Letter from the Wasatch Editor, August 2014


Brent Uberty

(Brent Uberty)

(Brent Uberty)
(Brent Uberty)

Welcome back. We hope you had an excellent summer filled with adventure and a healthy dose of the great outdoors. With school starting up again we are excited to be back on our regular printing schedule. Over the course of the summer we made a few changes to the style of our magazine.
In the spirit of improvement, we will now be bringing you more organized and cohesive themed issues. We also hired some highly skilled writers and photographers, who we happily welcome on board. We hope you enjoy the changes to the magazine, and we thank you for reading.
We aren’t quite ready to accept that summer is nearing its end, so this issue is our little way of extending the dog days. We have brought you some of our best summer adventures in hopes of keeping those memories alive.
Our lineup is pretty killer. Taylor Dickinson takes you along as he goes flatwater kayaking for the first time. After a hiatus from mountain biking, Ryan Miller gets back into the sport and gives us his definition of a mountain biking: “bad ass.” As we all know, summer is wildfire season. Courtney Tanner interviews a firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service. And, over the course of the next five months, we will be profiling each of Utah’s national parks. Taylor Stocking gives us the ins and the outs of Arches National Park this month. Finally, I will be giving you a trip report from my weekend backpacking in the Uintas.
We hope these stories inspire you to gear up, get out and enjoy one last summer adventure.
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