May in Utah can be a confusing time of year for outdoor sport lovers. We spent the entire winter not questioning what the activity of the day would be, clearly we’d be skiing. However, May gets a bit more tricky. During spring in Utah, the snow remains high in the mountains for backcountry touring, (not to mention Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort is still open until Memorial Day), yet as you drive down canyon into the valley, the temperature heats up. You can see little dots of people clung to the cliffs climbing, wheels of bikers spinning down the trails and the street surfers start to emerge skateboarding around the city.
Deciding which spring sport to do can be quite the conversation, and to alleviate the indecision, I decided to do a handful of my favorite adventure activities all in one day with several of my rad lady friends.
Here is Episode 03 of Wild Women of the Wasatch. Ski, climb, bike, skate and beer. A day in the Wasatch, check it out!
@ChristineDern poppin' off dirt jumps on I Street after ripping down Bobsled during an afternoon mountain bike ride.
Capping off the day with a legendary Salt Lake City sunset before skateboarding downtown to grab cold beers with the whole crew.
Laura, Christine, Akina and myself all lead lady meetups for the active outdoor women’s community And She’s Dope Too, so join us on some adventures this summer by following @AndShesDopeToo.
Thank you to everyone who has followed the adventures of the Wild Women of the Wasatch! Keep a lookout for upcoming episodes featuring another spectrum of women enjoying the Wasatch mountains. Thank you to @CroshaneMedia for joining the adventures to film/edit and thanks to @SkiUtah for sharing the stories. In the meantime, keep up with my adventures on Instagram @AmyJaneDavid.
The speed is getting faster now as I head down Park City’s Spiro trail. The red snake of the trail whips in wild arcs ahead, requiring exacting concentration despite the fact that water is now streaming out the side of my eye sockets. I dip my bars into a sharp corner, trying to hang on to this giddy pace, and hear the machine gun-paced “Whap! Whap! Whap!” as leaves on the inside of the corner slap my hands. It’s an exposure to pure cheek-flapping trail speed that's only registered a
I didn't notice that Jen was in this photo at the time that it was taken. If I had, maybe things would’ve played out differently. On July 2nd, I woke up at 4a.m. in my hammock. I packed up my sleeping bag and quietly tossed it into my already loaded 4Runner, doing my best not to wake anyone else up. A few friends and I had been camping in the Popo Agie Wilderness outside of Lander, Wyoming near the Wind River Range. By 11a.m. I was putting on my snowboard boots on the side of the road on
For most passers-by, Washington County, Utah is just another pit stop for extra large bathrooms and the last major cache for 64 oz. sodas before hitting Las Vegas, some 120 miles to the southwest. Road signs direct tour buses towards the entrance of Zion National Park, with caravans of RVs following suit. It’s a tourist trap for the armchair traveler, but it’s a mountain bike mecca for anyone who’s heard names like Rampage, Gooseberry or Grafton thrown around in video parts or