Outdoors - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/Outdoors/ Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Yosemite solving its bear problem by educating the animals — and visitors http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58436349-223/bears-bear-park-yosemite.html.csp Yosemite National Park, Calif. • It wasn’t that long ago that a trip to see Yosemite’s spectacular granite cliffs and splendid waterfalls was a descent into bear mayhem. In 1997, black bears broke into more than 600 cars in the park, searching for human food as they tore open the doors of Toyotas and Hondas, smashing minivan windows with their paws. The ursine marauders wandered into tents, overturned garbage cans and, on rare occasions, injured tourists. “You’d drive your car to the park and t... Yosemite National Park, Calif. • It wasn’t that long ago that a trip to see Yosemite’s spectacular granite cliffs and splendid waterfalls was a descent into bear mayhem. In 1997, black bears broke into more than 600 cars in the park, searching for human food as they tore open the doors of Toyotas and Hondas, smashing minivan windows with their paws. The ursine marauders wandered into tents, overturned garbage cans and, on rare occasions, injured tourists. “You’d drive your car to the park and t... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58436349@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:15:01 MDT Park Service approves improvements for Yellowstone’s Lamar Ranch http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58436311-223/amp-ranch-park-national.html.csp Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. • The National Park Service has approved a plan to make infrastructure improvements at the historic Lamar Buffalo Ranch in Yellowstone National Park. The planned improvements to various energy production systems at the ranch aim to conserve water and energy and reduce waste. For instance, one project involves installing a new micro hydro turbine. The Park Service says the project will increase the renewable energy available for use at the ranch and reduce the gre... Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. • The National Park Service has approved a plan to make infrastructure improvements at the historic Lamar Buffalo Ranch in Yellowstone National Park. The planned improvements to various energy production systems at the ranch aim to conserve water and energy and reduce waste. For instance, one project involves installing a new micro hydro turbine. The Park Service says the project will increase the renewable energy available for use at the ranch and reduce the gre... 58436311@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:03:02 MDT Where in Utah was this photo taken? Email your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win a book http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58429300-223/book-utah-brett-chance.html.csp This week • Send your guess, along with your name and address, to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win the book “Fishing Utah” by Brett Prettyman. Guesses must be submitted by noon Sept. 25. Include “Where” in your email subject line. Last week • Amanda Mitchell of South Jordan had her name drawn from the entries correctly identifying Sheep Creek Bay at Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Mitchell wins the book “Utah” by Tom and Gayen Wharton. This week • Send your guess, along with your name and address, to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win the book “Fishing Utah” by Brett Prettyman. Guesses must be submitted by noon Sept. 25. Include “Where” in your email subject line. Last week • Amanda Mitchell of South Jordan had her name drawn from the entries correctly identifying Sheep Creek Bay at Flaming Gorge Reservoir. Mitchell wins the book “Utah” by Tom and Gayen Wharton. 58429300@www.sltrib.com Sat, 20 Sep 2014 10:15:02 MDT Recreation: Fall leaves draw Utahns outside http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58370776-223/canyon-utah-east-fall.html.csp As fall approaches and nature paints mountains and canyons in hues of red, orange and gold, getting outdoors to enjoy the show is almost mandatory in Utah. Whether you plan to take a hike, enjoy a canyon drive, go picnicking or play golf at a canyon course such as Mountain Dell, Wasatch Mountain or Hobble Creek, autumn ranks among the best times of the year to be outdoors. Fall colors usually are best in Utah from mid-September through early October, with leaves in northern Utah changing first. ... As fall approaches and nature paints mountains and canyons in hues of red, orange and gold, getting outdoors to enjoy the show is almost mandatory in Utah. Whether you plan to take a hike, enjoy a canyon drive, go picnicking or play golf at a canyon course such as Mountain Dell, Wasatch Mountain or Hobble Creek, autumn ranks among the best times of the year to be outdoors. Fall colors usually are best in Utah from mid-September through early October, with leaves in northern Utah changing first. ... 58370776@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:44:41 MDT Lottery planned for Yellowstone snowmobile tags http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58390583-223/park-permits-lottery-yellowstone.html.csp Jackson Wyo. • The National Park Service is running a lottery to hand out a limited number of permits to allow snowmobilers to take self-guided trips in Yellowstone National Park this winter for the first time in more than a decade. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that the re-emergence of private riding in the park is part of a long-term plan that park officials completed last year. Park spokesman Al Nash says he expects big demand for private permits. They’re being distributed through a ... Jackson Wyo. • The National Park Service is running a lottery to hand out a limited number of permits to allow snowmobilers to take self-guided trips in Yellowstone National Park this winter for the first time in more than a decade. The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that the re-emergence of private riding in the park is part of a long-term plan that park officials completed last year. Park spokesman Al Nash says he expects big demand for private permits. They’re being distributed through a ... 