Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

Outdoor Adventure

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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Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Wearing out hiking boots is more fun than wearing out recliners

There is an old saying, “Paradise found is paradise lost.” So it is with some trepidation that I write this column.  There is also a recognition that what brings joy to my life might also enhance the...

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Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Climb to Ibapah Peak is the epitome of Outdoor Adventure

Editor’s note: Today’s Outdoor Adventure is the continuation of Sept 28’s column, which entails hiking to the summit of Ibapah Peak in the Deep Creek Mountains above the Pony Express Trail in Tooele County’s West Desert. “Nothing...

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Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Hike to Ibapah Peak begins with a canyon adventure

The Deep Creek Mountains are the king peaks of Pony Express Trail country in western Tooele and Juab counties. This mountain range dominates the scenery from the north end of the Fish Springs Range, across Snake Valley,...

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Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Deep Creek Mountains are like an island in a desert ocean

Editor’s note: After a three-week break, Jessop takes us back to his multi-part series on exploring the Pony Express Trail through Tooele County. The previous installment, published on Aug. 10, entailed Pony Express Station Manager Peter Neas. ...

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Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Big Cottonwood’s Guardsman Pass has trails ripe to explore

“I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference.” —Robert Frost As summer winds down it’s a perfect time to hike in the majestic Wasatch Mountains. I have hiked all over the...

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Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Moonlight and thunder make for a great night in the desert

Editor’s note: Outdoor Adventure columnist Jaromy Jessop is taking a break this week from his multi-part series on exploring the Pony Express Trail through Tooele County. I’m taking a respite from the Pony Express Trail series this...

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Thursday, August 10th, 2017

Neas was a no-nonsense Pony Express Trail station master

Editor’s note: This is another installment in a multi-part series on exploring the Pony Express Trail through Tooele County. Last week’s article entailed Willow Springs Station at Callao. “Coyotes howl, Wolves sing, but Indians don’t make a...

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