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The premiere publication for outdoors enthusiasts, Outdoor Sports Guide Magazine has promoted recreation, travel, health and fitness to readers throughout Utah and the mountain west. Top-quality editorial content inspires, educates, entertains and motivates Outdoor Sports Guide readers to stay active year-round.


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    666 SSSTTTAAARRTTIINNNGGG LLINNEE Editors Note, Fest of Flavors, Sinner Six 10K

    111000 FFFEEEAAATTTUUREESS Agua Blanca: River Running in the West BY Sean Zimmerman-Wall

    111666 GGGEEAAARRR GGGUUUIDDDEEE Ready to Ride: Wakeboarding Gear Essentials BY Jenny Willden

    111888 TTTRRRAAAAILLLSSSIDDEESS Generation Vacation: Camping Adventures for the Whole Family BY Molly Newman

    222222 PPPRRROOOFFILLLEEE Cancer Can't Stop Them: Team Tumor's Inspirational Ragnar Relay Journey BY Louis Arevalo

    222999 LLLAAASSSTTT WWWOOORRDDD Whats Hot: Slacklining BY Melissa McGibbon Does It Work?: Toning Shoes BY Jenny Willden

    OONN TTHEEE CCOOVVVERRAfter eluding Disaster Falls at the Gates of Lodore, Jake Jennings is now safe in the fl at water and feeling alive. Vernal, Utah Jonathan Cracroft Photographyjonathancracroft.com

    LATE SUMMER 2010 VOL. 28 NO 4

  • PUBLISHERDan Miller


    MANAGING EDITORJennifer Willden

    CONTRIBUTORSLouis Arevalo, Jonathan Cracroft, Dave Harsha,

    Melissa McGibbon, Molly Newman, Sean Zimmerman-Wall


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    GRAPHIC DESIGNMatt Hall, Ken Magleby, Patrick Witmer

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    DISTRIBUTIONJennifer Willden

    Many of the activities covered in the Sports Guide are action sports carrying signifi cant risk of personal injury or death. Sports Guide, in-cluding its writers, photographers and other staff and management, does not recommend that anyone participate in these sports unless they are supremely expert, knowledgeable about the risks and willing to personally assume all responsibility associated with those risks.

    Also, the views herein are those of the writers and do not necessar-ily refl ect those of the magazines management or ownership. Sports Guide welcomes story, art and photo contributions. We will consider, but assume no responsibility for, unsolicited proposals, manuscripts, art and photographs; all such material must be accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope or it will not be returned.

    MILLS PUBLISHING, INC. retains reprint rights, including affi liated internet site reprints, but contributors retain all other rights for resale, republication, etc. Sports Guide is not responsible for unsolicited contributions, lost or damaged photo material. Send contributions to Sports Guide, c/o Mills Publishing, Inc., 772 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106, 801-467-9419; email editor@sportsguidemag.com. For advertising information please call 801-467-9419 or email info@sportsguidemag.com.

    Published by: Mills Publishing, Inc. Salt Lake City, Utah. Copyright 2010 by Mills Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved.

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    Dont miss these upcoming running events in Cedar City!

    Cedar Canyon Half Marathon

    Saturday, September 18

    The Cedar Canyon Half Marathon is a scenic downhill race that

    takes runners through spectacular Cedar Canyon

    in southwest Utah. The Cedar Canyon Half is a perfect high altitude

    trainer for those preparing for full marathons held a few weeks later including the Top of

    Utah and St. George marathons. This course is one of the nations fastest.


    Saturday, September 10-11www.redrockrelay.com

    Saturday, September 4Color Country Triathlonwww.cedarcityevents.com

    Saturday, August 28thCedar Citys 1st Annual Cedar

    Express 31 Mile Relay Racewww.cedarexpress31milerelay.com

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    Editors NoteWhen Utahs temperatures skyrocket, theres no better way to cool off than playing in the water. For me, this summer has been fi lled with three new watersport experiences! Ive rafted the Green and Colorado Rivers, wakeboarded at Lake Powell and learned how to roll a kayak...sort of. This photo was taken just after my fi rst practice session with my friend Camine; shes an excellent kayaker and instructor! I still cant roll perfectly, but where Im at now is a big improvement from where I startedupside down. Ready to learn to roll a kayak for yourself? Visit our website at sportsguidemag.com for a list of kayak rolling class.

