Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

Outdoor Adventure

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Hickman Head offers some of the wildest landscape Tooele County has to offer

“The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain; he is inspired by it.” —William Arthur Ward There is a peak in the Deseret Peak Wilderness Area that is seldom visited by anyone but mule deer....

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Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Table Mountain stands like a protective sentinel over the desert

“They make a desert and call it peace.” —Tacitus In last week’s article, I left off at the starting point for climbing Table Mountain, which is located in our West Desert just south of the Pony Express...

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Thursday, September 15th, 2016

West Desert’s Table Mountain is tempting for the climber

There is something magical, even magnetic, about our West Desert in Tooele and Juab counties. The wild areas that lie out there, day after day, baking under the sun or freezing under the snow, are timeless. If...

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Thursday, September 8th, 2016

Before winter’s snow starts to fall, hike Pioneer Peak

“Any man who says he’s never been scared is either lying, or he hasn’t been anywhere or done anything.” —From “Sackett” by Louis L’Amour There is always more than one way to the top of a mountain...

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Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Stars and silence of a nighttime visit to Pony Express Trail are unforgettable

“No matter what our differences are, we all look up at the same moon.”   —Katrina Mayer Outdoor adventure doesn’t always work out the way you intend, but if you’re prepared, you can get through any situation...

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Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Mt. Wolverine is an easy, short hike with breathtaking views

“Mountains are not stadiums where I satisfy my ambition to achieve; they are the cathedrals where I practice my religion.”  —Anatoli Boukreev A fall chill is in the air and many kids are back in school, yet there’s...

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Thursday, August 18th, 2016

East Hickman Canyon offers a cool break from summer’s heat

“Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads.” —Henry David Thoreau Sitting in my study and melting in summer’s heat, it’s pleasant to think about a place where afternoon thunderstorms shower the forest and...

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Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Moonlight in the mountains, desert can render you speechless

There is something magical about moonlight on the peaks, across the desert and in the trees that draws me to it like a moth to flame. Everything changes, from the clouds in the sky to the rocks...

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Thursday, July 14th, 2016

High in the canyons, the East Tintic Range’s history will surprise you

“Yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream.” —Kahlil Gibran In the southeast corner of Tooele County, there is an interesting group of mountains known as the East Tintic Range. The mountains, which straddle the...

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Thursday, July 7th, 2016

Albion Basin offers escape from July heat

As we roast in July’s heat down in the valleys, it’s always good to remember that not far away is a cool, alpine wonderland. That area is Albion Basin at the top of Little Cottonwood Canyon in...

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