Defying Gravity

Defying Gravity

Extreme skier Julian Carr’s record-breaking cliff jumps have led him to a larger life By Geoff Griffin and Kathleen Curry Setting world records for flying high on nothing but skis requires a love of altitude. For Julian Carr, altitude is a place and state of mind...
The  Champion Of Echo  Canyon

The Champion Of Echo Canyon

As one of Ogden’s unsung sons, it’s time to give Bernard DeVoto his due Let’s begin à la Jeopardy. Category: Utah Literati. Here are five prompts: One of his history books won a Pulitzer Prize in 1948; another, a National Book Award in 1953. He was a recognized...
Trailblazer

Trailblazer

A pro-snowboarder embraces the challenge of a life-altering injury. “Sit on it!” At 40 years old, Tim Ostler is just old enough to remember that classic comeback line from the ’70s TV show Happy Days, never thinking when he watched as a kid, it would apply literally...
Brock Cannon

Brock Cannon

The Tao of a cross-country mountain bike racer turned best-selling author From the age of 16, mountain-bike racer Brock Cannon has worked to carve out a niche as an ultra-endurance cyclist, and he’s found success both on and off the trail. Today, he feeds his...
Gary Nichols

Gary Nichols

Utah’s celebrated kayaking expert wrote the book on Utah river running. Every spring, Utah’s snowpack melts and tumbles down a million rivulets, into thousands of creeks that form hundreds of rivers—an annual procession—the velocity and magnitude of which is noted on...
Karl Metzer

Karl Metzer

Speedgoat 50K’s legendary founder keeps it nice and excruciating Karl Metzer has made a habit of not only winning 100-mile trail races but of obliterating course records while he was at it. But even more noteworthy to the Utah trail-running community is that Metzer...