Nov
05

Ogden Outdoor Adventure: An Intro


Blessed the power of independent media. Blogs like Indie Ogden and Ogden Outdoor Adventure thrive because of passionate locals who love Ogden. I would like to thank Indie Ogden for allowing myself, Brandon Long, Producer/Host of the Ogden Outdoor Adventure Show, and proprietor of ogdenoutdooradventure.com to contribute to such a vibrant space.  I look forward to supplying Indie readers with Outdoor Adventure articles ranging from How To’s, When To’s, What To’s, and most importantly, What NOT To’s.

 

Let’s begin.

 

So often people say, I don’t know how to recreate in Ogden. What are the best trails? Where are the best places to take kids? How do I get involved in hiking groups, or find a climbing or paddling partner? To these questions, I say, the best place to start is the Internet. You found Indie Ogden, so you’re in the right place. Now, follow some of these local companies, clubs and orgs, brands, blogs and non-profits for all things Ogden Adventure:

 

Clubs and Orgs: Most of Weber State University Clubs and Orgs accept a limited number of community members. If you’re not a student, but are interested in joining one of the clubs, visit their website or email the club president for details.

The Front Climbing Club                                    Weber State Snowboard Club

 Ogden Nordic Ski Club – O’Nordic              Weber State Climbing Team

Roosters Bikers Edge Team                               Weber State Tri Club

Utah Whitewater Club                                          Wasatch Project

 

Media: If you follow these informational pages, you’re sure to never miss an Ogden Outdoor Adventure event, sweet new edit, or pics of your fave places.

 

Ogden Outdoor Adventure                          Utah Outside

Only in Ogden                                                      Utah Adventure Journal

Ride Utah                                                                Visit Ogden

Ski Utah                                                                   What Coast

Ski Utah Yeti

 

Retail/Rentals: Ogden is home to solid local shops offering quality gear along with exceptional service. Shop local and help these business thrive.

 

Amer Sports Outlet                                       Recreation Outlet

Alpine Sports                                                     Skyline Cycle

Be Found Alive                                                 Sports Authority

Bingham Cyclery                                           Striders Running (Layton)

The Bike Shoppe                                              Weber Outdoor Program

The Front Climbing Club Pro Shop

Resorts: It’s true; we have the greatest snow on earth! In Ogden, we get to take advantage of the snow without the lift lines of some of the SLC resorts. And, our resorts offer year-round events and activities.

 

Powder Mountain

Snowbasin & Snowbasin Terrain Parks

Wolf Mountain

 

Events: Here are some of our favorite outdoor events around Ogden. I’m sure I’ll miss a few, but this is a good start. Remember; follow the media suggestions above to ensure you’re in touch with everything happening in Ogden.

 

Antelope Island Buffalo Run                                    R-Scape

Dew Tour                                                                                   Salt to Saint

Endurance Utah                                                                Skydive Ogden

Flowrider Utah                                                                   Skyline Mountain Marathon

Hurt in the Dirt                                                                 Tour of Utah

Mt. Ogden 100K                                                                  Up-and-Over

Northern Utah Trial Series                                    Wasatch 100

Ogden Climbing Festival                                          Winter Racing Circuit

Ogden Marathon                                                               Winter Trails Day

Ogden Winterfest                                                          XTERRA National Championships

Ogden Narrows Downriver Kayak Race

Home Grown Manufacturers: Ogden inspires outdoor adventure entrepreneurs. It all began when Greg Lowe, brother of Jeff Lowe, launched Lowe Alpine in the Lowe family home. The Lowe brothers, including third brother Mike, later moved the company to Colorado. After many ownership transfers, on Jan. 3, 2012, Lowe Alpine announced Jeff Lowe as Honorary Brand President. Here are some recent start-ups highlighted on our weekly radio show.

Altra Zero Drop – One of the founders managed an Ogden outdoors shop before collaborating with two other passionate distance runners to reimagine running shoes.

Geigerrig – The first company to challenge Camelbak’s long hold on hydration packs by offering pressurization.

Grassroots Powdersurfing (Logan) – Although not an “Ogden” company, Logan is close enough. And, I love their products so much; I included them in this list.

Klymit – Kontrol the Elements with noble gasses. Klymit continues to win industry innovation awards with ground breaking vest and sleeping pad designs.

 

Non-Profits: These are the groups who really matter. Show your support for the community and participate in their fundraisers, events, and volunteer opportunities.

Friends of Utah Avalanche Center

GOAL Foundation

Ogden Bicycle Collective

Ogden Nature Center

Ogden Valley Winter Sports Foundation

Utah High School Mountain Biking

Weber Pathways

 

These links should get those started who are looking for ways to get outdoors and enjoy Ogden’s beautiful trails, rock climbing, resorts, backcountry, and waterways. If you have specific questions regarding Ogden Outdoor Adventure, or you have ideas for future articles, please email ogdenoutdooradventure@gmail.com.

 

Also, I need to promote the The Ogden Outdoor Adventure Show. Each Thursday from 3-4pm on 88.1 KWCR Weber FM, we provide updated news and events, interviews with local athletes, businesses, and nonprofits, gear reviews, trip reports, and environmental concerns. Each month, Mikki, from Indie Ogden, guest hosts and helps our audience stay in the Indie Ogden know. We podcast every episode at ogdenoutdooradventure.com

 

As John Muir would say, “the mountains are calling and I must go”

 

See you on the trails!

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About brandon long

R. Brandon Long hosts the Ogden Outdoor Adventure Show and is the proprietor of www.ogdenoutdooradventure.com and its social media affiliates. Brandon also works for the Weber State Outdoor Program as a rental tech, marketing specialist, and trip leader. Brandon’s favorite activities include snowboarding, climbing, trail running, hiking, photographing, and camping.

Comments

  1. Darren Giordano says:

    There is also a new Facebook page by Ogden Trails Network!

  2. Darren Giordano says:

    There is also a Facebook page by Ogden Trails Network!

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