Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

Outdoor Adventure

Thursday, February 4th, 2016

Peter Neas lived large and dangerously on Pony Express Trail

Winter weather creates an opportunity to sit back and consider some of the events that occurred across Tooele County’s Old West landscape. The many stories make outdoor adventure more interesting and inspires appreciation toward those who traveled...

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Thursday, January 28th, 2016

A good cup of Douglas fir tea on a snowy night is like a walk through the woods

“We shall draw from the heart of suffering itself, the means of inspiration and survival.” —Winston Churchill I read on the Internet you can make an enjoyable tea from Douglas fir needles that contains 50 percent more vitamin...

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Thursday, January 21st, 2016

For memorable views of the Great Salt Lake and Lake Point, visit Coyote Canyon

“Exploring the world is one of the best ways of exploring the mind, and walking travels both terrains.” —Rebecca Solnit One of my favorite places during winter is Coyote Canyon in the northern Oquirrh Mountains. The name...

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Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Oquirrh Mountain benches, foothills offer a convenient getaway above Tooele Valley

“While I relish our warm months, winter forms our character and brings out our best.” —Tom Allen The last several winters have had little snow, but this year Mother Nature has been generous. During these months of...

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Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Rocky Mountain Elk are a delight to watch anytime of the year

There is a large elk population in Tooele County, but it wasn’t always that way. Like the buffalo and antelope, they were slaughtered by so-called sport hunters in the late 1800s and early 1900s. In fact, elk...

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Thursday, December 17th, 2015

Soldier Canyon’s kilns link today with the county’s mining past

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” —George Bernard Shaw Last week’s article looked at the setting and geography of Soldier Canyon and mentioned that several...

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Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Soldier Canyon offers close-to-home winter escape, solitude

A large, dry wash empties out of the Oquirrh Mountains about two miles southeast of Stockton and terminates to the west at Rush Lake. This wash is the mouth of Soldier Canyon, which is a long and significant...

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Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

Guardsman’s Pass area offers plenty of room for snowshoeing

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” —Louisa May Alcott Although the snow is not deep enough yet for snowshoeing in easily accessible areas of Tooele County, Guardsman’s Pass...

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Stansbury Front Trail offers great winter adventure

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” —Lao Tzu The gate in South Willow Canyon is locked for the winter, which always makes me sad. It seems to take forever for the gate...

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Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Little side adventures can sometimes open a whole new world

“Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.” — Captain Jack Sparrow Outdoor adventure can be found on a city park bench, walking across a field, or in your backyard. Little side adventures can be enjoyable if...

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