By Nick Short, Standard-Examiner staff - Tue, Apr 2, 2013 6:36 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 2:49 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 3:18 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 1:37 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 12:43 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 6:02 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 4:24 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.
By Dan Cottam, Scott Hess, Special to the Standard-Examiner - Thu, Nov 8, 2012 10:26 am
The Wild Rose Trail in North Salt Lake is one of the newest and most exciting trail networks in Davis County. The city has been continuously adding new trails and features to keep people coming back. The original Wild Rose Trail was a popular 2.5-mile out-and-back trail that peaks at a local ridgeline, providing expansive views of southern Davis County. At the top of the ridgeline, the trail... Read more.
By The Associated Press - Thu, Oct 18, 2012 5:41 pm
PROVO — One of the two young men accused of setting potentially deadly booby traps along a popular hiking trail in Utah has been sentenced to 20 days in jail. Twenty-year-old Benjamin Rutkowski was also ordered Wednesday to complete a year of probation and pay $760 in fines, according to the Provo Daily Herald. The Orem resident had pleaded guilty to misdemeanor reckless endangerment. The second... Read more.
By Terry Richard, The Oregonian - Fri, Oct 12, 2012 11:19 pm
TROUT CREEK MOUNTAINS, Ore. — Stars sparkle like jewels in the night sky over the Oregon desert, the vast southeastern landscape that makes up a quarter of the state. Jewels are evident by day, too, from Hart Mountain’s rich wildlife habitat to the Owyhee River’s colorful canyons. These special settings, rough on the edges but so rewarding for those who love them, may soon be connected by a trail... Read more.