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Tom Wharton


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    Summer ritual: Driving the Mirror Lake Highway
    It’s often easy to take Utah’s incredible beauty for granted. That thought occurred Thursday. A cousin from England came to visit and had never seen t...
    Updated Aug 26 2016 10:24 am   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Canyonlands National Park as seen from Orange Cliffs Overlook Wednesday August 24, 2016. National parks — like Utah’s Canyonlands — have often generated controversy
    As thousands celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Park System today, inspirational words will be written about one of America’s greatest gi...
    Updated Aug 25 2016 12:23 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Tribune file photo)   Elk roam in Yellowstone National Park. Officials tallied an increase in the elk population this winter. A personal celebration of national parks
    Contemplating the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service that occurs Thursday, memories of dozens of special moments at parks throughout the U...
    Updated Aug 24 2016 09:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   A four-wheel drive car travels the road popular with mountain bikers that makes up the White Rim trail in Canyonlands. Celebrate the National Park Service 100th birthday in Utah this week
    President Woodrow Wilson signed the act that created the National Park Service on Aug. 25, 1916. The mission of the new agency was “to conserve the sc...
    Updated Aug 23 2016 09:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    Salt Lake City needs help finding bats
    Salt Lake City’s Parks and Public Lands division is looking for help from people living around the mouth of Parleys Canyon and nearby foothills who mi...
    Updated Aug 22 2016 12:34 pm   |     |   Share
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    Utah archery deer hunt opens Saturday
    The archery deer hunt, the first major hunt of the fall in Utah, opens Saturday and there is great optimism that it should be a good one. Utah Divisio...
    Updated Aug 19 2016 09:47 am   |     |   Share
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    Duck numbers look good this year
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently released its 2016 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations and the news is mostly good for hunters and wildlife...
    Updated Aug 18 2016 09:20 am   |     |   Share
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    Nate Nickerson  |  Courtesy  Late 1950’s Porsche 356, brought to Bonneville by owner from California. While speed trials resume, enthusiasts worry about condition of salt
    It was great to get back on the Bonneville Salt Flats Tuesday for Speed Week. Few events are as colorful. The white salt coupled with all sorts of cus...
    Updated Aug 17 2016 11:21 am   |     |   Share
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    (Erin Alberty  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    The author’s daughter plays in snow near the Devils Garden campground Nov. 29, 2015 at Arches National Park. Construction in 2017 to close Arches campground, some trailheads
    Arches National Park’s popular Devil’s Garden Campground will be closed for much of 2017 as the park begins a major road reconstruction program. The ...
    Updated Aug 16 2016 08:49 am   |     |   Share
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    Courtesy of Ryan Mosley of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources  Black crappie, fathead minnow, sterile walleye, yellow perch, wiper, mountain whitefish, Colorado River cutthroat trout and tiger trout -- all seen L to R in this photo -- are the fish biologists have stocked into Red Fleet Reservoir. The minnows will provide food for the larger fish. Red Fleet fishery showing improvement
    The effort to improve and restore the fishery at Red Fleet Reservoir 10 miles north of Vernal apparently is going well. The reservoir was treated with...
    Updated Aug 15 2016 10:43 am   |     |   Share
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    Floods cause Canyonlands backcountry road issues
    If you are planning on taking a four-wheel drive trip into Canyonlands in the next few days, check with rangers to see if where you are going is open....
    Updated Aug 12 2016 11:13 am   |     |   Share
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    Park City gets number one rating for summer bargains
    Ski resorts often offer one of the great bargains for Utah travelers looking to enjoy a close-to-home vacation. Great resorts that fill during the win...
    Updated Aug 11 2016 08:54 am   |     |   Share
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    Take a hunter safety course to learn about guns
    It’s a fact of life that whether parents like it or not, their kids will likely be exposed to a gun sometime in their lives. That’s why it isn’t a bad...
    Updated Aug 10 2016 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
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    Using travel insurance in case of airline delays
    Whenever I book an expensive vacation, I purchase travel insurance. You never know when a family emergency might arise. I actually used it earlier thi...
