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Book Review

Book Review

Resurrection–Glen Canyon and a New Vision for the American West By Annette McGivney Photos by James Kay 1st edition 2009 Braided River Books 169 pages Glen Canyon once harbored more prehistoric Native American archaeological sites than almost anywhere else in the Southwest (nearly three thousand were found during a hurried 1950’s pre-dam survey). In Resurrection, […]

Provo’s Rock Canyon and Climbing routes endangered

Provo’s Rock Canyon and Climbing routes endangered

Rock Canyon near Provo is under assault from a landowner who wished to quarry rock from the cliffs in the canyon. Long a popular site for rock climbing, and other recreational pursuits, the canyon would essentially be degraded for further pursuit of these activities. Richard Davis of Springdell owns 50% of the mining claim in […]

Moab to offer the Whole Enchilada

Moab to offer the Whole Enchilada

At the April meeting of Trail Mix, Grand County’s non-motorized trail committee, Moab mountain bike advocates (along with their hiking and equestrian brethren) enjoyed a hearty lunch of enchiladas, publicly sharing what so many mountain bikers have been secretly enjoying for years—the Whole Enchilada. The trail is a collection of routes which stretches from Burro […]

Rockstacker approved by BLM

Rockstacker approved by BLM

The old-is-new Rockstacker section of the Amasa Back trail outside Moab is aptly named. The name suggests activity on the trail’s part, and it can feel as though the terrain is intentionally stacking the odds against riders and their fragile collarbones. But following some of Moab’s more experienced and adept local riders down the route […]

Park Rescues

Park Rescues

Between 2001 and 2005, there were more than 1,100 search and rescue operations at National Park units in the state, according to recently released data. Of those, 60 percent involved men, and most ran into problems while hiking or boating. Heat, fatigue, a lack of preparedness, insufficient equipment, and darkness led the list of sources […]

Dead Horse State Park to Un-Bridle Three New Trails

Dead Horse State Park to Un-Bridle Three New Trails

Dead Horse Point State Park is getting ready to open three new hiking and biking loops in May. The non-motorized trails will consist of three nested loops varying in difficulty. The easier Intrepid Loop is approximately one mile long and links into the two larger trails. The Pyramid Loop is intermediate in difficulty, and the […]

 Book Review: Utah's Wasatch Range- Four Season Refuge

Book Review: Utah’s Wasatch Range- Four Season Refuge

Utah’s Wasatch Range: Four Season Refuge 25 Years of Photographs by Howie Garber Peter E. Randall- Publisher Portsmouth, NH 2012 211 pages     If you’ve been a regular reader of the Utah Adventure Journal, you’ve no doubt seen the work of frequent contributor Howie Garber. A resident of Salt Lake City for 40 years, […]