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    (Erin Alberty | The Salt Lake Tribune)    The sun sets over the Pacific Ocean giving to the rocks on Rialto Beach a tangerine glow Aug. 24, 2016 in Olympic National Park. 12 Months of National Parks — No. 12, Olympic: The sun sets on this adventure
    Olympic National Park • We have reached the end of our journey! My daughter and I started in September with our feet in the Atlantic Ocean. Twelve mo...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 11:08 am   |     |   Share
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    (Nate Carlisle  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Ann’s Trail in Draper, as seen on June 20, 2016, by starting at the Potato Hill Trailhead, is a two-hour hike that includes some shade and views of the southern Salt Lake Valley. Utah Hike of the Week: East fork of Ann’s Trail in Draper
    The trail is named for Ann Parr, an advocate for trails and open spaces in Draper and the Corner Canyon area of Salt Lake County. She died in 2012. ...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 02:46 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty | The Salt Lake Tribune)    The ’party’ room of Lehman Cave hosted gin-soaked revelry during Prohibitions, rangers say; it is damp and quiet on July 24, 2016. 12 Months of National Parks — No. 11, Great Basin: Miles of adventure fit in one little ring
    The gnarled branches of a bristlecone pine act out the story of the rings inside. They writhe toward the sky like a frame from a stop-motion film, a h...
    Updated Aug 24 2016 11:01 am   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Penstemon perch above a canyon June 10, 2016 on the Step House trail in Mesa Verde National Park. 12 Months of National Parks — No. 10, Mesa Verde: A detour from the plan leads to floral delights
    My trip to Mesa Verde National Park didn’t go exactly as I had planned. I visited with my daughter and mother-in-law in June, the 10th in my family’s...
    Updated Aug 24 2016 10:08 am   |     |   Share
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    Courtesy  |  Mary Demorest   A statue of Paul Revere gleams outside the Old North Church on Sept. 29, 2015 in Boston. 12 Months of National Parks: The error of rushing history in Boston Historic Park
    People who make grand national-parks tours may be susceptible to check-it-off-itis. Sufferers of this disease tend to blow quickly through parks witho...
    Updated Aug 22 2016 10:44 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Sundial Peak overlooks Lake Blanche in Big Cottonwood Canyon, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Backfires to be set against blaze burning in Big Cottonwood Canyon, closing some hiking trails
    Firefighters and the U.S. Forest Service on Monday plan to set backfires against a blaze that’s burning in Big Cottonwood Canyon. The Mineral Fork Fi...
    Updated Aug 20 2016 09:58 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    A coyote prowls the prairie May 25, 2016 at Wind Cave National Park. 12 Months of National Parks — No. 9, Wind Cave: Drama unfolds in a quiet corner of the prairie
    Some of the most interesting surprises in the national parks are in the back corners: the places that aren’t widely promoted and don’t see much traffi...
    Updated Aug 22 2016 08:59 am   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Wildflowers bloom in a carpet near the road to Dante’s View on April 2, 2016 in Death Valley National Park. 12 Months of National Parks — No. 8, Death Valley: The poetry of survival
    Few things in nature achieve the poetry of a desert wildflower. The beauty and the brevity of a bloom give each petal a bit of magic. They require a s...
    Updated Aug 22 2016 10:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Jessica Miller  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Luigi the dog takes a swim at Bourbon Lake. Utah Hike of the Week: Bourbon Lake in the Uinta Mountains
    Directions • From Evanston, Wyoming, take the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway (Utah Highway 150) south for 39 miles. If coming from Kamas, take Center Street...
    Updated Aug 18 2016 03:37 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Hikers approach a bridge as hoodoos stand sentry over the trail to Mossy Cave on March 31, 2016 in Bryce Canyon National Park. 12 Months of National Parks — No. 7, Bryce Canyon: The $10 lifetime senior pass needs to end
    Bryce Canyon is the single most impressive thing I have ever seen in a national park. I remember my first trip, when I was in eighth grade. I was fro...
    Updated Aug 18 2016 07:25 pm   |     |   Share
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    Craig Buschmann  |  Courtesy  This alligator keeps its cool despite having its tail swatted by a tourist Feb. 4, 2016 on the Anhinga Trail at Everglades National Park. 12 Months of National Parks — No. 6, Everglades: Please don’t spank the gator
    People do dumb things with wild animals. That’s a fact of life in national parks. In the 1920s, mule deer fawns began to disappear from Yosemite as v...
    Updated Aug 18 2016 01:37 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    An anhinga stretches its wings along the Convoy Point Trail on Jan. 29, 2016 in Biscayne National Park. The Turkey Point nuclear plant can be seen in the background. 12 Months of National Parks — No. 5, Biscayne: A threatened park claws its way forward
    Coming from Utah, it’s hard to imagine a national park with views of a city skyline. Sure, Zion Canyon may at times feel like Times Square, but our pa...

    Updated Aug 18 2016 01:37 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    The author’s daughter catches her balance on an icy pothole Dec. 2, 2015 on Whale Rock in Canyonlands National Park. 12 Months of National Parks — No. 4, Canyonlands: The best fun may require a child’s eyes
    One thing I regret as I take my daughter from national park to national park is that she won’t remember any of it. Saskia was 2 when we started, and ...
    Updated Aug 15 2016 03:25 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Mountain goats meander near the summit of Mount Timpanogos on Sunday morning, July 24, 2016. Utah Hike of the Week: Mount Timpanogos via Timpooneke Trail
    Directions • From Interstate 15, take exit 284 for Timpanogos Highway and drive east toward American Fork Canyon until the tollbooth. As of 2016, the ...
    Updated Aug 18 2016 07:51 am   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Two snowmen greet hikers on the Broken Arch trail Nov. 29, 2015 at Arches National Park. 12 Months of National Parks — No. 3, Arches: Are national park rules too strict?
