Wasatch People

The Wasatch Mountains
The Wasatch Mountains

I often tell my wife that I’m not a people person. I  don’t like crowds and minimize time spent in public. The truth is I totally get a kick out of the diversity and energy most folks have to share.

Peter Metcalf
Peter Metcalf CEO Black Diamond Equipment

After Ski Utah announced the One Wasatch Concept in March there was a flurry of articles and blog posts. There’s opposition to ski resort expansion and the loss of open space in the small Wasatch Range. There’s also support to grow skier traffic and Utah tourism. People have chimed in from local and national scenes.

Laynee Jones program director of Mountain Accord
Laynee Jones program director of Mountain Accord

When the editor of the Utah Adventure Journal asked if I had any interest in writing about the issue I said yes, but was unsure it would pan out. I figured it had been done and until something changed there might  be nothing new to talk about. Despite this doubt I picked up the phone.

Carl Fisher director of Save Our Canyons
Carl Fisher director of Save Our Canyons

It didn’t take many calls to find out that there was more to the story and more passionate voices to be heard. I feel grateful to the people from Black Diamond Equipment, Mountain Accord, Save Our Canyons and Wander Lust Images who took time out of their schedules to help me better understand this concept. Despite what I tell my wife and myself, there are some pretty cool people in this world. Look for the article in the next issue of the Utah Adventure Journal.

Howie Garber, physician, photographer, conservationist
Howie Garber, physician, photographer, conservationist