    If youre looking to try a new activity before summer ends, but kayaking isnt your thing, dont worry. In this issue youll fi nd all the information you need to get started in river rafting (pg. 10), wakeboarding (pg. 16), family camping (pg. 18) and more. Whats your favorite summer activity? Email me about it at editor@sportsguidemag.com. One lucky respondent will be chosen to win a prize.


    Jenny Willden

    Comments, feedback or complaints? Email editor@sportsguidemag.com or send mail to 772 East 3300 South, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84106.

    Sinner Six 10K This inaugural costume-encouraged race starts at 7 a.m. on Sunday, August 22 at the Newpark Plaza in Park City. Dress up as your idea of a sinner (but keep it PG-rated) and have some fun in this limited-entry race, a fairly fl at loop course through the bike paths and quiet streets south of the Plaza. This fun run will be chip timed, but does not offer place or overall awards. There will be awards for best male, female costumes that meet the safety and modesty guidelines. Sinner Six participants will receive an embroidered runner capred, of course! pcmarathon.com

    XTERRA UtahTake part in a great off-road triathlon on Saturday, September 25, beginning at Pineview Reservoirs Port Ramp Marina near Snowbasin in Ogden. This year the event will be offered in two distances. The full distance race is a 1500M swim, 30K mountain bike and 10K trail run. The sport distance is a 750M swim, 19K mountain bike and 5K trail run. The race ends at Snowbasin. You can race as a team or individual, and the event includes a t-shirt and post-race refreshments. Check online for more information. xterraplanet.com

    Festival of FlavorsLove Utah beer? Then make your way to Brian Head Resort on Saturday, August 21 for fi rst annual Festival of Flavors. The festival will feature beer from at least 11 Utah breweries and wine from Castle Creek Winery. A small beer competition is also scheduled to take place. Food, music and lodging will also be available. Check online for more information. brianhead.com

    9th Annual HERA Womens Cancer Foundation Climb4LifeHelp raise money for ovarian cancer research at this climbing event (hosted by Black Diamond) from September 1618. Climbers of all ages and skills levels are invited to participate, and professional climbers will be on hand to help instruct you. Not into climbing, but still want to participate? This year hiking and running will be offered as alternatives for the fi rst time. Climb4Life also includes yoga, massages, parties, a fi lm festival and raffl e. The registration fee is $75 with a minimum of $125 fundraising required. herafoundation.org

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    Midnight Moon 5K Run Run a 5K under the moonlight at Sandy's Alta Canyon Park on August 27 at midnight. Registration is available at the Sandy Parks and Recreation Offi ce (440 East 8680 South) or online. Awards will be given for fi rst place overall male and female fi nishers as well as age division winners. A family discount is available to immediate family members with three or more people registering from the same household. sandy.utah.gov/parks

    12th Annual TriUtah Jordanelle TriathlonGet ready to swim, bike and run on Saturday, August 21 at Jordanelle Reservoir in Park City. This event is rated as one of the top 100 triathlons in the nation by Triathlete magazine. Everything from the wildlife to the boardwalks on the river bottoms will remind you of why you love the outdoors. Sprint and Olympic distances will be offered. triutah.com

    Widow Maker Mountain Bike Hill ClimbPut your mountain biking skills to the test at this 3000 vertical foot hill climb at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 18 at Snowbird. The race begins at Gad Valley and ends on top of Hidden Peak where there will be food, drinks, music, awards, beautiful scenery and a free ride down the tram. Register online at active.com or in person at Millcreek Bicycles (3969 South Wasatch Boulevard). Call Sport-Am with questions at 801-583-6281. sports-am.com

    GREAT UTAH BICYCLE FESTIVALSpend Labor Day weekend (September 36) cycling in historic Minersville, Utah near Beaver! Miles and miles of roads and trails will be available for all kinds of biking: mountain biking, road biking, racing, cyclocross, randonee and recreational biking. There


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