Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

Outdoor Adventure

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

West Canyon is a great destination for an early season or fall hike

“I stay a little longer, as one stays, to cover up the embers that still burn.” —Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   A look directly west of Main Street in Grantsville is the Stansbury Mountain’s Onaqui Peak. Onaqui is a Goshute...

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Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Flood Canyon in the Oquirrh Mountains is a highly interesting place

Flood Canyon is a highly interesting place on the Western slope of the Oquirrh Mountains. Although it is close to Tooele, it is not easy to find and seldom visited, but it actually has a decent footpath...

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Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Want a tough hike? Nelson Peak is king of the Oquirrh Mountains

At 9,359 feet high in elevation, Nelson Peak dominates the Northern Oquirrh Mountains and looms large above the communities of Stansbury Park, Erda and Tooele. The peak is unique. Not only is it the tallest in its...

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Thursday, April 18th, 2013

Despite the difficult access, Bates Canyon offers solace close to Tooele

There is a road in Tooele Valley that bisects SR-36 in the vicinity of the Stansbury Park/Erda interface. It is called “Bates Canyon Road.” If you head west on it from the highway, you will see Stansbury...

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Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Memories from the Deep Creek Mountains are forever on the trail edge of my mind

The time Gordon Lightfoot speaks about in his song still exists in the Utah Desert. The Deep Creek Mountains have been relatively untouched and unchanged by man. The rocky glacial peaks of the Deep Creeks support a...

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Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Though seldom visited, Deep Creek Mountains capture the imagination with their high peaks

The Deep Creek Mountains in Western Utah have captured the imagination of man for thousands of years. Though they are seldom visited, when approached these mountains cause you to pause and stare at the large, bold peaks...

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Thursday, March 28th, 2013

The Deep Creek Mountains provide many treasures to discover, explore

The subject of the next several articles is the incredible Deep Creek Mountains in the extreme western portion of Tooele and Juab Counties. These mountains are the most remote and least visited in Utah, and certainly rank...

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Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Pioneer George W. Boyd helped settle a wild and dangerous land

George W. Boyd, will be better remembered for his great contributions to the settlement of a wild and dangerous land. “We must go beyond textbooks, go into the by-paths and untrodden depths of the wilderness, and travel...

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Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Pole Canyon takes some work, but is worth every step forward

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.”  —John Muir   The canyons on the northwest side of the Oquirrh Mountains are difficult to reach, but if you put forth the effort, you will...

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Thursday, March 7th, 2013

A morning walk on the desert can be refreshing

There are few things in life that are more amazing to witness than a sunrise on the desert, especially when you witness it from the middle of a vast wilderness. The dark of the night begins to...

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