Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

Outdoor Adventure

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Rewards are many for taking foothill walks at night

I decided to go for an evening walk in the Stansbury Mountain foothills the other night because it is a different world there when the sun goes down. I headed east on SR-199 towards Johnson’s Pass and in...

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

From waves to emigrants, Timpie Point has a wondrous story to tell

But so it was with me, for I had traveled so much in the vicinity of the Salt Lake that it had become my home of the wilderness.” —Jedediah Strong Smith  Not far west from Tooele Valley’s...

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Thursday, April 16th, 2015

Martin’s Fork is one of the Stanburys’ unknown treasures

Some of the best trails in the Stansbury Mountains are the ones that are not well known. Martin’s Fork of Box Elder Canyon is one such trail. The attraction of this canyon is that it has several...

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Thursday, April 9th, 2015

With extreme weather variations, deer pay a heavy price on the Stansbury Mountains

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains un-awakened.” —Anatole France   If you explore the Oquirrh or Stansbury Mountains, mule deer is the wild animal you will most likely see. The mule...

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Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Coyote, Big Horn Sheep are part of local mountain’s allure

While we may consider some of the animal inhabitants of the Stansbury Mountains to be common, when viewed through new eyes, these familiar creatures that we may even consider as pests, become fascinating and even valuable. The...

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Thursday, March 26th, 2015

You might not see them, but mountain lions always see you

In my previous article on trees of the Stansbury Mountains, I covered the sub-alpine fir. There is another tree that is a true “Pine” that inhabits the same climate zone as the sub-alpine fir: the limber pine....

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Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Trees of the Stansbury Mountains have their own special allure

“God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches and a thousand tempests and floods, but he cannot save them from fools.” —John Muir   There are many different kinds of trees along the...

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Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Explore the scenic Stansbury Mountains

The Stansbury Mountains are scenic and unique. The range is located west of Tooele and Grantsville on the boundary of two dissimilar geographic regions — the Great Basin to the west and the Rocky Mountains to the...

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Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Winter can be a pain, but Lambs Canyon opens to another world

This Utah winter has been strange and unusually warm, to say the least. Although it’s a pain to shovel snow and drive on icy roads, many of us enjoy winter and look forward to the season. That...

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Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Since ancient times, Simpson Mountains have nourished man

“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God, because only then does one feel that all is...

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