(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Park City Mountain Resort employees move parts designated for the resort's  new Eagle lift, Thursday, July 7, 2022.  Residents last month blocked the resort from being able to install the lift because of discrepancies in resort capacities by two firms.

Park City Mountain will send ski lifts caught in red tape to another resort

By Julie Jag | September 29, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  
View of Monument Valley, with the Bears Ears in the distance, from the Pine Spring in Monument Valley, on Thursday, May 26, 2022.

Patagonia’s influence on Utah lands just got a ‘turbocharger’

By Julie Jag | September 28, 2022, 8:29 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The myth of the Bonneville potash canals. Photos and videos of people  paddleboarding and swimming in them have drawn hundreds of thousands of views on Instagram, but are they as exotic as they look, or are they toxic? The water is an unnatural green-blue shade and though they stand in stark and beautiful contrast to the unending flat, white salt desert, they are definitely not an oasis.

The potash canals in Utah’s salt flats have become a case of Instagram vs. reality

By Julie Jag | September 19, 2022, 2:24 p.m.

(Tyler Ravelle | TGR) McRae Williams of Park City is making the transition from 2018 Olympian to a skier in Teton Gravity Research's latest film, "Magic Hour," which will be shown at Red Butte Garden on Monday, Sept. 19, 2022. Williams is in the magic hour of his pro career, but is unsure if the sun is rising or setting on him.

Olympic skier McRae Williams’ career is in its ‘Magic Hour,’ but is it the end or just the beginning?

By Julie Jag | September 18, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Professional pickleball player Jessie Irvine returns a volley during the PPA Tournament of Champions in Brigham City, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022.  Pickleball players must play behind a 7-foot no-volley zone on each side of the net and must let the ball bounce once before volleys are allowed.

Pickleball is exploding in popularity, and Utah has become a haven for the sport. Here’s where you can play.

By Palak Jayswal | September 14, 2022, 4:40 p.m.

(NPS / Nicole Segnini)
A couple takes a picture at Delicate Arch during sunset. Many hikers suffer heat-related issues along the trail even though it is only 3 miles round trip.

As another heat wave hits Utah, how hot is too hot in our national parks?

By Julie Jag | September 1, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

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A child swings next to Mill Creek in Moab on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2022, a day after the 100-year flood. A river gauge on the west side of Moab showed the river was 10 feet higher than its average of about 4.5 feet at that gauge.

Moab just had a 100-year flood. What does that mean and how often does it happen?

By Julie Jag | August 25, 2022, 6:29 p.m.

(Darius Nabors) Kayleen and Matt Castelli and Michael and Kathryn Heckendorn dry out their gear above the muddy Green River in Canyonlands National Park on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022. Less than an hour earlier a flash flood ripped through the area. In Moab, the nearest city, the deluge caused what has been deemed a 100-year flood.

Hikers seek refuge in Canyonlands cave as Utah’s monsoon season brings 100-year flood

By Julie Jag | August 24, 2022, 5:53 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) 
Zachory Houston wears a face mask as he skis at Park City Mountain Resort on opening day on
Friday, Nov. 20, 2020.

Park City Mountain may take heat for changes it plans for this winter

By Julie Jag | August 22, 2022, 11:49 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Hikers are photographed in The Narrows, in Zion National Park, Wednesday May 6, 2015. The popular hike is prone to flash floods like the one that caught up several hikers Friday, Aug. 19, 2022. One hiker was still missing Sunday after that flood.

Zion closes shuttle stops as search for hiker continues

By Julie Jag | August 21, 2022, 8:29 p.m.

(Jessica Eddington | SUU Basecamp) Jessica Eddington helps a student pick out a climbing helmet at Southern Utah University's Basecamp, an outdoor gear-lending library for students and community members. Eddington is the Basecamp manager. Gear libraries can be a great resource for anyone wanting to try a new wilderness activity.

You may not have $5,000 for a mountain bike, but you do have options

By Julie Jag | August 16, 2022, 9:16 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune)

On Saturday, there was a minimum 15-minute wait time for vehicles waiting for entrance to Arches National Park, October 12, 2013.Thanks to a $1.7 million payment from Utah taxpayers, the national parks of southern Utah are being exempted from the federal government shutdown just in time for a traditionally busy fall weekend.

Arches National Park had long lines. Now it has fewer visitors. Is new reservation system working?

By Julie Jag | August 16, 2022, 8:42 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) After an 1,100-foot climb, the new Parley's Pointe Trail provides expansive views of the Salt Lake Valley as a rider is treated to the view on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022. The 4.8-mile trail is part of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail and winds between the Parley's Trail bike path and the Arcadia trailhead on Lakeline Drive.

Trib Trails: Newest trail in the Salt Lake foothills provides expansive valley views

By Julie Jag | August 12, 2022, 11:27 p.m.

(Caitlin Ceci | NPS) A hiker pics its way over a narrow section near the top of the Angels Landing trail in Zion National Park. A new permit system has cut down on the number of hikers who attempt the final stretch of the park's most popular hike, but it hasn't necessarily made it safer.

Are permits taking the peril out of ‘The most dangerous hike in America’?

By Julie Jag | August 8, 2022, 6:34 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Mira Petersen, and Kaitlyn Kunz hike on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022 along one of many social trails that break off of the Grandeur Peak Face Trail, which starts at the north end of Wasatch Boulevard.  A connector trail between that trailhead and the Pipeline Trail in Mill Creek Canyon is slated to be completed by the end of the year. It has been in the works for more than 20 years and will create 10 continuous miles of Bonneville Shoreline Trail.

Mill Creek Canyon neighbors worry new BST link will bring more people into their backyards

By Julie Jag | August 5, 2022, 3:46 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Asphalt work has a lane closed in Lower Mill Creek Canyon in Salt Lake City on Tuesday, July 26, 2022.

Cyclists, kiss your Mill Creek Canyon ride goodbye this summer

By Julie Jag | August 3, 2022, 5:26 a.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  Hikers walk along a detour of the Catherine Pass Trail, as construction crews work on the Supreme chair lift at Alta Ski resort, Wednesday, July 27, 2022.

If you’re looking for wildflowers in Albion Basin, you’ll spot some construction too

By Julie Jag | July 28, 2022, 8:35 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Ian Matteson launches off one of the table top jumps at Powder Mountain on Monday, July 11, 2022. Powder Mountain joins a growing number of resorts that are turning to lift-accessed mountain biking for revenue in the summer.

It’s all downhill for Powder Mountain — or should we say ‘Dirt Mountain’ — this summer

By Julie Jag | July 28, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Utah Fire Info) A helicopter dips from a “pumpkin" water tank to suppress flames from the Halfway Hill Fire near Fillmore, which grew to 6,640 acres in 24 hours.

5 tips for a safe campfire this summer

By Julie Jag | July 22, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

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Campfires, and roasting marshmallows for s'mores, could become a thing of the past as Utah becomes hotter and drier.

Summers without s’mores? That ‘sad’ reality is closer than you may think.

By Julie Jag | July 22, 2022, 6:09 p.m.