No days inside
What makes an epic adventure? The distance travelled to the destination? The difficulty of the journey itself? To be sure, adventure requires an element of novelty. After all, the wonder of exploration is a result of the change in one’s surroundings. Right?
Maybe not. Our belief is that the feeling that each of us craves as we sit at desks or tend to kids during the week is closer than we think. Adventure can be as simple as shifting our perception of locations within easy striking distance of our daily lives. This, we’ve found, is the key to a lifestyle of passion and discovery.
Salt Lake City is a bustling metropolis home to over a million people. The mountains surrounding the city are renowned for their world-class ski resorts, but we set out to try our hand at a slightly unorthodox winter adventure. And it was all because we refused to hang up our mountain bikes for the season.
This is a look at what we found just an hour’s drive from the urban core of a major American city, in the snowy peaks of the Wasatch Range. With the right gear, and just a bit of determination, it’s easy to transport yourself to another world and still make it home in time for dinner. Even in the heart of winter.