    Pointing this out can elicit a fair bit of defensiveness among national park advocates, but I think it’s important to note: National parks have a lot ...
    Updated Aug 15 2016 03:25 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    The author’s daughter, Saskia, tries out a move called The Waterpocket Fold on Oct. 4, 2015 in Capitol Reef National Park. 12 months of national parks — No. 2, Capitol Reef: ‘People shouldn’t be here’
    I once took a friend from back east to Capitol Reef. It was her first trip to any desert. We stopped at a scenic pullout and gazed over the beautifu...
    Updated Aug 12 2016 05:50 pm   |     |   Share
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    Courtesy  |  Craig Buschmann  The author’s daughter, Saskia, approaches the Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 29, 2015 from a beach at Acadia National Park. 12 Months of National Parks — No. 1, Acadia: Small children love nature, but on their own level
    In touring a dozen national parks this year, the biggest challenge also was the biggest benefit: My daughter Saskia was only 2 when we started. It co...
    Updated Aug 10 2016 02:26 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Visiting a national park each month for year makes for a long and winding road — as pictured Oct. 4, 2015 at the Burr Trail switchbacks in Capitol Reef National Park. 12 months of national parks: A mother-daughter tour
    It’s easy to take national parks for granted in Utah. We have five parks right here, plus another dozen National Park Service (NPS) sites. It’s also k...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 08:59 am   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    A young hiker climbs onto a rock in Singing Canyon, along the Burr Trail Road in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Utah Hike of the Week: Singing Canyon — Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
    Do you dream of seeing one of the famed slot canyons of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument — but without a hot approach through the open dese...
    Updated Aug 04 2016 04:59 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    The final steps of the trail to Dog Lake cut through a lush meadow above Brighton. Utah Hike of the Week: Dog Lake — Brighton
    This is a fantastic, baby-steps leg of the Brighton Lakes trail system. It’s slightly easier than Lake Mary and, some might say, a prettier destinatio...
    Updated Jul 28 2016 04:26 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Desert shrubs put out a spray of spring blooms May 1, 2016, amidst colorful soil layers near Moonshine Tanks in the San Rafael Swell. Gallery: Utah hiking photos from spring and summer 2016
    Depending on when you start counting, hiking season — and the summer — is half finished. So let’s take a look at where Utah Hike of the Week has gone...
    Updated Jul 26 2016 09:40 am   |     |   Share
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    (Lennie Mahler  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    A mountain goat looks for food near the summit of Mount Timpanogos on Sunday morning, July 24, 2016. A hike up Mount Timpanogos to see the sunrise
    In darkness late Saturday, Salt Lake Tribune photographer Lennie Mahler and some friends arrived at a trailhead and began the hike up to Mount Timpano...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 11:39 am   |     |   Share
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    (Nate Carlisle  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    The Creek View Trail, seen here on June 28, 2016, in Draper is part of the Corner Canyon trail system. The trail is 3.46 miles from the Corner Canyon Trailhead to the Coyote Hollow Trailhead. Utah Hike of the Week: Creek View Trail in Draper
    Directions • The trail can be accessed on its north end at Corner Canyon Trailhead, next to the Andy Ballard Equestrian Center at 1266 E. 13400 South...
    Updated Aug 04 2016 03:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    Video: Lake Fork Trailhead near Moon Lake is the path for out-of-the-way hiking
    The rangers on the Ashley National Forest, in eastern Utah, have produced a series of videos about the forest and recreation there. The embedded video...
    Updated Jul 18 2016 09:51 am   |     |   Share
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    (Nate Carlisle | The Salt Lake Tribune)    Deer Lake, seen here on July 11, 2016, sits on the south slope of the Uinta Mountains in the Ashley National Forest. Utah Hike of the Week: Deer Lake in Yellowstone Canyon
    Directions • From the town of Duchesne, drive north on State Route 87 and follow it for 23 miles. The road will wind. Turn north again on 2100 West, ...
    Updated Jul 14 2016 05:07 pm   |     |   Share
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    (|  Tribune File Photo)    Hikers on the trail to Kings Peak. Video: Yellowstone and Swift Creek Trailhead can be path up Kings Peak in the Uinta Mountains
    The rangers on the Ashley National Forest, in eastern Utah, have produced a series of videos about the forest and recreation there. The embedded vide...
    Updated Jul 11 2016 06:57 am   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Ice columns begin to thaw in Mossy Cave on March 31, 2016 in Bryce Canyon National Park. Utah Hike of the Week: Mossy Cave — Bryce Canyon National Park
    Amidst soaring midsummer temperatures, the hike to Mossy Cave offers a refreshing splash in the water and a breath of cool air for hikers of all ages ...
    Updated Aug 18 2016 05:49 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Jessica Miller  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Strong’s Canyon trail in Ogden. Utah Hike of the Week: Strongs Canyon in Ogden
    Directions • From Interstate 15, take exit 341 and go east. Turn right on Wall Avenue, then turn left at 36th Street. Continue on 36th Street, and the...
    Updated Jul 07 2016 12:07 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Wildflowers surround the trail at Limber Flag. Video: Uinta Canyon Trailhead is gateway to a load of lakes
    The rangers on the Ashley National Forest, in eastern Utah, have produced a series of videos about the forest and recreation there. The embedded vide...
    Updated Jul 07 2016 01:01 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Sand Dune Arch appears with a dusting of snow at Arches National Park. Utah Hike of the Week: Sand Dune Arch — Arches National Park
    A quick, cool hike sheltered from the desert sun, Sand Dune Arch is a great stop at Arches National Park. The path takes you into a narrow fortress of...
    Updated Jun 23 2016 04:48 pm   |     |   Share