Dan Gardiner SledHeads Feature

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Dan Gardiner Sledheads Cover
Check out the January 2013 issue of SledHeads Magazine for a cover feature on Boondockers rider and producer Dan Gardiner. The article takes you behind the scenes of Boondockers and the backcountry snowmobile movement, with a unique perspective on the sport and one of its early drivers. .... Continue Reading this Post

First Tracks of the Year

Monday, November 12th, 2012


Just 4 days ago I was running in 70 degree temperatures and sunny weather, that was before “Brutus.”  Starting last Friday a potent winter storm (“Brutus”) parked itself over portions of Northern Utah.  As the intial snow reports came in the sledding community was abuzz with excitement.  By the time the first foot was down, several local sledders had a mild seizure due to the over-excitement.  At the 2 foot mark, my phone started to ring with messages about riding plans for the weekend.  At this point, I held off on riding plans for the weekend, noting to my fellow riders my vast experience and citing the dangers of riding in 2 feet of powder with no base.  On Saturday, lake effect snow from the Great Salt Lake kicked into full gear and the snow totals kept climbing.  Somewhere between 3 and 4 feet, I did a 180 and changed my mind about  the dangers of riding with no base.  Suddenly I was leading the charge for a Monday ride and feverishly checking snow reports and webcams..... Continue Reading this Post

Boondockers 9 World Premiere and Fundraising Party

Saturday, August 25th, 2012


Join us for a great time and a great cause! The premiere of Boondockers 9 will be at Brewvies on Thursday Sept 20, 2012 at 6pm. Entry is $10 and includes pizza and nachos. There will be tons of sweet raffle prizes from companies like Klim, Sly Dog Skis, Three Bear Lodge, Fly, HMK, and many more! .... Continue Reading this Post

Number One

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012


Several years ago I took a friend from college snowmobiling for the first time. This friend had a strong background in downhill skiing and a love of the outdoors and I had been trying for a long time to take him out snowmobiling. He took to the sport rather quickly, and by the end of the day already displayed a natural talent for riding sleds. This was likely a result of his skiing ability and familiarity with the winter backcountry. .... Continue Reading this Post