guyotdesigns.com Another great purifier is the SteriPEN, which uses ultraviolet light to destroy bacteria and viruses quickly and easily. Just stick the SteriPEN in your water bottle, shake the water around then 48-90 seconds later (dependent on the amount of water) voila, your water is clean and ready to drink. SteriPEN kills 99.9% of bacteria and diseases in water, so you won’t need to worry about getting sick after drinking from a stream or in foreign

Enlyten strips are easy to use. Just take one out of the package and place it inside your cheek. You may feel a tingling sensation or a rush of flavor as the strip begins to dissolve. In just a few minutes you’ll feel a difference based on the strip’s purpose. The strip varieties are: Antioxidant, Appetite Suppressant, Calorie Burner, Electrolyte Plus, Energy and Melatonin. We tried the Energy and Melatonin varieties. The Energy strips have an intense minty flavor and not only gave us a boost of energy, but helped freshen our breath as well. They contain no sugar, carbs or fat, but are loaded with B vitamins, caffeine and herbs to give you energy. After a few minutes, we could feel a difference in energy levels, but the boost didn’t last long. Take two or three strips for longer lasting energy. The Melatonin Plus variety is designed to help you relax, reduce sleepiness and even minimize jet lag. We found that after taking them we slept through the night easily. However, enlyten strips do contain some artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners. For more information or to order enlyten products, call 888-808-2345 or email Teri at teri@enivennetworx.com. $40/pack stripadvantage.com

countries. But you can also use the SteriPEN day-to-day for extra clean tap water. There are four styles of SteriPEN’s, but we like the SterriPEN Journey because it’s the most advanced, and coolest, of the SteriPENS. It has an LCD screen to display dose selection (½ liter or 1 liter), battery status and countdown timer. The lamp in the Journey will last for 8,000 cycles, enough to purify one liter of water four times a day for about 7 years! Plus, it’s lightweight and perfect for camping, traveling and daily use. But if you’ll be using one backpacking, get the SteriPEN Adventurer, which you can purchase with a solar case that clips on to your pack and charges your batteries while you hike. But what if the water you want to drink is extra WIN chunky, and too dirty to be purified by the THI v www S! SteriPEN alone? Then try the new SteriPEN .sport isit sguid emag .com FitsAll Filter that removes particles from water with a 4 micron screen. Pour the water through this filter first, then treat it with a SteriPEN. The filter’s design allows it to adapt to fit water bottles with a wide range of mouth sizes, including: SIGG, Klean Kanteen, Camelbak, Nalgene and, if you must, disposable plastic water bottles. The FitsAll Filter also works as an adapter with the SteriPEN Journey and Classic styles to use it with a wide-mouth water bottle in the inverted position. It’s also flexible and can squeezed and stored easily but will return to shape when unpacked. Journey $99.95, FitsAll$14.95 steripen.com

THE STRIP ADVANTAGE

Cutting-edge nutrition for better performance enlyten’s patent-pending strip technology delivers key nutrients directly to the bloodstream where they start to work in just a few minutes. No sugar, no carbs, no calories, no hassle. • electrolytes - avoid cramping and fatigue • melatonin - natural sleep-aid with theanine to calm • energy - healthier sustained energy • appetite suppressant - all natural weight loss support • antioxidant - boost your immune system • calorie burner - naturally boost metabolism

To order, or learn more about starting your own enlyten business, call 888.808.2345 or visit: www.stripadvantage.com

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We’re part of something bigger Kennecott Utah Copper is part of the global Rio Tinto company. It’s big. But what’s really big is the cause that brings us together — a focus on sustainable development practices. As a result, most of the water we use in the mining process is recycled and reused. We’re proud of that. Water conservation is just part of our long-term commitment. To learn more, please visit www.kennecott.com or www.riotinto.com.

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Steve Schnoor, Superintendent, Water and Land Management, and Jason Doyle, Operations Supervisor, Kennecott Utah Copper, oversee water recycling at the Concentrator. They are two of 65,000 Rio Tinto employees committed to sustainable development practices.


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