    Updated Aug 09 2016 10:58 am   |     |   Share
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    Heber Valley Fly Fishing Festival set Friday and Saturday
    Sometimes small local events can offer big time educational benefit while providing a fun atmosphere. The seventh annual Heber Valley Fly Fishing Fest...
    Updated Aug 08 2016 09:42 am   |     |   Share
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    Utah companies well represented at Outdoor Retailer
    Having attended the SHOT Show in Las Vegas the past few years that features hunting and firearms companies, I’ve always been impressed at the number o...
    Updated Aug 04 2016 05:32 pm   |     |   Share
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    Outdoor Retailers team with boy scout camp
    Much is written about the economic impact that occurs every time Salt Lake City hosts the Outdoor Retailer trade show. That impact is real and importa...
    Updated Aug 03 2016 09:22 am   |     |   Share
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    New gear reveals outdoor trends
    Looking at new products being promoted by manufacturers at the Outdoor Retailer trade show which opens Wednesday at the Salt Palace gives hints as to ...
    Updated Aug 02 2016 12:56 pm   |     |   Share
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    Outdoor Retailer: More than just a trade show
    The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market opens Wednesday at the Salt Palace and while the public cannot attend the huge trade show, much of the business at ...
    Updated Aug 01 2016 12:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    Mesa Verde celebrating parks centennial
    Colorado’s Mesa Verde National Park, a surprisingly short drive for Wasatch Front residents, is preparing for the 100th anniversary of the National Pa...
    Updated Jul 27 2016 11:03 am   |     |   Share
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    Idaho County opposes land transfer
    Living in Utah, it might seem as though most government entities are all in with the idea of the state taking control over public lands. But that is n...
    Updated Jul 26 2016 11:22 am   |     |   Share
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    Terror attacks influencing travel plans
    To celebrate my retirement from full-time employment, my wife Nancy and I booked a three-week trip to Europe in April with stops in Amsterdam, Brussel...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 12:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Courtesy Utah Division of Wildlife Resources) You could see as many as 100 mountain goats at this year’s Tushar Mountain Goat Watch. Division of Wildlife Resources offers free ‘Goat Watch’ on the Tushars
    Beaver Canyon and the Tushar Mountains east of the town of Beaver are one of those places that few Wasatch Front people have ever explored. Yet, this ...
    Updated Jul 22 2016 03:05 pm   |     |   Share
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    Engen Museum unveils Stein Eriksen exhibit
    The Alf Engen Ski Museum located inside the Utah Olympic Park unveiled a new exhibit Wednesday honoring the legendary Stein Eriksen. The new exhibit c...
    Updated Jul 21 2016 11:12 am   |     |   Share
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    Utah could learn from Montana anglers’ access signs
    One of the benefits of hitting the road for a long out of state trip is that a person can observe the way things might be done somewhat differently. I...
    Updated Jul 20 2016 01:51 pm   |     |   Share
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    A screen shot from Jim and Will Pattiz’s latest video, featuring Grand Teton National Park, in their More Than Just Parks series. Brothers capture beauty of Grand Teton National Park in latest video
    The Pattiz brothers finished another video that showcases the beauty of a national park. Jim and Will Pattiz headed to nearby Grand Teton National Pa...
    Updated Jul 14 2016 11:25 am   |     |   Share
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    Outdoor infrastructure grants available
    The Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation has announced the addition of youth programs in a list of groups that can apply for the Utah Outdoor Recreation ...
    Updated Jul 13 2016 11:27 am   |     |   Share
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    Utah anglers signing up for and completing cutthroat slam
    Interest among anglers wishing to complete Utah’s Cutthroat Slam appears to be high. What, exactly, is the cutthroat slam? It is a program established...
    Updated Jul 12 2016 01:16 pm   |     |   Share
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    It’s time to pick fruit at Capitol Reef
    Though Capitol Reef National Park is primarily a scenic area, the National Park Service has preserved some historic structures and orchards to celebra...
    Updated Jul 11 2016 09:48 am   |     |   Share
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    (Franciso Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Glimpses of the scenic famed walls of Zion National Park flash by motorists as they travel through the mile long tunnel along the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway. Zion National Park receives preservation grant
    Zion National Park is one of the recipients of a grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and American Express. The grant was determine...
    Updated Jul 08 2016 12:31 pm   |     |   Share