Healthy Living

Psicobloc Coming to Salt Lake City

Psicobloc Coming to Salt Lake City

Psicobloc is a traveling climbing wall so competitive climbers can free climb over large bodies of water. The wall made its debut in Spain in 2011 and will be resurrected for a second competition this August in Salt Lake City, Utah, where hundreds of professional climbers (Chris Sharma included) will [...]

8 U.S. Cliffs That’ll Make You Soar

8 U.S. Cliffs That’ll Make You Soar

Cliff jumping is an adrenaline rush like no other, and with so many towering mountain ranges, gushing waterfalls and craggy canyons across America, the options for prime jumps are endless. Get a little risky and spice up your summer splashing- just be smart and safe! Talk to locals that know [...]

This is Bike: An Ode to Bikes by Eric Larsen

This is Bike: An Ode to Bikes by Eric Larsen

Albert Einstein didn’t have much to say about bikes, but he did think up the Theory of Relativity while riding one. The utility of bikes are often overlooked. Yes, they are one of the (if not the) most efficient mode of transportation known to man and yes, they help us [...]

The Backcountry Chef-Campfire Pita Pizza

The Backcountry Chef-Campfire Pita Pizza

Something almost everyone can agree on is pizza—especially when you get to make your own.  Imagine kicking back at your campsite while the smoky fire smell starts to take on a new scent, that of Italian goodness getting all smoky and melty and oh my god I’m just going to [...]

Finding a Life-Running Balance

Finding a Life-Running Balance

Few people who run are unsure how they feel about it. A small percentage of runners absolutely hate it, yet continue putting themselves through it for the sake of health or weight management. The rest of us do it because we love it. We love the way it makes us [...]

Winning the Iditarod with a Broken Ankle: Thoughts from Jay Petervary

Winning the Iditarod with a Broken Ankle: Thoughts from Jay Petervary

This past February, Jay Petervary crushed the Iditarod Trail Invitational, a 350-mile fat bike endurance saga that takes place within Alaska’s brutal and frozen terrain. He did so on a broken ankle and zero sleep. This month’s issue of Switchback Magazine features a behind-the-scenes look at his journey. Here we [...]

The Back Country Chef-Veggie Breakfast Bagels

The Back Country Chef-Veggie Breakfast Bagels

Veggie Breakfast Bagels This is a perfect quick breakfast out on the trail for those who love a hot breakfast that doesn’t require too much work.  Prep work isn’t messy, and completely customizable to your tastes.  Also, bagels are great to bring backpacking because they are pretty durable in a [...]

Exercises to do in the Office

Exercises to do in the Office

Some offices have fitness rooms for employees to do cardio and curls between sending memos. Unfortunately, most lack such facilities. Rather, the common desk worker will sit for 8 hours secured within their cubicle’s walls until lunch or quitting time. While offices offer a productive and generally safe environment, they [...]

A Sport for Any Terrain

A Sport for Any Terrain

There are certain outdoor sports that you can do almost anywhere. Fishing, hunting, and biking to name a few are classics that pass the time, put food on the table, and get you from point A to B. However, there are some other, less common outdoor recreational sports that can [...]

6 Reasons to Try Sea Kayaking

6 Reasons to Try Sea Kayaking

In the world of paddle sports, whitewater kayaking is glamorous and hardcore, stand up paddleboarding is trendy, but sea kayaking? It remains somewhat of a redheaded stepchild, until now. Here are six reasons to give sea kayaking a chance: Rolling Sure, you can roll in a whitewater kayak, but executing [...]