Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

Outdoor Adventure

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

Desert Odyssey: The Mountains and the The Desert – Part 7

“He dreamed of Ghosts and the Moon and Stars” Neil Gaiman Heading west from Fish Springs on the Pony Express National Historic Trail, the road bends to the north and climbs the bench of the Fish Springs...

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Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

Desert Odyssey: The Mountains and The Desert – Part 6

“The gladdest moment in life me thinks is a departure into unknown Lands” Sir Richard Burton Heading west from Black Rock on the Pony Express National Historic Trail, your view is filled by an imposing, rugged range...

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Wednesday, June 1st, 2022

Desert Odyssey: The Mountains and The Desert – Part 5

“What draws us into the desert is the search for something intimate in the remote” Edward Abbey Continuing West from Dugway Pass on the Pony Express National Historic Trail you cut through the imposing center of the...

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Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

Desert Odyssey: The Mountains and The Desert Part 4

“Wells without water are horrible revelations in the desert places” New York Herald, Salt Lake City Correspondent sentiment in the 1860s Cruising west across the 20 mile desert beyond the Old River Bed you will come to...

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Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Desert Odyssey: The Mountains and The Desert Part 3

“The trail is the thing, not the end of the Trail. Travel too fast, and you miss all you are traveling for” Louis L’Amour Once you finish exploring the Simpson Springs station re-creation, you will notice some...

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Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Desert Odyssey: Porter Rockwell Country

“That desert is about as fit for traveling as hell is for a Powder Magazine” Porter Rockwell The above quote is what Orrin Porter Rockwell, a figure who has taken on a mythical aura where Utah History,...

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Wednesday, May 4th, 2022

Desert odyssey: wanderings, adventures and notable experiences in Utah’s West Desert

“Life could not change the sun or water the Desert so it changed itself. The Desert has mothered magic things” – John Steinbeck Before we begin any discussion about the Pony Express, Overland Stage or Emigration, we...

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Wednesday, April 27th, 2022

The Pony Express National Historic Trail Tooele and Juab Counties — An Exploration

There is a magical place out west of Tooele along the Pony Express National Historic Trail that is unlike any other. This is a place of wide open spaces, dark star filled skies, mysterious desert mountain ranges...

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Thursday, September 30th, 2021

Aspen leaves reveal their color as summer ripens into autumn

As the summer heat begins to dissipate, what happens every year happens in our mountains and spreads to our valleys.  Trees and bushes sense the longer nights and shorter days and shut down for the year.  The...

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Tuesday, August 17th, 2021

Tooele County canyons undergo a ravine change

As a lover of history, I am always fascinated by regime change.  From the Greeks to the Romans, from Merovingians to Carolingians, the world changes.  Just like in the world’s changes in governance, most of the time...

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