If you've been in downtown Salt Lake City this week, you might have noticed the invasion of tanned, healthy-looking people downtown.
Those would be the vendors and dealers here for the annual Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, the trade show in the Salt Palace in which makers of outdoor gear (or anything that a manufacturer can sell as having a use outdoors) meet the buyers for retail outlets -- thus making the world go 'round.
The Cricket, not being the stout-hearted outdoorsy type, ventured into the Salt Palace to see some of the free-wheeling madness when you put together outdoor gear, motivated sellers, cautious buyers and free samples of energy bars.
For a slideshow of the offbeat things from OR, click on the thumbnail photos at left.
|1.||Western lawmakers gather in Utah to talk federal land takeover|
|2.||Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review|
|3.||Utah same-sex marriage case could be thrown out on a technicality|
|4.||Salt Lake Comic Con FanX: In ‘cosplay,’ everybody can be anybody|
|5.||Autopsies of 7 dead Utah babies done, reports still weeks away|
|6.||Northern Utah toddler accidentally shot with rifle dies|
|7.||Neon Trees’ Tyler Glenn proud to be gay and Mormon|
|8.||Expect street closures in downtown Salt Lake City for marathon|
|9.||Signs say you aren’t ready to be married|
|10.||Utah theater company to stage a golden-years hookup|