Climbing: From personal challenge to a way of life

Climbing with a friend in Moab

This post is written by my dear friend, Brandon Aegerter, who relays how climbing grew from a personal challenge into a lifestyle. Look for more climbing posts from him in the future as well, so please give him a warm welcome with a comment below! Go beyond boundaries today: Life begins at the end of […]






My journey toward a life worth living: A challenging move

The Active Explorer at the Utah state line

Warning…. I’m about to get personal, so if that irks you, it’s time to sign off. This post is about the challenges surrounding my recent move, and all of the support that made it all come together in the end.   First an apology. The last few weeks have been some of the most challenging […]






It just got real….I’m moving!

Box of Trail Maps and Guides

It just got real… I wasn’t sure when the right time would be to make this announcement. But when I loaded all of my trail maps and hiking guides into a box and scheduled a POD for delivery to my driveway late next month, it seemed like a good time to share that I’m moving. […]






New motivation: My successful year working out at home

Laura at Dick's Pass

This morning I woke up with a serious motivational issue. The Sumatran coffee was soooo fine and my cat Artie snuggled up in my lap to sleep. Thoughts of working out began to fade from my mind. Then I considered just how little time exercise takes out of my day and what a big difference […]






Managing fear while learning adventure sports

Caves like Stephens Gap are the reason I learned to rappel. Although I have rappelled it, that's not me.  Photo credit - Jeff Hunter via Flickr

  Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. ~Dale Carnegie Boots planted on the ledge, harness checked, and my hand holding the rope in a brake position over the bar rack, I took […]