Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

Outdoor Adventure

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

From trails to an old ranch, Antelope Island offers a grand tour

Antelope Island State Park often gets overlooked when people think about a destination for recreation or a family outing. The island, however, has a lot to offer people who want to get away and see something not...

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Thursday, April 21st, 2016

It may be buggy, but don’t delay seeing famous Antelope Island

From most areas in Tooele Valley, you can look across the Great Salt Lake and see mysterious islands rise up from the water. The most famous and accessible is Antelope Island. As I zoom on Interstate 80...

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Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Tales about Spring Creek on the west side of the Stansbury Mountains hold true

For years, I have heard old-timers tell stories about a stream where there really shouldn’t be one on the west side of the Stansbury Mountains north of Terra. It’s called Spring Creek on the maps. One day...

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Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Wonderstone makes Vernon Hills unique

At the south end of Rush Valley there is a compact little range of mountains known as the Vernon Hills. At first glance they may seem unremarkable, but there are interesting features about this area if you...

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Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Puddle Valley’s remote Grassy Mountains offer desert solitude

I went for a hike in the Grassy Mountains last week. Due to an ankle injury, my pace was slowed. But it helped me to take a closer look at the desert terrain’s peculiarities. I began my hike...

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Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Grassy Mountains offer memorable trip into Utah’s west desert area

In the Great American Desert, which is what Utah’s west desert was called during the 1800s, there are some lesser-known geographic features that get little recognition and even fewer visitors. While they may seem boring to some,...

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Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Lone Rock is a place to explore and ponder the distant past

One of the most familiar sites in Tooele County is “Lone Rock” at the northern end of Skull Valley. This rock outcrop, which seems to float on the valley floor like an old battleship, is a fascinating...

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Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Herds of mule deer await the hiker who climbs east of Erda

“Don’t quit, suffer now, and live every day the rest of your life as a Champion.” —Muhammad Ali For the last eight years, I’ve looked out the back window from my home at a mountain I want...

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Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Coyote Canyon offers a great — and nearby — vista for a sunset

“It’s a dangerous business Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no telling where you might be swept off to.” —J.R.R. Tolkien East of Adobe Rock,...

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Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Snowshoe journey to Dog Lake offers break from valley muck

“In the depth of winter I finally learned that in me there is an invincible summer.” —Albert Camus Last Sunday started with a few inches of heavy, new snow on the landscape and my truck. It was...

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