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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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) 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... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58355959@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:57:02 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 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 16:51:02 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 Sat, 30 Aug 2014 15:22:03 MDT Gallery: Hot air balloons soar above Ogden http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58303724-223/balloon-festival-ogden-artist.html.csp Mike Bauwens, of Park City, prepares his balloon for launching, at the Ogden Valley Balloon and Artist Festival on Saturday. The festival continues through Sunday and features hot air balloons, art booths, and live entertainment. Mike Bauwens, of Park City, prepares his balloon for launching, at the Ogden Valley Balloon and Artist Festival on Saturday. The festival continues through Sunday and features hot air balloons, art booths, and live entertainment. 58303724@www.sltrib.com Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:22:57 MDT Where in Utah was this photo taken? Submit your guess to outdoors@sltrib.com for the chance to win a book http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58322242-223/sltrib-com-utah-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 Aug. 31. Include “Where” in your email subject line. Last week • Roma Murphy had her name drawn from the entries correctly identifying Willard Mountain, Willard Peak and the Wasatch Fault as seen from Interstate 15. She 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 Aug. 31. Include “Where” in your email subject line. Last week • Roma Murphy had her name drawn from the entries correctly identifying Willard Mountain, Willard Peak and the Wasatch Fault as seen from Interstate 15. She wins the book “Utah” by Tom and Gayen Wharton. 58322242@www.sltrib.com Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:57:27 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/entertainment2/58300856-223/sltrib-week-com-utah.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 Aug. 22. Include “Where” in your email subject line. Last week • Renee Holleran had her name drawn from the entries correctly identifying the view from Boulder Mountain at the Larb Hollow overlook on Highway 12. Holleran wins a copy of “It Happened in 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 “Utah” by Tom and Gayen Wharton. Guesses must be submitted by noon Aug. 22. Include “Where” in your email subject line. Last week • Renee Holleran had her name drawn from the entries correctly identifying the view from Boulder Mountain at the Larb Hollow overlook on Highway 12. Holleran wins a copy of “It Happened in Utah” by Tom and Gayen Wharton. 58300856@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:12:51 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/entertainment2/58250379-223/week-correctly-lake-photo.html.csp Send your guess, along with your name and address, to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win a book. Guesses must be submitted by noon Aug. 15. Please include “Where” in your email subject line. Last week’s winner was Judy Steiger of Salt Lake City, who correctly identified the photo from Devil’s Garden at Arches National Park. Send your guess, along with your name and address, to outdoors@sltrib.com for a chance to win a book. Guesses must be submitted by noon Aug. 15. Please include “Where” in your email subject line. Last week’s winner was Judy Steiger of Salt Lake City, who correctly identified the photo from Devil’s Garden at Arches National Park. 58250379@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:17:54 MDT Yellowstone crews work to remove illegal trails http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58255314-223/trails-park-yellowstone-officials.html.csp Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. • Yellowstone National Park officials are working on removing trails that were illegally constructed in the park’s southwestern corner. Park officials say authorized trails in the area remain open and unaffected. So-called “social trails” often result when people wander off established trails in heavily used areas near overlooks, along rivers and in places leading to climbing routes. Park officials tell the Jackson Hole News & Guide somebody deliberately built the... Yellowstone National Park, Wyo. • Yellowstone National Park officials are working on removing trails that were illegally constructed in the park’s southwestern corner. Park officials say authorized trails in the area remain open and unaffected. So-called “social trails” often result when people wander off established trails in heavily used areas near overlooks, along rivers and in places leading to climbing routes. Park officials tell the Jackson Hole News & Guide somebody deliberately built the... 58255314@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 09:21:27 MDT