Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

Outdoor Adventure

Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

Old airfield one of America’s treasures

“Never was so much owed by so many to so few.” —Winston Churchill Tooele County has a national treasure called Historic Wendover Airfield. Isolated on the edge of the Great Salt Lake Desert on the Utah/Nevada border,...

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Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Arrows in the desert hark back to early days of aviation in U.S.

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” —Leonardo Da Vinci Despite all the years I’ve explored Tooele County, I still hear interesting stories or about locations I had no idea existed. I was riding home in my van pool...

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Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

In Tooele County, ‘no hour of life spent in the saddle is wasted’

“Horse Culture” runs deep in Tooele County. Since the first pioneers homesteaded near Settlement Canyon, horses have been a big part of the community and have contributed to the area’s character. There are even wild horses that...

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Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Capitol Reef National Park offers endless colorful memories

“Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.” —Edward Abbey As a long Memorial Day weekend approaches, I’d like to suggest a...

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Thursday, May 19th, 2016

It’s a long hike, but upper Miners Canyon has many rewards

In last week’s article, I described a route halfway up Miners Canyon in the northern Stansbury Mountains where there is an old mining camp, evergreens and aspen that escaped range fires. From that old line camp, we’ll...

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Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Don’t let first impressions discourage you from discovering Miners Canyon’s charms

There are some places in Tooele County that have little to no outdoor qualities of value. Some, in fact, are downright forgettable. Yet, in most cases, the blighted areas are gateways to more pleasing terrain. If you...

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Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Hike to Rock Canyon Peak offers an ‘on the edge of it all’ view

“The poetry of Earth is never dead.” —John Keats Tooele County’s west desert is so full of interesting places, it’s impossible to see them all in one lifetime. Every time I go beyond the Stansbury or Onaqui...

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Thursday, April 28th, 2016

From trails to an old ranch, Antelope Island offers a grand tour

Antelope Island State Park often gets overlooked when people think about a destination for recreation or a family outing. The island, however, has a lot to offer people who want to get away and see something not...

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Thursday, April 21st, 2016

It may be buggy, but don’t delay seeing famous Antelope Island

From most areas in Tooele Valley, you can look across the Great Salt Lake and see mysterious islands rise up from the water. The most famous and accessible is Antelope Island. As I zoom on Interstate 80...

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Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Tales about Spring Creek on the west side of the Stansbury Mountains hold true

For years, I have heard old-timers tell stories about a stream where there really shouldn’t be one on the west side of the Stansbury Mountains north of Terra. It’s called Spring Creek on the maps. One day...

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