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A couple of years, ago I wrote an article about the value of a GPS on the trail. I ride with a Garmin Montana 600. Back then I was using a Garmin 60CSX, which is an upgrade from the Garmin eTrex Vista – my first GPS.

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In the high-end world of sports sedans there are a number of choices making those that can afford them very happy, very happy indeed. With vehicles that are set up to provide more horsepower than most of us would ever deem necessary (unless pulling something like a mobile home behind them) a…

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The day dawned bright and clear. I was going on a ride with my grandson, Michael. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky – well just a little wisp of one toward the south. Little did we know what that wisp of a cloud was going to do.

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Axes, hatchets and tomahawks are flying freely in Northern Utah as the blade-flinging recreational craze opens in new locations with expanded activities —and beer licenses — in place.

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Utah’s heritage of pioneering is both noble and unique. Yet when it comes to our collective landscaping choices, many choose to landscape as if they live in New York, Japan or England. The plants chosen to decorate those types of landscapes are usually not well-suited to Utah summers and mak…

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Some of my favorite ATV trails are in the San Rafael Swell. Revisiting them renews the excitement I had when I rode them the first time. When I take people with me who haven’t been there before, it makes it even better.

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The Bureau of Land Management led a public auto tour along a National Backcountry Byway that follows the original Promontory Branch north of the Great Salt Lake, on Saturday, May 4, 2019, on the Transcontinental Railroad route. The tour happened just days before the 150th anniversary of the …

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An ATV or UTV has a basic list of features, and there is a balance between the features included and the price of the machine. Too many features drive the price high. Not enough and the machine loses its appeal.

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Participating in any sport requires a measure of responsibility as a role model. When riding in the backcountry in any kind of Off Highway Vehicle (OHV), people you encounter will form an opinion of you. It is a natural reaction to just your being there.

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Cottontail rabbits have done really well in Utah over the past few years. It was only a matter of time, though, before the ups and downs of a 10-year population cycle caught up to them.

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My interest in the Polaris General was piqued when it was introduced in 2016. Not having as much utility as the Ranger nor being as sporty as the RZR, the General had a nice mix of utility and sport.

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Nine years ago, I rode the Hog Canyon trails on an ATV and had determined never to go back — especially after surviving some harrowing sections of the trail that still bring back memories. I have said it before and I’ll say it again, “There is no use crying — it will just fog up your goggles.”

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Seeing the snow on the mountains and experiencing the first hard freeze of fall, some may be thinking that the riding season is over. Before you think about pickling your pride and joy for the winter, there is one more jamboree that is worth your attention.

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As a person who loves to spend time in the back country, I am increasingly aware of the responsibility that goes with forays into the forests and canyons of Utah. The potential I have as an individual to impact areas I enjoy has made me more sensitive to principles of responsible and ethical…

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The NUATV club responded when the call went out from the Public Lands Equal Access Alliance (PLEAA) in conjunction with the Forest Service to help sign trails on the Shoshone Trail System. It was a chance to give back service in providing assistance to maintain trails we like to ride.

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With more than 1,200 wildfires in Utah this year burning over 383 square miles of land, one might wonder if the only fall colors to see will be some shade of black. As reported Sunday in the Standard-Examiner, there are eight active wildfires currently burning.