Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

Outdoor Adventure

Tuesday, December 6th, 2022

Desert Odyssey: Nora and Eva

“Made up my mind, to make a new start, going to California with an aching, in my heart” Led Zeppelin I spent some time out at the Old Faust Ranch Cemetery back in August of 2021. Last week...

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Wednesday, November 30th, 2022

Desert Odyssey: Faust Ranch Cemetery

“How can the dead be truly dead when they still live in the souls of those left behind” Carson McCullers Out in the southern end of Rush Valley on a west facing sage brush covered slope there...

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Tuesday, November 15th, 2022

Desert Odyssey: Em and Jo

“You don’t have to be a house to be haunted” Emily Dickenson It’s dark, so very dark out in the desert at night along the Pony Express Trail. In the winter it is so very cold. As...

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Wednesday, November 9th, 2022

Desert Odyssey: The Horses Part V

“I am still under the impression that there is nothing alive quite so beautiful as a horse.”   John Galsworthy The last several weeks we have been discussing the wonderful wild mustangs of the Onaqui herd that are...

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Desert Odyssey: The Horses – Part IV

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022

Desert Odyssey: The Horses – Part IV

“The wind of heaven is that which blows between a Horses ears” Bedouin Proverb After learning about all of the incredible history of the wild mustangs and their unfailing service to the Pony Express, and seeing these...

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Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

Desert Odyssey: The Horses Part III

“A dog may be man’s best friend but the horse wrote history.” unknown It is a true statement that the horse wrote history, especially in Utah’s West Desert.  These spirited and cantankerous mustangs that carried the express...

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Wednesday, October 5th, 2022

Desert Odyssey: The Horses Part II

“Wild Free roaming horses and burros are living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West and they contribute to the diversity of life forms within the Nation and enrich the lives of the American...

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Wednesday, September 28th, 2022

Desert Odyssey: The Horses

“Through all kinds of weather, through hardships and dangers, they faithfully bore their riders and the mail and took pride in doing their very best. Their hoof beats will sound down the ages…. echoing the romance of...

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Tuesday, September 20th, 2022

Desert Odyssey: The Riders: Part II

“No law. No order. No time or space. Danger was the desert’s breath, and the landscape changed with every wind” Zita Steele To pick back up on our discussion of the Pony Express riders, I will start...

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Wednesday, September 7th, 2022

Unexpected monsoonal storm more than dampens hike

The old saying that “aging isn’t for the faint at heart” has been true for this hiker and writer in 2022.  Stops and starts as physical ailments come and are recovered from has left this a sub-par...

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