Planning for ATV adventures in 2014

Xplore Utah Dec-31-2013
By Lynn Blamires - Tue, Dec 31, 2013 5:22 pm
Excellent opportunities abound in the ATV/UTV jamborees that showcase Utah’s great backcountry trails. Featuring guides who know the trails and the history of the area, these jamborees provide riders of all skill levels a first-class riding experience. The following is a preview of each jamboree in order of occurrence: Tri-State ATV Jamboree in Hurricane — March 13-15 This four-day event starts... Read more.

An ATV adventure in Fillmore's west desert

Xplore Utah Dec-04-2013
By Lynn Blamires - Wed, Dec 4, 2013 3:32 pm
Mountain trails are fairly predictable. You can expect pine forests, stands of aspen, and high altitudes with spectacular views. Desert trails, on the other hand are full of surprises. Such was the case on a ride I took west of Fillmore. I had heard about one feature on this trail called the, “Lace Curtain”. That alone sparked my curiosity enough to go investigate. I took this trail in May and... Read more.

Public rentals proposed for Forest Service cabins

Xplore Utah Nov-19-2013
By Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff - Tue, Nov 19, 2013 5:39 pm
The public would be able to enjoy the national forest lands of Northern Utah in a new way while providing needed revenue for the management of those lands under a new proposal from the U.S. Forest Service. The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is seeking comments on a plan to add 11 of its historic cabins into a rental program, offering a new recreation opportunity that is not currently... Read more.

Montana's mighty MIssouri

Xplore Utah Oct-02-2013
By Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff - Tue, Oct 1, 2013 6:21 pm
CRAIG, Mont. — We pulled into the campground at about 5 p.m. on a Sunday, with clouds in the sky threatening rain. The first auspicious sign of what kind of week we were about to have came right off the bat — there was only one site available, and it happened to be the best one of the lot. It’s spacious, shaded, and right on the riverbank. After backing in the camper trailer and getting settled... Read more.

Hiking through ancient forests in Pennsylvania

Xplore Utah Aug-21-2013
By Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff - Wed, Aug 21, 2013 1:52 pm
The popular phrase “out of the woods” generally refers to successfully overcoming some sort of difficulty or adversity. But on a recent trip to a lush, old-growth forest in western Pennsylvania, out of the woods was the last place I wanted to be. My parents, aunt and I were in the area to attend a family reunion with some distant relatives on my father’s side of the family, and thought we might... Read more.

Out with the old, in with the new

Xplore Utah Aug-06-2013
By Jeff DeMoss, Standard-Examiner staff - Tue, Aug 6, 2013 6:36 pm
From new trends to time-honored traditions, there was something for everyone who enjoys the outdoors at the recent Outdoor Retail Summer Market trade show in Salt Lake City. While much of the hype this year has been on the rapidly growing popularity of stand-up paddleboarding, more traditional pursuits such as fly fishing also had a presence at the outdoor recreation industry’s largest trade show... Read more.

Cedar Breaks in full bloom at high elevation

Xplore Utah Jul-16-2013
By Josh Huntsman, The Spectrum - Tue, Jul 16, 2013 4:10 pm
CEDAR CITY — Cedar Breaks National Monument is known for huge vistas that overlook natural amphitheaters, but for many visitors, the tiny blossoms on wildflowers bring as much enjoyment, especially during the annual Wildflower Festival, happening now through July 21. Las Vegas resident Stephen Kent said he loves escaping to the cooler temperatures of Cedar Breaks in the summer to see the... Read more.

Boaters: Take steps to avoid spread of quagga mussels

Xplore Utah May-14-2013
By Standard-Examiner staff - Tue, May 14, 2013 3:33 pm
Searchers are still finding quagga mussels at Lake Powell, and as Memorial Day weekend gets closer, boaters need to be aware of a three-step process they must put their boats through if they have been on the lake. So far this spring, searchers have found more than 115 quagga mussels attached to boats and boat docks at the Wahweap and Antelope Point marinas at the lake in Southern Utah. Larry... Read more.

Utah warns of snow melting and swift river dangers

By The Associated Press - Mon, May 13, 2013 2:47 pm
SALT LAKE CITY — The heat wave moving across Utah prompted officials to warn about the danger posed by swift-moving rivers and streams as the snow melt accelerates in the mountains. With high temperatures forecast in the upper 80s and 90s, the biggest concerns are in northern Utah where mid- and high-level snowpack is filling streams with icy cold water. National Weather Service hydrologist... Read more.

Muskegon State Park’s yurt an unusual way to camp

Xplore Utah Apr-09-2013
By Jonathan Stoner, The Associated Press - Tue, Apr 9, 2013 2:12 pm
MUSKEGON, Mich. — What is the circular dwelling that looks like a cross between a tent and a tepee in the woods next to the Winter Sports Complex? The answer is: a yurt. Traditionally, yurts were durable, round wooden framed tent-like structures with a domed roof and a felt fabric cover that originated with the nomadic people of Central Asia. Josh Fogel, a park ranger at Muskegon State Park, told... Read more.
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