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Outdoor Adventure

Thursday, July 30th, 2015

For a hike with dizzying heights and big sky, don’t miss Angel’s Landing at Zion

It is difficult for me to pick a favorite hike with all of Utah’s landscape. But if I had to make a short list of favorites, the ascent of Angel’s Landing at Zion National Park would be...

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Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Children can learn a whole lot about responsibility while training a horse

We are lucky in Utah, and Tooele County especially, to live in what I call a “horse culture.” There are countless people who own horses and experience the thrill of caring for and riding them. Go to...

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Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Summer wildflower spectacle underway in Wasatch Mountains

One of the most beautiful wildflower spectacles in the world is on display in the Wasatch Mountains every summer at about this time. I imagine it was some similar scene that Ralph Waldo Emerson  observed, possibly in...

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Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Escape summer’s heat on the treeless summit of Bald Mountain

There are many seldom- visited high peaks in the Stansbury Mountains that provide a suitable respite from summer’s heat. One such peak is 9,203 foot-high Bald Mountain. The mountain is located approximately three miles southeast of Deseret...

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

The Pfeifferhorn requires early start, good weather and stamina

“It is not the mountain we conquer — but ourselves.” —Sir Edmund Hillary   One of the most eminent peaks in the Wasatch Mountains sits half way between Snowbird and Draper on the Little Cottonwood Ridge. It...

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Thursday, June 25th, 2015

White Pine Trailhead will take you deep into the Wasatch Mountains’ splendor

“Mountains are my cathedrals where I practice my religion.” —Anatoli Boukreev   As Tooele County residents, we live near some of the best alpine scenery, hiking and mountaineering in the world right in the Wasatch Mountains. White...

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Thursday, June 18th, 2015

There is a nearby retreat when summer heat begins to bake

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear … not absence of fear.” Ther—Mark Twain   When summer heat hits Tooele Valley, I like to escape to the high country and cool off. One of the best...

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Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Mining Fork is a splendid alternate route to South Willow Lake

I went on a serious hike up Mining Fork of South Willow Canyon the other day and got more than I had bargained for. I had a group of friends in from various parts of the country and...

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Thursday, June 4th, 2015

Not all rocks are the same at Skull Valley’s White Rocks formation

The White Rocks formation is a group of four large rocks made of volcanic rhyolite. They are located in Skull Valley north of Dugway Proving Ground and nearby the Cedar Mountain Wilderness Area. Near the access road...

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Thursday, May 28th, 2015

‘We run in everything but lightning’ is running club’s motto

“You only ever grow as a human being if you’re outside your comfort zone.” — Percy Cerutty   While at my annual eye exam last week, the receptionist, Angela, told me about a club that peaked my...

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