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First-aid equipment, tips for hiking the backcountry with dogs

Michael Radice  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 11:29am

Few things are as satisfying as a long day hike in the mountains or an overnight camping trip with your pet. But when someone gets injured, everything changes so you need to make sure you are prepared for an emergency.

Product review: Gear for family adventures this summer

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 23rd - 11:29am

With temperatures rising and summer in full swing, there are plenty of opportunities for family adventures. This article looks at a handful of outdoor products that might prove useful for your next outing.

Appeals court won't reconsider ruling in Alta snowboarding ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 22nd - 5:12pm

A federal appeals court is refusing to give a group of snowboarders another chance in their fight against a Utah ski resort's ban on their sport.

Popular Tibble Fork Reservoir closed for summer due to construction

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jun 22nd - 11:53am

Anyone planning a fishing trip to Tibble Fork Reservoir this summer will need to reschedule. The recreation area will be closed until December due to a major construction operation.

Bear Lake glamping resort opens new reception center

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jun 21st - 11:25am

The glamping industry has continued to spread in Utah with a Bear Lake resort recently adding a full reception center for weddings and other private events.

Escape summer heat by hiking to White Pine Lake

Bryce Jolley, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 20th - 11:47am

Anyone looking for a way to escape the unusually high temperatures lately should take a day hike to White Pine Lake up Logan Canyon.

5 local places to catch big fish with a fly rod

Spencer Durrant, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 17th - 11:29am

Are you struggling to consistently catch big fish on your fly rod? These five places are as close to a sure thing as you'll find in Utah when it comes to catching big fish on the fly.

7 national parks and the movies they star in

Brandon Griggs, CNN  |  Posted  Jun 17th - 11:08am

Thanks to digital effects, filmmakers today can create almost anything -- monsters, aliens, tornadoes, tsunamis -- on movie screens.

Jordanelle launches 1st open-water floating park in Utah

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jun 16th - 1:43pm

Jordanelle State Park is now home to the first “open-water park system in the state,” and beginning June 23, it will be open daily for the summer.

4 things to consider for hammock camping

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 15th - 11:58am

For many outdoor enthusiasts, camping is synonymous with tents. After all, tents have been around for centuries and have a proven track record. But a growing number of campers are turning to a new option: the camping hammock.

Mostly known for water activities, Deer Creek State Park now offers ziplines

Alex Cabrero  |  Posted  Jun 14th - 10:13pm

A new zipline course has opened at Deer Creek State Park near Heber. Park managers hope it will help increase visitation numbers.

Utah company creates unique expandable, lightweight tent system

Megan Marsden Christensen  |  Posted  Jun 14th - 7:31pm

Within one week, internet users raised more than $39,000 for an expandable, lightweight tent system.

3 gorgeous hiking spots to enjoy Utah’s wildflowers

Natalie Crofts  |  Posted  Jun 13th - 12:10pm

Hiking in Utah is always wonderful, but adding in wildflowers makes the trails even more beautiful. Scott Nichols of Utah Wildflowers shared three of his favorite spots for KSL.com readers to enjoy.

Utah bike company gaining worldwide attention

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 10th - 11:29am

A company based in Lindon is winning international praise for its innovative bikes. And many of Fezzari's bikes celebrate their Utah roots with uniquely local names like Nebo Peak, Timp Peak, Kings Peak and Cascade Peak.

Boulders make a splash at Willard Bay to boost fish habitat

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Jun 9th - 10:16pm

A giant, almost violent-sounding collision of earth meets water is going on multiple times a day for the next week at Willard Bay where state wildlife officials are overseeing a habitat improvement project that involves dumping boulders into the bay.

Charming video shows mother cougar frolic with cubs

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 8th - 11:29am

It seems that most mountain lion videos on YouTube involve pulse-pounding rescues or encounters. But this recent video from California showcases endearing interactions between a mother mountain lion and her two yearling cubs.

Video: Florida anglers catch big snappers with 'forbidden fruit'

Grant Olsen, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 7th - 10:46am

For many anglers, bananas are forbidden fruit. Bring them out on your fishing boat and you’ll doom the trip, or so goes the popular superstition. This video shows what happened when a Florida-based fishing guide decided to test that theory.

Photos: Bryce Canyon skies dazzle at 16th annual Astronomy Festival

Faith Heaton Jolley  |  Posted  Jun 6th - 3:31pm

Bryce Canyon National Park held its annual Astronomy Festival Wednesday through Saturday and the resulting photos are breathtaking.

Hiking to the Lower Falls in Yellowstone National Park

Mike Godfrey, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 6th - 11:40am

Named for "Uncle" Tom Richardson, this short trail offers perhaps the best view of the lower cascade in Yellowstone's grand canyon.

Wet May delays irrigation use, keeps reservoirs in good shape

Amy Joi O'Donoghue  |  Posted  Jun 4th - 11:48am

A wet, cool May helped delay the use of irrigation water for fields and lawns, keeping reservoir levels steady across much of Utah. The rainstorms put Utah on track to log an average year for precipitation, which is good in light of the drought.