Rumination and reprieve in Utah's first wilderness

“The mountains are the means; the man is the end. The idea is to improve the man, not to reach the top.” —Walter Bonatti Poets, mountaineers and


How to pack for a multi-day trek

Nothing makes you feel more self-reliant than setting out on an adventure with everything you need on your back. There’s a fine line, however, between


O&A: WSU zoology professor discusses teaching in Austria

OGDEN -- Dr. Sam Zeveloff has shared his background in wilderness, wildlife and conservation with Weber State students for over three decades. This fall,


Trekking tips: meal planning

For multi-day trips through the backcountry or big day hikes, proper food preparation can often make or break the journey. “The most important thing is,


Deseret Peak: A wilderness story of the West

“We did not think of the great open plains, the beautiful rolling hills, and winding streams with tangled growth, as ‘wild.’ Only to the white


Help protect the Deseret Peak Wilderness

According to Salt Lake District Ranger Cathy Kahlow, the greatest threat to preserving the Deseret Peak Wilderness is disrespectful use from visitors.


Deseret Peak Wilderness at a glance

Year established by Congress: 1984 Total acres: 25,508 Highest point: Deseret Peak, 11,031 feet Location: Stansbury Mountains, near Grantsville in Tooele County


Outdoors Column - Growing up in the shadow of wilderness

I was lucky enough to grow up in the shadow of wilderness. My childhood home was in the foothills of the Wellsville Mountains, and Congress officially declared


Cache Valley to get Utah's newest ski resort despite hurdles

To open a ski resort from scratch, John Chadwick said, one needs a lot of money, usually from other people, and a lot of land. Then, before the first slope is


Buy winter season passes before prices jump

Temperatures may still hover in the comfortable 80-degree range and snow seems a long way off, but it’s time to start thinking about winter. It’s less

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