OUTDOOR - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/OUTDOOR News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Popular Mill Hollow Outdoor Education Center faces closure http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57703624-78/hollow-mill-center-students.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57703624-78/hollow-mill-center-students.html.csp">Popular Mill Hollow Outdoor Education Center faces closure</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By brett prettyman</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T21:56:34.827-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 09:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Mill Hollow Outdoor Education Center, run by the Granite School District, should be celebrating its 50th year of immersing students in the wonders of the wilds of the Uinta Mountains. Instead, the district is scrambling to find funds to keep offering the popular summer tradition. Shannon Bergmann’s son Alex, a sixth-grader at Eastwood Elementary, went to the camp last August. “When his friends saw the fliers they couldn’t believe it might be closing,” Bergmann said. “They all want their sibl...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57703624@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 21:56:34 MDT Letter: BASE jumping suit should open into body bag on impact http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57734403-82/base-body-park-selfish.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57734403-82/base-body-park-selfish.html.csp">Letter: BASE jumping suit should open into body bag on impact</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T01:01:03.787-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I would like to throw out a challenge to the Outdoor Retailers and businesses that design outdoor gear. Please design a suit for BASE jumpers that transforms into a body bag upon impact (“Park rangers recover BASE jumper’s body at Zion,” Tribune, March 25). Perhaps this will reduce the horror experienced by Park Service crews and search-and-rescue teams tasked with collecting the remains from this selfish “sport.” Christine B. Helfrich Salt Lake City</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57734403@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 01:01:03 MDT Wal-Mart mounts biggest spring sale push ever http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57706892-79/mart-sales-wal-winter.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57706892-79/mart-sales-wal-winter.html.csp">Wal-Mart mounts biggest spring sale push ever</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-20T07:41:01.265-06:00">Updated Mar 20, 2014 07:41AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is hoping to shake off the winter sales doldrums with its biggest spring sales push ever. The company is discounting more than 60 outdoor essentials from lawn mowers to mulch by 30 percent to 50 percent. The sale starts Friday and will run through March 29. Wal-Mart says the event was planned last summer as executives received forecasts that the winter was going to be especially harsh. But the company made changes since then because the winter was even more severe...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577068922014-03-20T07:41:01.265-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-20T07:41:01.265-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57706892@www.sltrib.com Thu, 20 Mar 2014 07:41:01 MDT Backcountry.com adds new guide website http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57682069-79/com-backcountry-guide-detour.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57682069-79/com-backcountry-guide-detour.html.csp">Backcountry.com adds new guide website</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-18T13:21:00.557-06:00">Updated Mar 18, 2014 01:21PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Utah-based backcountry.com has added a new product called Detour. The website, detour.backcountry.com, is a new outdoor adventure marketplace that allows adventure seekers to connect with professional outdoor guides. Currently, it features more than 100 outdoor adventures concentrated in Utah, Colorado and the Northeast. Those going to the website choose the region where they want to book a guide, pick an adventure and then book the guide. Outdoor experiences such as skiing, climbing, mountain b...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57682069@www.sltrib.com Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:21:00 MDT Outdoor expo gives enthusiasts dreams of spring http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57682856-79/kids-expo-hunting-climbing.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57682856-79/kids-expo-hunting-climbing.html.csp">Outdoor expo gives enthusiasts dreams of spring</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Wharton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-15T08:23:52.427-06:00">Updated Mar 15, 2014 08:23AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sandy • With the temperatures outside in the 60s and the trees in the South Towne Expo Center parking lot on the verge of blooming, there was little wonder why finding a spot among big trucks and SUVs to get into the annual International Sportsmen’s Exposition consumer trade show proved difficult. Utahns love the outdoors. And this sprawling show with 400 vendors featuring dream hunting trips, ATVs, boats, campers, trucks and hundreds of gadgets seems to satisfy the thirst to get outside as t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57682856@www.sltrib.com Sat, 15 Mar 2014 08:23:52 MDT Sportsmen’s expo opens Thursday in Sandy http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57670963-79/thursday-opens-sandy-sportsmen.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/57670963-79/thursday-opens-sandy-sportsmen.html.csp">Sportsmen’s expo opens Thursday in Sandy</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TOM WHARTON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-12T11:14:02.905-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 11:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The annual International Sportsmen’s Exposition opens its four-day run Thursday at noon at the South Towne Exposition Center in Sandy. The event bills itself as Utah’s largest collection of fishing, hunting and outdoor products, sportfishing boats and travel destinations. It includes contests and 100 free seminars. Hours are noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Ticket prices are $12 at the door. For information, log on to www.sportsexpos.c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57670963@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 11:14:02 MDT