58390583@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:44:41 MDT Gallery: Strut Your Mutt sashays in Salt Lake City http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58402426-223/lake-salt-dog-mutt.html.csp Dog owners and their prized pets convened Saturday for Strut Your Mutt in Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park. The annual festival included contests, dog costumes and an activity zone for kids. Proceeds benefited the Best Friends Animal Society’s No More Homeless Pets Network. For more information, go to www.strutyourmutt.org. Dog owners and their prized pets convened Saturday for Strut Your Mutt in Salt Lake City’s Liberty Park. The annual festival included contests, dog costumes and an activity zone for kids. Proceeds benefited the Best Friends Animal Society’s No More Homeless Pets Network. For more information, go to www.strutyourmutt.org. 58402426@www.sltrib.com Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:44:41 MDT Where in Utah was this photo taken? Email your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win a book http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58378563-223/book-utah-sltrib-week.html.csp This week • Send your guess, along with your name and address, to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win the book “Fishing Utah” by Brett Prettyman. Guesses must be submitted by noon Sept. 12. Include “Where” in your email subject line. Last week • Mark McKay had his name drawn from the entries correctly identifying the Historic Emigration Canyon Monument to the Ute Native American Nation at the mouth of Emigration Canyon and wins the book “Utah” by Tom and Gayen Wharton. This week • Send your guess, along with your name and address, to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win the book “Fishing Utah” by Brett Prettyman. Guesses must be submitted by noon Sept. 12. Include “Where” in your email subject line. Last week • Mark McKay had his name drawn from the entries correctly identifying the Historic Emigration Canyon Monument to the Ute Native American Nation at the mouth of Emigration Canyon and wins the book “Utah” by Tom and Gayen Wharton. 58378563@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 07:52:06 MDT Where in Utah was this photo taken? Submit your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win a book http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58352031-223/book-utah-brett-chance.html.csp This week • Send your guess, along with your name and address, to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win the book “Utah” by Tom and Gayen Wharton. Guesses must be submitted by noon Sept. 5. Include “Where” in your email subject line. Last week • Kendrick Shepherd had his name drawn from the entries correctly identifying Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park and wins the book “Fishing Utah” by Brett Prettyman. This week • Send your guess, along with your name and address, to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win the book “Utah” by Tom and Gayen Wharton. Guesses must be submitted by noon Sept. 5. Include “Where” in your email subject line. Last week • Kendrick Shepherd had his name drawn from the entries correctly identifying Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park and wins the book “Fishing Utah” by Brett Prettyman. 58352031@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:59:10 MDT Glacier National Park chalets celebrate a century http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58355887-223/chalet-park-chalets-granite.html.csp Glacier National Park, Mont. • On a rock outcropping, Granite Park Chalet sits as if suspended in the clouds. Around a bend on Glacier’s Highline Trail, the chalet comes into view, notifying weary hikers their trek is nearly over, or for day hikers, that a cold Gatorade and a place to rest awaits them. The chalet has stood on that outcropping for 100 years, a destination for backcountry travelers. It faced destruction numerous times, by fire, disrepair and lack of funding. But it still stands, o... Glacier National Park, Mont. • On a rock outcropping, Granite Park Chalet sits as if suspended in the clouds. Around a bend on Glacier’s Highline Trail, the chalet comes into view, notifying weary hikers their trek is nearly over, or for day hikers, that a cold Gatorade and a place to rest awaits them. The chalet has stood on that outcropping for 100 years, a destination for backcountry travelers. It faced destruction numerous times, by fire, disrepair and lack of funding. But it still stands, o... 58355887@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:59:10 MDT Bike trail in Central Oregon is a swampy classic http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58355959-223/trail-swampy-lakes-ridge.html.csp Bend, Ore. • Each summer in the high desert climate of Central Oregon, many singletrack trails turn into swaths of dust and sand. But when thunderstorms bring heavy rains to quash the dust and firm up the trails, mountain bikers can rejoice in ideal riding conditions. Such was the case last week when I drove up Century Drive for a loop ride in the Swampy Lakes area. Nothing like perfect trail conditions to get me back on some classic singletrack west of Bend. Although many riders are now flockin... Bend, Ore. • Each summer in the high desert climate of Central Oregon, many singletrack trails turn into swaths of dust and sand. But when thunderstorms bring heavy rains to quash the dust and firm up the trails, mountain bikers can rejoice in ideal riding conditions. Such was the case last week when I drove up Century Drive for a loop ride in the Swampy Lakes area. Nothing like perfect trail conditions to get me back on some classic singletrack west of Bend. Although many riders are now flockin... 58355959@www.sltrib.com Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:59:10 MDT