Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

Outdoor Adventure

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Lone Rock is a place to explore and ponder the distant past

One of the most familiar sites in Tooele County is “Lone Rock” at the northern end of Skull Valley. This rock outcrop, which seems to float on the valley floor like an old battleship, is a fascinating...

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Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

Herds of mule deer await the hiker who climbs east of Erda

“Don’t quit, suffer now, and live every day the rest of your life as a Champion.” —Muhammad Ali For the last eight years, I’ve looked out the back window from my home at a mountain I want...

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Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Coyote Canyon offers a great — and nearby — vista for a sunset

“It’s a dangerous business Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no telling where you might be swept off to.” —J.R.R. Tolkien East of Adobe Rock,...

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Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Snowshoe journey to Dog Lake offers break from valley muck

“In the depth of winter I finally learned that in me there is an invincible summer.” —Albert Camus Last Sunday started with a few inches of heavy, new snow on the landscape and my truck. It was...

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Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Neas carved his niche on the Pony Express

“Courage is being scared to death, and saddling up anyway.” —John Wayne John Wayne is one of my family’s favorite actors, both for the individuals he always portrayed who mastered their fear in difficult situations, and for...

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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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