By Matt Markey, Toledo Blade - Mon, Jul 15, 2013 5:18 pm
It used to be an expression of disgust: “Take a hike.” But times have changed. Now that phrase can mean you care about someone’s health and want to treat them to an adventure in the great outdoors. Author and hiker extraordinaire Jeff Alt takes every opportunity to preach the gospel of hiking. Alt sees a good walk outdoors as an elixir for much of what ails folks and a means to connect with... Read more.
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.
By Lynn Blamires - Tue, Oct 1, 2013 6:11 pm
I have written about Chicken Creek before and while I like to write about new trails, sometimes the story is in the adventure. When the weather is involved, a story is likely. Ten miles south of Nephi, Chicken Creek Canyon climbs east out of Levan. Traveling toward the canyon, the road comes to a ‘T’ intersection with a sign pointing to Pigeon Creek on the left and Chicken Creek on the right.... Read more.
By Nick Short, Standard-Examiner staff - Tue, Apr 2, 2013 7:36 pm
Running into a bison in the dark is not most people’s idea of fun. It is noon on a blustery and snowy Friday in March. One man is rubbing anti-perspirant on his feet in a tent to help stave off blisters. Surrounding him are runners, looking rather nonchalant about what is about to happen. “I go back and forth from being super intrigued and excited, and then just wanting to throw up and go home... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Thu, Mar 28, 2013 3:49 pm
DETROIT — Plans are moving forward for a hiking and biking trail from Belle Isle park in Detroit to Ironwood on the Wisconsin boundary in the western Upper Peninsula, and one man is getting ready to walk the route even though it’s not anywhere near completion. Officials with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources plan to meet with trail organizations and community planners next month about... Read more.
By Amanda Gentry, Special to the Standard-Examiner - Wed, Mar 6, 2013 4:18 pm
This month’s featured Take-A-Hike article focuses on Strongs Canyon located at the 36th Street trailhead just above Weber State University. The trail is within minutes of downtown Ogden and provides varying levels of exercise. One of the unique features of the Wasatch Front is the variety in geologic phenomena that you encounter along the mountain front. At Strongs Canyon, hikers and bikers... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Thu, Jan 24, 2013 2:37 pm
CHARLEVOIX, Mich. — The second of three phases of a proposed recreational pathway that would run from Charlevoix to Boyne City may have to be scaled back. That’s because officials say they now are expecting less funding from the state through a federal stimulus grant. County parks and recreation director Ross Maxwell broke the news to the Charlevoix County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday. The... Read more.
By Standard-Examiner staff - Wed, Jan 9, 2013 1:43 am
Looking for an excuse to get away from the soupy haze and smog that have settled in along the Wasatch Front? An annual event highlighting some of Northern Utah’s best trails may be just the ticket. Saturday marks the celebration of Winter Trails Day, with three locations in the area hosting a variety of snowshoeing and cross-country skiing events. The closest to home will be at North Fork Park... Read more.
By David Owen, Standard-Examiner correspondent - Wed, Jan 2, 2013 7:02 pm
Picking just one trail to write about each month is no easy feat considering all of Ogden’s wonderful options. A few candidates for January’s edition were Malan’s Peak — an epic winter-time adventure with huge elevation gain and breathtaking views — or perhaps Jump-Off Canyon or Hidden Valley. Both are local gems. However, rumblings of a new, relatively unknown trail emerged as the go-to topic... Read more.
By Marshall Konzen, Special to the Standard-Examiner - Fri, Dec 7, 2012 5:24 pm
The Hidden Valley Trail above Ogden’s 22nd Street rewards the hardy hiker with spectacular views of the Wasatch Mountains. While not for everyone, it’s a great escape from the more crowded trails below. The trail starts from some rock steps on the Indian Trail. Start at the 22nd Street trailhead and go up Indian Trail. After hiking about 10 to 15 minutes, you’ll see the steps on the right. The... Read more.