Living in The Sprawl

Hi all,

I’m safe and sound here in Salt Lake City, or I should rather say Cottonwood Heights (the suburb turned city on the outskirts of Salt Lake). I have got to do some skiing here, and the snow has been very good.

Yesterday I went cross-country skiing up at Alta Ski Resort while my family did a little downhill skiing, and it was a great day for a Christmas ski.

Today, I decided that I’d run across town to the radioshack for a workout (also to pick up the 1TB Hard Drive I’ve been pining for). It ended up taking me 1.5 hours round trip (after subtracting stopping to shop and those long waits at intersections). With my backpack chafing my skin, I eventually made it home, and learned that even errands can be workouts.

Just trying to keep things interesting while living in the sprawl

About Gus

My full name is Gustavo, though I go by Gus. I was a member of the UNR NCAA Ski Team from 2008-2010 and a founder of the UNR Winter Sports Club. I have been a Far West Farm Team member for 2 seasons so far and am looking forward to my third year. I’m working my way toward being a ski coach and english teacher, while still trying to be as fast as I can be. I love mountains and canyons and rivers. My favorite place to be outside of skiing is in the Grand Canyon, though I don’t get to go there as much as I’d like. I’ve started a collaborative project called #summitsunday this year. Check it out and join the movement at