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Outdoor Adventure

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Explore in the footsteps of Capt. Stansbury

“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” —Harry S. Truman   I n last week’s article, I introduced you to Capt. Howard...

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Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Capt. Stansbury was no average engineer

I would be remiss in my responsibilities if I did not discuss the great man for which Stansbury Park, Stansbury Island and the Stansbury Mountains are named. Living here in Stansbury Park within sight of Adobe Rock, this...

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Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Let’s all be better stewards of Tooele County’s fabulous outdoors

“Destruction is in a person’s nature, However, preservation is also in a person’s nature, and it’s a person’s choice to choose between destruction and preservation.”   I have driven, walked and biked over countless miles of Tooele County...

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Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

For a great hike not far from Tooele, try Grandeur Peak in Wasatch Mtns.

As spring approaches, I begin to look to the high peaks of the Wasatch Mountains, making my plans for summer hiking, specifically, which peaks, canyons, rivers and lakes I will hike to that season. The Wasatch is...

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Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Round Top delivers feeling of accomplishment

There is nothing like the desert at night, and to find out what it means to be high on a lonely desert mountain ridge long after the sun goes down with miles left to go on your...

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Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Options are endless in North Willow Canyon

I went for a nice early season walk in North Willow Canyon with my family last week. Some trails or roads that you wouldn’t consider to hike in the late spring or summer are an absolute pleasure during...

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Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Not the highest of summits, but Ensign Peak shows all of Salt Lake Valley

There is a great little hike that the entire family can enjoy almost any time of the year in Salt Lake City, and it’s only a short distance from Tooele Valley. The hike is 5,416 foot-high Ensign...

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Thursday, March 6th, 2014

At Mercur cemetery, who are these forgotten people?

I was at Camp Floyd last week putting together a staff ride for the University of Utah when I decided to return via state Routes 73 and 36 to the Tooele area. It was a pretty day and...

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Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Mercur: an innovative mining town in 1899

“Yesterday is today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream.”    — Khalil Gibran Down south along state Route 73, beyond the Ophir turn off, is an old green sign that reads “Mercur” with an arrow pointing east...

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Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Oquirrh Wave hike gives unique view of ancient Lake Bonneville

One of my favorite places to go for a short hike in Tooele County is the Oquirrh Wave. This area was terraced out of the west bench of the Oquirrh Mountains in the Bates Canyon area east...

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