Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

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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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Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Battle Creek Falls has a tragic history, but it’s a lovely hike

Few sights in Utah can match the incredible ridgeline of 11,749 foot-high Mount Timpanogos that rises abruptly from Utah Valley. Most visitors to this famed peak follow the “Alpine Loop,” which begins at the mouth of American...

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Thursday, May 14th, 2015

A walk in the rain offers many unique rewards to the willing

I looked forward to a planned hike up one of Deseret Peak’s couloirs last weekend. I was going to challenge myself and climb straight up a couloir with crampons and an ice axe. But I knew it would...

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Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Wild horses, noisy toads await the Skull Valley night walker

“I’ve loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” —Galileo   I spent several nights exploring and camping in Skull Valley this April. The valley could be dismissed as ugly, but if you spend some...

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Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Rewards are many for taking foothill walks at night

I decided to go for an evening walk in the Stansbury Mountain foothills the other night because it is a different world there when the sun goes down. I headed east on SR-199 towards Johnson’s Pass and in...

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

From waves to emigrants, Timpie Point has a wondrous story to tell

But so it was with me, for I had traveled so much in the vicinity of the Salt Lake that it had become my home of the wilderness.” —Jedediah Strong Smith  Not far west from Tooele Valley’s...

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