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Thursday, March 26th, 2015

You might not see them, but mountain lions always see you

In my previous article on trees of the Stansbury Mountains, I covered the sub-alpine fir. There is another tree that is a true “Pine” that inhabits the same climate zone as the sub-alpine fir: the limber pine....

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Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Trees of the Stansbury Mountains have their own special allure

“God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches and a thousand tempests and floods, but he cannot save them from fools.” —John Muir   There are many different kinds of trees along the...

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Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Explore the scenic Stansbury Mountains

The Stansbury Mountains are scenic and unique. The range is located west of Tooele and Grantsville on the boundary of two dissimilar geographic regions — the Great Basin to the west and the Rocky Mountains to the...

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Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Winter can be a pain, but Lambs Canyon opens to another world

This Utah winter has been strange and unusually warm, to say the least. Although it’s a pain to shovel snow and drive on icy roads, many of us enjoy winter and look forward to the season. That...

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Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Since ancient times, Simpson Mountains have nourished man

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God, because only then does one feel that all is...

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Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Finding lost treasure in Ben Tasker country

The last few weeks I have written about the outlaw Ben Tasker who in the late 1800s committed all kinds of crimes in  Salt Lake, Utah and Tooele valleys. When Tasker fled from the law he would...

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Thursday, January 29th, 2015

All was a joke to the sly and mischievous outlaw Ben Tasker

“If I thought you weren’t my friend, I just don’t think I could bear it.” — Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday in “Tombstone”   Part 3 The desperado Ben Tasker and his gang were active in Utah’s...

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Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Bandits ran to the House Range to escape the arm of the law

“I never found a companion that was so companionable as Solitude.” —Henry David Thoreau   Part 2 There is a mountain range in the West Desert that is even more remote and quiet than Keg Mountain. It...

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Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Keg Mountain was bandit Ben Tasker’s secret place

Tooele County’s West Desert was wild back in the mid- to late-1800s, and I often write about the troubles that emigrants, Pony Express riders and soldiers had out there. Not much is known or written about the...

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Thursday, January 8th, 2015

Take in a snowfall while snowshoeing in South Willow Canyon

“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” —Albert Camus There is no better place to enjoy a silent snowfall than South Willow Canyon in the Stansbury Mountains. So when...

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