Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

Outdoor Adventure

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Sheeprock Mountains near Vernon conceal many surprises

Tucked away in the southeast corner of Tooele County is a compact range of mountains that are seldom visited by anyone other than ranchers and private property owners who live around this area. I‘m sure they would...

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Thursday, August 20th, 2015

A hike up scenic Cardiff Fork to Donut Falls is sheer pleasure

One of the most famous and visited places in the Wasatch Mountains is Donut Falls in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Each year, thousands of people flock to this beautiful place. If you have a family with small children,...

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Thursday, August 13th, 2015

History of Pony Express Trail has an earlier twist

In the mid- to late-1850s, scouting trails west of Salt Lake City was probably as exciting as it was for Frank Borman and the other astronauts who circled the moon on Apollo 8. Both endeavors required courage...

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Thursday, August 6th, 2015

White Pine slide offers great adventure through boulders

I found some adventure last weekend in the Wasatch Mountains with a great payoff at the end: a series of small waterfalls rumbling down the mountain in the forest. When I was growing up, my dad would sometimes...

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Thursday, July 30th, 2015

For a hike with dizzying heights and big sky, don’t miss Angel’s Landing at Zion

It is difficult for me to pick a favorite hike with all of Utah’s landscape. But if I had to make a short list of favorites, the ascent of Angel’s Landing at Zion National Park would be...

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Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Children can learn a whole lot about responsibility while training a horse

We are lucky in Utah, and Tooele County especially, to live in what I call a “horse culture.” There are countless people who own horses and experience the thrill of caring for and riding them. Go to...

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Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Summer wildflower spectacle underway in Wasatch Mountains

One of the most beautiful wildflower spectacles in the world is on display in the Wasatch Mountains every summer at about this time. I imagine it was some similar scene that Ralph Waldo Emerson  observed, possibly in...

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Thursday, July 9th, 2015

Escape summer’s heat on the treeless summit of Bald Mountain

There are many seldom- visited high peaks in the Stansbury Mountains that provide a suitable respite from summer’s heat. One such peak is 9,203 foot-high Bald Mountain. The mountain is located approximately three miles southeast of Deseret...

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Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

The Pfeifferhorn requires early start, good weather and stamina

“It is not the mountain we conquer — but ourselves.” —Sir Edmund Hillary   One of the most eminent peaks in the Wasatch Mountains sits half way between Snowbird and Draper on the Little Cottonwood Ridge. It...

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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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