Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

Outdoor Adventure

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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Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Martin’s Fork is one of the Stanburys’ unknown treasures

Some of the best trails in the Stansbury Mountains are the ones that are not well known. Martin’s Fork of Box Elder Canyon is one such trail. The attraction of this canyon is that it has several...

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Thursday, April 9th, 2015

With extreme weather variations, deer pay a heavy price on the Stansbury Mountains

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains un-awakened.” —Anatole France   If you explore the Oquirrh or Stansbury Mountains, mule deer is the wild animal you will most likely see. The mule...

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Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Coyote, Big Horn Sheep are part of local mountain’s allure

While we may consider some of the animal inhabitants of the Stansbury Mountains to be common, when viewed through new eyes, these familiar creatures that we may even consider as pests, become fascinating and even valuable. The...

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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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