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Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

Tooele County canyons undergo a ravine change

As a lover of history, I am always fascinated by regime change.  From the Greeks to the Romans, from Merovingians to Carolingians, the world changes.  Just like in the world’s changes in governance, most of the time...

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Thursday, May 20th, 2021

Now is prime time for hiking

The old saying about Christmas as “the most wonderful time of the year” is clearly mistaken.   The most wonderful time of the year for us hikers is May through June as far as this old man...

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Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Don’t forget the foothills

I grew up on lake front property. The only thing missing was the lake.  The Swan house on Upland Drive was situated on the former shorelines of Lake Bonneville. Though the lake had receded to the salty lake...

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Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Hiking and fitness

As my 59th trip around the sun concludes at the end of January, it is time to reflect upon the fitness goals I have for 2021.   Hiking isn’t just about wildflowers, and the views of lofty...

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Thursday, October 29th, 2020

Fall colors reveal nature’s beautiful transitions

To say 2020 has been a different year is to engage in understatement.   It all started with watching a Jazz game where Rudy Gobert is scratched due to illness. From the time that game got cancelled,...

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Thursday, May 7th, 2020

The old man and the mountains

As an old man of the mountains, you would think that this social distancing period would be ideal for me.  Well, yes and no. No one loves time alone in the mountains more than I do. But...

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Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Fresh air hikes to help fight cold winter blues

Short days, long nights and biting cold are what the winter hiker has to look forward to.  Even so, there are good reasons to add layers and get as high as the snow level and depth will...

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Thursday, October 24th, 2019

Fleeting fall colors will soon give way to winter white

You have to move fast when the leaves turn. Once groundwater and light dissipate, the leaves on trees shut down for the season. Autumn is fascinating in our mountains as each tree species has its own qualities...

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Thursday, August 22nd, 2019

High ridges with great views await the adventurous hiker

As the summer sun takes over from the drizzle of spring rains, there is a window of opportunity for us hikers. The sun, high up, strikes even the most northern facing slopes and the snow clears except...

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Thursday, June 13th, 2019

June is a hiker’s time to chase snow and see wildflowers

A sport of sorts for us hikers is to watch snow recede and try to get up into it.  First of all, my dogs love to eat it and play in it.   As for me, I have...

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