Train Three months of training is recommended. Any cardiovascular endurance training will be helpful, but spinning and steep hikes specifically will help you strengthen your quads and the support muscles surrounding your knees. As for strength training, stairs are critical (as most of the trail is giant steps). A stair stepper at the gym […]
About Ann Weaver
Ann Gates Weaver is mamma to three kids, one husband, many chickens, and her fruit trees. Her primary outdoor passion is backpacking, but she’ll also jump at the chance to go skiing, cycling, climbing, kayaking, or canyoneering. Although she has traveled all over the world, her favorite place for outdoor recreation continues to be be the mountains and deserts of Utah.
Visit Tucson Top 5 Things for Families to See and Do in Tucson 1. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum This Desert Museum is know worldwide and is ranked on TripAdvisor.com as one of the Top 10 Museums in the country. It is a must see. Unlike most museums, about 85% of the experience is outdoors!The 98 acre Desert […]
Madsen Bike Review Simply stated, I love my Madsen bike. My husband travels a lot, and even when he’s home he’s still working hard and rarely available to take the kids so I can get out for an hour, so my kids are always with me. Before any of my kids were in school, my […]
Three Campfire Gifts for Foodies Yes, our holiday gift guide is already out, but here are three more awesome gifts for outdoor foodies. At the risk of offending, I just have to say I AM SO OVER S’MORES! I have been making them for so many years. At this point they are really just about […]
Easy to make pumpkin cookie recipes that are fun to use in the fall.
-Halloween Happenings for This Weekend Looking for some Halloween events to get in the mood? From outdoor options to community events, this list is jam packed with a variety of different options. The best part is that many of these events are free! Tracy Aviary’s Halloween Hoot– Oct 25th & 31st. http://www.tracyaviary.org/ Utah Natural History […]
Find out the best places to see fall leaves in Utah Confession Leaf peepers, you drive me crazy! Seriously though, I used to live up Big Cottonwood Canyon, and from mid September into early October every time I’d drive home from work or leave my house to go to the grocery store it was like […]