Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

Outdoor Adventure

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Take in the history at Lookout Pass

For the last several weeks I have talked about the terrain northwest of Lookout Pass. The area is accessible and is interesting in every season. The principle peak along the north ridge from Lookout Pass is 7,474...

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Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Stuck in the mud, I finally had to swallow my pride

In last week’s column, I left off with my friends and me cowering in my truck from a storm near the base of Rock Canyon Pass on the west bench of the Onaqui Mountains about a mile...

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Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Davis Knolls, Onaqui Mountains offer solitude, sweeping views of West Desert

“Night poured over the desert… It came suddenly, in purple. In the clear air, the stars drilled down out of the sky.” —Terry Prachett   As you leave the mountains on the west side of Lookout Pass...

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Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

The ghost of Aunt Libby may be nearby

“Not all those who wander are lost.” —J.R.R. Tolkien   As you descend Lookout Pass heading west, there is a rock obelisk that marks the spot where the Lookout Pony Express station was located. The stone monument...

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Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Lookout Pass offers hiking with both historical, scenic values

In last week’s article, we made our way up a dusty and rocky road to one of my favorite places in the Great American Desert — Lookout Pass. At 6,192 feet above sea level, the pass is...

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Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Experience the old west’s Pony Express history at Lookout Pass

Just north of the town of Vernon, the Pony Express National Historic Trail heads west from SR-36 towards the Onaqui Mountains and what was known back in the day as “Piute Hell.” This is the beginning of...

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Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Out in the desert, it’s like you have traveled to another planet

In last week’s article, I talked about the famed and feared “Great American Desert,” which is how our West Desert was known back in the time of the Pony Express Trail. This area and the Pony Express...

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Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Now is the time to explore the Great American Desert

“Love me or hate me, the Desert seems to say, this is what I am, this is what I shall remain.” —Joseph Wood Crutch   The “Great American Desert” is what Utah’s West Desert or the Great...

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Part 2: Hike Lone Peak for a life experience

Standing on the summit of 11,253 foot-high Lone Peak is one of the top 10 experiences of my life. I’ve seen and experienced a lot of interesting and awesome things, but even though this mountain is not...

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Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Hike Lone Peak for a journey of a lifetime

For 25 years, I have gazed at an incredible peak that is one of the most prominent on the Wasatch Mountain skyline from Salt Lake City. It had always been a dream of mine to climb it,...

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