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Outdoor Adventure

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Now is the time to explore the Great American Desert

“Love me or hate me, the Desert seems to say, this is what I am, this is what I shall remain.” —Joseph Wood Crutch   The “Great American Desert” is what Utah’s West Desert or the Great...

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Part 2: Hike Lone Peak for a life experience

Standing on the summit of 11,253 foot-high Lone Peak is one of the top 10 experiences of my life. I’ve seen and experienced a lot of interesting and awesome things, but even though this mountain is not...

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Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Hike Lone Peak for a journey of a lifetime

For 25 years, I have gazed at an incredible peak that is one of the most prominent on the Wasatch Mountain skyline from Salt Lake City. It had always been a dream of mine to climb it,...

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Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Night in the desert offers many surprises

One evening after work, I was cruising north on Skull Valley’s SR-196 and noticed to my right a strange, lone tree. I have looked at this tree for several decades now, and always wondered why it stands...

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Stansbury’s Box Elder Canyon offers a scenic, rigorous hike

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

Stansbury’s Box Elder Canyon offers a scenic, rigorous hike

Box Elder Canyon is one of the larger canyons in the Stansbury Mountain Range, but probably one of the least visited due to its location just south of South Willow Canyon. Most people who visit the Stansbury’s...

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Clover Campground offers cool getaway from summer heat

I went out to Clover Spring for a campout with my daughter and niece and nephew because we didn’t have time or money to get up into the Wasatch. I thought to myself, Where is a place that...

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Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Escape July’s high heat with a nice getaway trip to the high Uintas

As summer heat continues to rise this July, you might consider packing up the family and driving to the high hills along the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway. This incredible road passes through Utah’s highest range — the...

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Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Summit of Desert Peak is a glorious gem close to home in Tooele County

Last week I talked about the Deseret Peak Wilderness Area, its creation and what you can expect to find there. Today I will suggest a different route to scale the range’s highest summit: 11,031-foot Deseret Peak. Climbing...

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Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Experience the Stansbury Range’s crown jewel

“None know how often the hand of God is seen in a wilderness, but them that rove it for a man’s life.” —Thomas Cole   Deseret Peak at 11,031 feet high is the magnificent crown jewel of...

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Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Ride the scenic switchbacks to the Oquirrh Overlook

Every time I travel to a different place for work, I always look for something unique to do or see during my off hours. I look for a place that not everyone knows about, or isn’t often...

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